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### Ultrapowers and complemented subspaces

Let $Y$ be a closed subspace of a Banach space $X$, and let $\mathcal{U}$ be a nontrivial ultrafilter on the set $\mathbb{N}$ of all integer numbers.
It is not difficult to see that if $Y$ is ...

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### Introducing a dual space structure

Suppose that we have a Banach space $X$ together with some locally convex Hausdorff topology on $X$, weaker than the one given by the norm, which makes the unit ball of $X$ compact. Is $X$ ...

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### A differentiable version of the Michael selection theorem

Assume that $X$ and $Y$ are Banach spaces and $T:X\to Y$ is a bounded surjective linear map.
Is there a Gateaux differentiable function $g:Y\to X$ such that $T\circ g=Id_{Y}$?

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### Mixed Tsirelson Norm

A couple of days ago I posted this question on Mathematics Stack Exchange. Surprisingly, so far, I haven't received any answers or comments about it (besides my own possible answer). Maybe I can get ...

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### Understanding reasons for best constants in inequalities

Why, in functional analysis, is so important to calculate best constant in an embedding inequality?
Cross-posted from ...

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### A (non trivial) continuous map on a Banach space which is nowhere Frechet differentiable

Assume that $X$ is a Banach space. Is there a continuous map $f:X\to X$ such that $f$ is nowhere Frechet differentiable, but its restriction to every finite dimensional subspace is every where Frechet ...

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### A useful criterion in vector integration

I would like to know the proof of the following theorem:
Consider two Banach spaces $X\hookrightarrow Y$ and $1<p,q\leq\infty$. Let $(f_n)_{n\geq 0}$ be a bounded sequence in $L^q(I,Y)$ and let ...

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### Complemented subspaces of ultrapowers

It's a famous result of Maurey that a Banach space $E$ is finitely representable in $X$ if and only if it is a subspace of some ultrapower of $X$. Is there an analogous result for complemented ...

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### Banach spaces with no reflexive complemented subspaces

If $X$ is a Banach space with the Dunford Pettis Property (DPP), then no infinite reflexive subspace can be complemented. Suppose now that the Banach space has the property, that no infinite reflexive ...

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### Non-strictly singular quotients

Every separable subspace, in particular, $\ell_p$ for $p\in (1,\infty)$ is a quotient of $\ell_1$. However, every map from $\ell_1$ to $\ell_p$ is strictly singular (as $\ell_1$ is self-saturated). ...

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### Separable Banach spaces which are absolute Lipschitz retracts

A subset $F$ of a metric space $M$ is called a Lipschitz retract of $M$ if there is a Lipschitz map from $M$ onto $F$ which coincides with the identity on $F$. A metric space which is a Lipschitz ...

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### When is it $C(X)$?

Suppose that $\tilde{X}$ is a compact space. If $C(\tilde{X})$ is isometrically isomorphic to the second dual of a Banach space, does there exist a locally compact space $X$ such that ...

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### On the existence of embeddings of $\ell_r$ into $L_1([0,1], \ell_p)$ for $r<p$

If $2<r<p$, is it true or false that $\ell_r \not \!\hookrightarrow L_1([0,1], \ell_p)$ ? In other words, if $r< p$, is it true or false that $L_1([0,1], \ell_p)$ contains a copy of $\ell_r$ ...

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### Birkhoff orthogonal of a Banach space in its bidual

Let $X$ be a Banach space embedded in $X^{**}$ in the usual way.
We consider the set
$$
O_X := \{ x^{**}\in X^{**} : \|x^{**}-x\|\geq \|x\| \textrm{ for all }x\in X\}.
$$
I think this is the ...

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### Existence of injective operators with dense range

Given two separable (infinite dimensional) Banach spaces $X$ and $Y$, it is not difficult to show that there exists an injective (bounded linear) operator $T:X\to Y$ with range dense in $Y$. See S. ...

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### Contractively complemented subspaces without contractively complemented complement

Can someone give me an example of a Banach space $X$ and contractive projection $P\in\mathcal{B}(X)$ such that $\ker P$ is not a range of any contractive projection $Q\in\mathcal{B}(X)$?

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### Morita equivalence for operator algebras and tensor products, question about proof

This is a bit of a dumb question I know, but I was reading "Morita equivalence for C*-algebras and W*-algebras" by Rieffel, in this section about Morita equivalences and how they relate to forming ...

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### tensorial product with Lp

Let us consider E a finite-dimensional normed space on $\mathbb{R}$ and a real number $p\geq 1$.
Is it true that the projective tensorial product $E \widehat{\otimes}_\pi L^p(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{R})$ ...

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### When is the bound in Riesz-Thorin Interpolation Theorem attained?

Let me recall the statement of Riesz-Thorin theorem (see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riesz%E2%80%93Thorin_theorem).
Theorem (Riesz-Thorin): Let $(X,\mu)$ and $(Y,\nu)$ be $\sigma$-finite ...

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### Banach-Mazur distance to complex $\ell^1$ of a space containing real $\ell^1$

Consider a complex Banach space $X$ with a real subspace isometric to $\ell^1_{\mathbb R}$. What is the best constant $c$ such that $X$ contains a complex subspace $c$-isometric to $\ell^1_{\mathbb ...

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### Centralizers and containment of $c_0$

I have this question also in MSE (see: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/666053/centralizers-and-containment-of-c-0), but I have not got an answer there. So I thought I try my luck here.
Let ...

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### On sequences which converge to zero with respect to an operator ideal

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $\mathcal{A}$ be an operator ideal. A sequence $(x_{n})_{n=1}^{\infty}$ in $X$ is called $\mathcal{A}$-convergent to zero if there exist an operator $S\in ...

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### On the classification of injective Banach spaces

A Banach space $E$ is injective when it is complemented in each Banach space $X$ that contains it as a closed subspace. The space $E$ is $1$-injective if the copy of $E$ in $X$ is the range of a ...

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### Rosenthal like inequality for weak $\mathbb L^p$-norms

Let $p$ be a real number greater than $1$. It is well known (see Hall and Heyde's Martingale limit theory and its applications, Theorem 2.10) that there exists a constant $C_p$ such that if ...

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### A generalization of a theorem of Grothendieck

In this question the norm of $L^{P}[0,1]$ is denoted by $\parallel . \parallel _{p}$.
Let $p$ and $q$ be two arbitrary real numbers with $2<p<q$.
Assume that $S$ is a subvector space ...

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### Constructing a continuous matrix valued function

Given $d<k$. Let ${\cal M}_{d\times k}(\mathbb{R})$ denotes the set of all $d\times k$ real matrices and suppose that $H:\mathbb{R}^k\rightarrow {\cal M}_{d\times k}(\mathbb{R})$ is a continuous ...

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### Grothendieck spaces and total subspaces of the dual

There is probably an embarrassingly simple counter-example to my question but I couldn't figure it out myself. Let me give it a try here.
A Banach space $X$ is Grothendieck if weak*-convergent ...

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### The importance of basis constant in Banach spaces

Let $X$ be a Banach space an let $(e_n)_{n=1}^{\infty}$ be a Schauder basis of $X$. If we denote the sequence of the natural projections associated with $(e_n)_{n=1}^{\infty}$ by ...

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### A homogeneous but slightly asymmetric inequality

I need to prove the following inequality: for any $Z=(z_1,\dots,z_l)\in\mathbb{C}^l$ for any $p\geq 2$ and $l\geq 2$
\begin{equation}
\left|\left|\sum_{j=1}^l ...

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### Commutativity of convex hulls and closed balls

Let $X$ be a closed convex subset of a Banach space, and let $A\subseteq X$ be a Borel set. Denote
$$
B_r(A) :=\{y\in X:\exists x\in A \text{ such that }\|x-y\|\leq r\}
$$
and by $H(A)$ the convex ...

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### Self-Adjointness for Banach Spaces

Good evening. Is there a reasonable notion of being self-adjoint for the adjoint operator on Banach Spaces? Kind regards, Alex

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### Representation of Banach spaces partially ordered by solid, normal, minihedral cones

I've been using the representation result below, from Krasnosel'skij/Lifshits/Sobolev; Positive Linear Systems---The Method of Positive Linear Operators. Heldermann Verlag, 1989.
Theorem. Let $E$ be ...

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### Containment of $c_0$

I have the following question. I guess it's quite simple for experts.
Unfortunately, I could not come up with an answer yet.
Let $X$ be a Banach space which contains no copy of $c_0$.
Does it impply ...

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### An open problem in convex geometry

Is it possible to find four norms $\| \cdot\|_k$ $( 1 \leq k \leq 4)$ on the plane such that a three-dimensional normed space containing four subspaces isometric to these normed planes does not exist? ...

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### Suprema and infima in spaces ordered by non-normal cones

Background
We shall call a subset $V_+ \subseteq V$ of a Banach space $V$ a cone if
$V_+$ is closed,
$\alpha V_+ \subseteq V_+$ for all $\alpha \geqslant 0$, and
$V_+ \cap (-V_+) = \{0\}$.
Cones ...

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### two concepts of positivity for elements of $C(X)$ when $X$ is hyper-stonean

Suppose that $X$ is a compact space. Let $M(X)=C(X)^*$ denote the Banach space of regular measures. Is the following statement true:
$F:M(X)\to\mathbb{C}$ is a positive functional if and only if the ...

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### Is the space of trace class operators finitely representable in an $L^1$-space?

I am interested in knowing whether the space of trace class operators is (crudely) finitely representable in an $L^1$-space. I suspect that the answer is negative but I am unable to find any argument ...

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### Banach algebra for measures induced by Haar measures

It is classical that $L^1(G, m)$ is a Banach algebra when $G$ is a locally compact group with Haar measure $m$ by using the operation of convolution via the integral
...

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### An extreme point of the ball of the space of compact operators

It is very easy to see that the unit ball of $c_0$ has no extreme points. I was trying to spot any extreme points in the unit ball of the space of compact operators on a Hilbert space (a ...

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### How to check a function belongs to a Banach space

My question comes from my confusion in studying the Fefferman-Stein inequality which says that for any $f\in L^p$ it holds $\|f\|_p\leq c \|f^\#\|_p$ with $f^\#$ the maximal function. This is an ...

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### Second duals of Grothendieck spaces

The classical example of a Grothendieck space is $\ell_\infty$. It is also known that its even duals $\ell_\infty^{**}$, $\ell_\infty^{(4)}$, $\dots$ are Grothendieck spaces.
(See, e.g., this note ...

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### Is any order bounded continuous linear functionals a difference of positive continuous functionals?

Let $B$ be a Banach space and $K$ a closed proper cone in $B$ such that the induced partial order makes $B$ a vector lattice. Let $K'=\{x^*\in B':\langle x^*, x\rangle\geq 0\ \forall x\in K\}$ the ...

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### Precise versions of “differential operators are unbounded but closed linear operators”

I am trying to understand to what extent the following result of Hille is an extension of the usual theorems on differentiation under the integral sign.
Theorem (Hille). Let $(\Omega,\Sigma,\mu)$ ...

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### Quotients of $\ell_\infty$ by separable subspaces

Given a (closed) separable subspace $M$ of $\ell_\infty$, I am interested in conditions implying that the quotient $\ell_\infty/M$ is isomorphic to a subspace of $\ell_\infty$.
It is not difficult ...

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### Quasi-reflexive spaces which are not isometric to dual spaces

My question may sound weird and I have no deep motivation behind it other than curiosity.
As is well-known, quasi-reflexive spaces have the Radon-Nikodym property hence their balls have lots of ...

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### Meager subspaces of a Banach space and weak-* convergence

I previously asked a version of this question on Math.SE, but didn't receive an answer. (But there is a bounty there if you want to claim it!)
Let $X$ be a Banach space. (If it helps, feel free to ...

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### When does $\ell_1(\Gamma)$ embed into $L_1(\mu)$?

Suppose we are given an uncountable set $\Gamma$ and a measure space $(\Omega, \mathcal{F}, \mu)$. I would like to know when the Banach space $\ell_1(\Gamma)$ embeds into $L_1(\mu)$. Of course, this ...

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### Complex interpolation of a Banach space and its antidual when the space has a basis

Given a complex Banach space $X$ and its antidual $\hat X^*$, it is possible in some cases to apply the complex interpolation method, and get as $(X,\hat X^*)_{1/2}$ a Hilbert space. See [F. Watbled, ...

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### How hard (P, NP, NP-hard) is it to compute Schur norms of matrices (as multipliers)?

Given a matrix $A\in M_n(\mathbb{C})$, I will denote by $||A||_\infty$ the operator norm of $A$, as seen acting on the Hilbert space $\mathbb{C}^n$. This makes $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ into a Banach space ...

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### Dual Banach space of $B(X,Y)$ when $X$ is finite dimensional

Denote $B(X,Y)$ the Banach space of bounded operators between Banach spaces $X$ and $Y$.
When $X$ and $Y$ are both finite dimensional, it follows from the formula
$$\|u\|_{B(X,Y)} = \sup_{\|x\|_X ...