A Banach space is a complete normed vector space: A vector space equipped with a norm such that every Cauchy sequence converges.

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Complemented Subspaces and Riesz-Thorin interpolation

Riesz-Thorin interpolation may sometimes be applied to subspaces (of $\ell^p$ or $L^p$) when these are complemented and the spaces in the complementation comes from a common dense subspace. To be a ...
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Infinite linear span vs closed linear span

Hi, Suppose we have a (real, separable) Banach space $V$ and a (linear) set $A\subseteq V$. I presume in general it might not be possible to write every element of the closed span of $A$ as an ...
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How do you compute the dual norm of an induced norm on a subspace of a finite-dimensional Lp-normed vector space?

Say you have a finite-dimensional vector space $V$ with an $L^p$ norm on it. In general, the norm induced on a subspace $V_s$ of doesn't have to be another $L^p$ norm, so the unit sphere in $V_s$ ...
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Around Banach isomorphism theorem

Let $E$ be a normed (real) space which is not complete. Is it always possible to find $f$ a continuous bijective linear function from $E$ to $E$ such that $f^{-1}$ is not continuous?
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Set of unitaries with “spread-like” properties

I'm interested in finding two sets of $N$ unitary $N \times N$ matrices $U_{1}, \ldots, U_{N}$, $V_{1}, \ldots, V_{N}$ such that: $ \sup\limits_{X, Y}\sum\limits_{j,k = 1}^{N} ...
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surjectivity of operators on l^infty

Can anyone give me an example of an bounded and linear operator $T:\ell^\infty\to \ell^\infty$ (the space of bounded sequences with the usual sup-norm), such that T has dense range, but is not ...
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How (and when) to factor a function defined on a product of metric spaces?

Suppose we have a set of regular functions defined on a product of metric spaces, for instance the Banach space of the smooth functions from $\mathbb R^n$ to $\mathbb C$. We know, thanks to the Taylor ...
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Continuous projections in $\ell_1$ with norm $>1$

I was trying to find papers and articles about non-contractive continuous projections in $\ell_1(S)$ where $S$ is an arbitrary set. If it is not studied yet, I would like to know results for the case ...
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Separable $L_1$-predual

Some isometric preduals of $\ell_1$ are of the form $C_0(K)$ where $K$ is countable. I am wondering whether this is a general rule. Question: Is there a measure $\mu$ and a (preferably separable) ...
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Preduals of $\ell_1$

The space $\ell_1$ has loads of (isomorphic) predulas. They can be as weird as possible but I am interested in Banach lattices. Question: Let $X$ be a Banach lattice with dual isomorphic to $\ell_1$. ...
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Weak*-closed and complemented subspaces of dual Banach spaces

We consider a Banach space $X$ and its dual $X^*$. Let $Q\colon X^\ast \to X^\ast$ be an idempotent operator. Question: Can we find an idempotent operator $P\colon X^\ast \to X^\ast$ which is ...
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What is the intersection of the closures of left invertible operators and right invertible operators?

From Douglas Zare's answer (see Does $X$ embed in $Y$, and $Y$ embed in $X$, always imply that $X$ isomorphic onto $Y$?), one know that $$ \overline{G_{l}(X,Y)} \bigcap \overline{G_{r}(X,Y) } = ...
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Does $X$ embed in $Y$, and $Y$ embed in $X$, always imply that $X$ isomorphic onto $Y$?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Banach spaces. The notion of the embedded spaces was introduced by D.S. Djordjevic. Say that $X$ embed in $Y$, and write $X \preceq Y$, if there exists a left invertible operator ...
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A natural center of a convex weakly compact set in Banach space

Question: Let $S$ be a convex weakly compact set in Banach space $H$. Propose a natural way to define the unique center $O \in S$. Motivation: A lot! For example, in game theory $S$ can be a set of ...
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Strictly singular operators and their adjoints

This is a question I thought about a while back and figured I'd throw it out there to see if anyone has some insight that I am missing. Let $X$ and $Y$ be infinite dimensional separable Banach ...
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When Pelczynski's property (V*) forces (V) in the dual space?

Recently, I have been asked if are there any sufficient conditions for a Banach space with Pelczynski property (V*) to have dual with property (V). Since it was a long standing open problem, I guess ...
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Reference request for sums of Grothendieck spaces

I much appreciate your help with my previous question. Now, I'd like to ask about a reference. I need a fact asserting that if $p\in (1,\infty]$ (with emphasis on the case $p=\infty$) then the ...
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Do ultrapowers of classical Banach spaces have unconditional bases?

I am trying to imagine (to some extent, of course) the geometry of ultrapowers of certain 'easy-to-handle' Banach spaces. Let me start with $X = \ell_p$, $p\in (1,\infty)$ or $X=c_0$. Since the ...
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Tensors with low spectral norm

Consider a tensor $T$ with six indices, $T_{(ii')(jj')(kk')}$, where each index goes from $1$ to $n$. We can think of $T$ as a linear map from $\mathbb{R}^n \otimes \mathbb{R}^n \otimes \mathbb{R}^n$ ...
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L_2-norm representation

Let $$ f^{\alpha}_+(x)=\frac{1}{\Gamma(\alpha+1)}\sum_{k\ge 0}(-1)^k{\alpha+1 \choose k}(x-k)^{\alpha}_+, $$ where $\alpha > -\frac 12$. I am wondering if one can get nice representation of ...
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Almost isometric subspaces of $\ell_p$

1) Given $p\in (1,\infty)$. 2) Let us fix two, non-isometric subspaces $X,Y\subseteq \ell_p$ isomorphic to $\ell_p$. 3) Are there an $\varepsilon\in (0,1)$ and an isomorphism $S\colon X\to Y$ such ...
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Invariant subspaces for compact restrictions

Suppose $Y$ is a closed hyperplane in $X$, so we can write $X=Y\oplus[x_0]$. Let $y_n$ be a normalized basis of $Y$. Define an operator $S:Y\to Y\oplus[x_0]$ by $Sy_n=\alpha_ny_n+\beta_nx_0$, for any ...
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Closed operators and duality

Usually we would define a "densely defined, closed operator" on a Banach space $E$ to be a linear map $T:D(T)\rightarrow E$, where $D(T)$ is a dense subspace of $E$, and the graph of $T$, $G(T)=\{ ...
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Determining continuous functions on Banach spaces

Let $X$ be a real Banach space. For a continuous (not necessarily linear) function $g:X \to \mathbb{R}$ and a family $\mathcal{F} \subseteq X^*$, we´ll say that $\mathcal{F}$ determines $g$ if ...
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Density character of $\ell_\infty(\kappa, S)$

Let $S$ be an uncountable set. Consider the subspace $\ell_\infty(\kappa, S)$ of $\ell_\infty(S)$ formed by all functions with support of cardinality at most $\kappa$ (here $\kappa<|S|$). ...
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Projections which are not completely bounded

There are 'canonical' examples of maps on operator spaces which are not completely bounded. Nevertheless, I couldn't produce any examples of bounded projections on relatively easy to understand ...
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Do (Banach) ultrapowers carry some sort of 'elementary equivalence'?

The (model-theoretic) ultrapowers had been used for studying elementary equivalnce of first-order structures. Then, they have been adapted to Banach spaces, which are, let me say, second-order ...
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Can we find arbitrarily many elements of SU(2) generating a good copy of MAX($\ell_1^n$) inside VN(SU(2))?

In trying to prove that the answer to the title is "no", I was led to the following problem (which I think is equivalent to the question asked in the title, but can be stated independently). If ...
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What is the Dunford Integral and why is it useful?

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pettis_integral defines the Pettis Integral for Banach space valued functions wrt to some measure space by duality. It calls the Pettis & Bochner integral ...
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Complementable subspaces of $(c_{00}(S),\Vert\cdot\Vert_1)$

Let $\ell_{1,0}(S)=(c_{0,0}(S),\Vert\cdot\Vert_1)$ be a space of functions on a set $S$ with finite support, endowed with $\ell_1$ norm. Could you answer the at least one of the following questions ...
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Unbounded sequences in Banach spaces

Let $X$ be a Banach space and let $T$ be a bounded operator acting on $X$. Suppose for each linearly independent unbounded sequence $(x_n)$ in $E$, the sequence $(Tx_n)$ is unbounded. Must $T$ be ...
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Basic sequences in $\ell_p$

Let $p\in [1,\infty)\setminus\{2\}$. Suppose $(e_n)$ is a basic sequence in $\ell_p$ (or $L_p$) equivalent to the basis of $\ell_p$ ($L_p$). Is there a subsequence $(e_{n_k})$ such that $[e_{n_k}]$ is ...
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Generalized unique nearest point problem for a compact, convex set in a strictly convex Banach space.

If $X$ is a Real Banach space with strictly convex norm, it is known that for any non-empty compact, convex set $K$ and point $x_0\notin K$, there exists a unique point $z_0\in K$ minimizing the ...
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Perturbing upper-semi Fredholm operators

Let $T\colon X\to X$ be an upper-semi Fredholm operator acting on a $B$-space $X$ (the range of $T$ is closed and kernel is finite-dimensional) with complemented range. Suppose $S\colon X\to X$ is ...
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Is it true that $c_0(X)^* = \ell_1(X^*)$ ?

I'm trying to prove this that but I can't . Any help/reference ?
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Extension of weakly compact operators from $\ell_1$ into $c_0$

Is every weakly compact operator from $\ell_1$ into $c_0$ extendible to any larger space? Equivalently, is every weakly compact operator from $\ell_1$ into $c_0$ extendible to $\ell_\infty$?
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weak*-closed subspaces

Recall that a closed subspace $Y$ of a Banach space $X$ is weakly complemented if the set $$Y^{\bot}:= \{ f\in X^\*| f(y) = 0 \forall y\in Y\}$$ is a complemented subspace of $ X^*$. For example, ...
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When is the norm of all positive operators on an ordered Banach space determined by their values on the positive cone?

I'm trying to investigate the interplay between the norm and cone of positive elements in ordered Banach spaces. In particular, I would like a nice characterization of when the norm of a positive ...
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Transpose of unbounded operators between Banach spaces.

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Banach spaces, and let $L : X \rightarrow Y$ be a unbounded operator with dense domain $\operatorname{dom}(L)$. We can then talk about the transposed operator $L' : ...
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Inequalities for uniformly convex normed spaces

When reading "Chebyshev centers and uniform convexity" by Dan Amir I encountered the following result which is apparently "known and easy to prove". I'm sure it is, but I can't find a proof and am ...
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Are weak and strong convergence of sequences not equivalent?

For some infinite-dimensional Banach spaces $E$, it is easy to find sequences $\langle x_i:i\in\mathbb N_0\rangle$ which converge to zero weakly but not in the norm topology, i.e. we have ...
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Converse of the taylor's theorem in Banach Spaces

I would like to known if the following converse of the taylor's theorem is true: Let $E$, $F$ Banach spaces, and $f:E\rightarrow F$ continuous. Suppose there are $k$ continuous functions $T_i: E ...
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Principle of Local Reflexivity

I'm having a hard time trying to understand a proof of the Principle of Local Reflexivity. I'm following the proofs from 1) Topics in Banach Space Theory (by Fernando Albiac, Nigel J. Kalton) 2) ...
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Uniqueness of dimension in Banach spaces

Let $\;\;\; \big\langle V,+,\cdot, \;\; ||\cdot|| \;\; \big\rangle \;\;\;$ be a Banach space over the field $\mathbb{K}$, which is either $\mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose there exists a subset ...
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Weak convergence implying norm convergence

A surprising (to me) consequence of Hahn-Banach is that when a sequence converges weakly then there is another sequence made of (finite) convex combination which converges in norm (to the same ...
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A criterion for the sum of two closed sets to be closed ?

Let $V$ and $I$ be two closed subsets of a Banach space $A$. The set $V$ is a convex cone, and $I$ is a linear subspace of $A$. I also know that $V\cap I=\{0\}$. I would like to know whether $I+V$ ...
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Unambiguous “weak” vector valued $L^{+\infty}$ spaces?

For some time, I have been stuck to the problem to be described as follows. The (perhaps not so commonly known) facts given here are taken from R. E. Edwards' Functional Analysis (Holt, Rinehart and ...
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Derandomizing random matrices

My question is rather general - what is known about derandomization of results in random matrix theory, high-dimensional geometry, Banach spaces etc. using probabilistic constructions (like estimates ...
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Do real vectors attain matrix norms?

I apologize if the following question ends up being too elementary for this website; I asked it on math.SE a week ago and it remains unanswered. Let $A$ be an $n \times n$ matrix with real entries ...
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Second adjoint operators on non quasi-reflexive Banach spaces

I am interested in 'algebraic-density'-type properties of second adjoint operators in the algebra of bounded operator on a second dual of a Banach space. Incidentally, I have a problem with ...