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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2, 3, and 4 (a possible fixed point result ?)

The question below is related to the classical Browder-Goehde-Kirk fixed point theorem. Let $K$ be the closed unit ball of $\ell^{2}$, and let $T:K\rightarrow K$ be a mapping such that $\Vert ...
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Example of a compact set that isn't the spectrum of an operator

This question is somewhat ill-posed (due to the word easy) and is triggered by idle curiosity: Is there an easy example of a (separable, infinite-dimensional) Banach space $X$ and a nonempty ...
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Decomposable Banach Spaces

An infinite dimensional Banach space $X$ is decomposable provided $X$ is the direct sum of two closed infinite dimensional subspaces; equivalently, if there is a bounded linear idempotent operator on ...
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Lipschitz Homeomorphisms Between Spheres of N-dimensional Spaces

Let $B_p^N$ be the unit ball of $\mathbb{R}^N$ under the $\ell_p^N$ norm. Question: Let $C_N$ be the infimum of all $C$ for which there is a homeomorphism $f_N$ from $B_\infty^N$ onto $B_2^N$ so ...
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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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Dual of the Ultraproduct of a Banach Space

Suppose we have a Banach space ultraproduct $(E_i)_U$. I can think of three natural objects which are "dual-like": $(E_i^*)_U$, the ultraproduct of the duals of the ground spaces. The space made up ...
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Finite Rank Commutators

My former student Detelin Dosev and I are interested in classifying the commutators in $L(X)$, the bounded linear operators on the Banach space $X$ (see our joint paper on my home page or the ArXiv ...
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Infinite convex combinations in a Banach space

Let's say that a subset $C$ of a Banach space $X$ is $\sigma$-convex if the following property holds: For any sequence $(x_k)_{k\ge0}$ in $C$, and for any sequence of non-negative real numbers ...
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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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Asymptotic non-distortion of the separable Hilbert space

By the work of E. Odell and Th. Schlumprecht, we know that the separable Hilbert space $\ell_2$ is arbitrarily distortable. But I don't know if an "asymptotic" version of their result is true. To ...
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Closure of $L(\ell^2,\ell^2)$ in $L(\ell^2,\ell^\infty)$

Let $\ell^2$, $\ell^\infty$ denote the usual sequence spaces and let $L(\ell^2,\ell^2)$ the Banach space of bounded linear operators from $\ell^2$ to $\ell^2$ as well as $L(\ell^2,\ell^\infty)$ the ...
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Ultrapowers of Banach spaces without the continuum hypothesis

Let $\mathcal{U}$ be a non-trivial ultrafilter on the set of integers $\mathbb{N}$, and let $C(K)$ denote the Banach space of continuous functions on a compact $K$. Under the continuum hypothesis CH, ...
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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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The Banach space of bounded functions with countable support

Let $X$ be a set of cardinality $\aleph_1$ and consider the Banach space $\ell_\infty^c(X)$ of all scalar-valued bounded functions on $X$ which are non-zero only for countably many elements of $X$ ...
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Uniform closure of subspaces of Baire class 1

Describe a uniformly closed linear subspace $A \subset C([0,1])$ such that the space $B_1(A)$ is not uniformly complete. Here $B_1(A)$ is the set of all bounded functions $f$ which are pointwise ...
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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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Is there Ultracoproduct-like construction for topological spaces in general?

In http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/9704205.pdf they define the ultracoproduct of a sequence of compact Hausdorff spaces, $\sum_\mathcal{U}X_i$ along an ultrafilter $\mathcal{U}$ as the Wallman-Frink ...
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Minkowski's Inequality for Integrals in Orlicz spaces

EDIT: I have changed the question to have less parameters, fitting it into the context of Orlicz spaces. Suppose $f:[0,\infty)\to[0,\infty)$ is convex and increasing, ...
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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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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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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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Weak lower semi-continuity

Which conditions assure the weak lower semicontinuity of, say, an integral functional of the type $F(u):=\int_\Omega f(u(x),Du(x))dx$ on $W^{1,2}(\Omega,\mathbb{R}^N)$ for a bounded, if you will ...
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Hilbert subspaces of indefinite inner product spaces

Let $E$ be a real linear space, endowed with a non-degenerate symmetric bilinear form $(.,.)$. Suppose that the [indefinite] inner product space $(E,(.,.))$ satisfies the following [sequential] ...
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Banach spaces admitting no proper quasi-affinity

I am interested in examples of Banach spaces $X$ satisfying the following two conditions: (1) Every (continuous linear) injective operator $T:X\to X$ with dense range is surjective. (2) $X$ is ...
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Products of spaces containing no copies of $\ell_2(\Gamma)$

Given an infinite set $\Gamma$, I would like to know if the class of Banach spaces containing no copies of $\ell_2(\Gamma)$ is stable under finite products. When $\Gamma$ is countable the answer is ...
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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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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., ...
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almost projective Banach space, complex scalars

It is well-known that if a real Banach space $E$ is "almost metrically projective" then $E$ is isometrically isomorphic to some $\ell^1(\Gamma)$. We say $E$ is "almost metrically projective" if ...
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Given that a conditional measure is Gaussian, how bad can the original measure be?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Banach spaces, and let $\varphi : X \to Y$ be a continuous linear map. Suppose that $\mathbb P$ is a probability measure on $X$ which satisfies the continuous disintegration ...
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Large subspaces with small basic constants in finite-dimensional Banach spaces

Let $B\in(1,\infty)$. I am interested in estimates for the function $f_B(n)$ defined as the largest $k\in\mathbb{N}$ satisfying the condition: Each $n$-dimensional Banach space contains an ...
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a question about Tsirelson's space

NOTE: I asked this question over at math.stackexchange.com but got no answer or comments after 3 days, probably because it's a bit specialized. Hopefully it is interesting enough to ask over here. ...
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Denseness of finite rank operators in $\mathcal{B}(X,Y)$

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Banach spaces and let $\mathcal{B}(X,Y)$ be the space of bounded linear operators from $X$ to $Y$. As noted in the answers to a question on ...
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Non-reflexive Orlicz spaces

I am looking for a good reference on Orlicz spaces; I would appreciate any books treating this topic from the Banach-space perspective. For example, I would like to find a reference to the following ...
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On the projective tensor product of $c_{0}$ by $c_{0}$

Let $E$ be the projective tensor product of $c_{0}$ by $c_{0}$. Does it follow that $E$ is isomorphic to no subspace of $C(K)$, where $K$ is countable compact metric space? When $C(K)$ is isomorphic ...
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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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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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Is the space $U_{0}$ constructed by J.Lindenstrauss Lipschitz complemented in $l^{1}$?

In $l^{1}$, we let $x_{n}=e_{n}-\frac{e_{2n+1}+e_{2n+2}}{2}(n=1,2,...)$, where $(e_{n})_{n=1}^{\infty}$ is the unit vector basis in $l^{1}$. We let $U_{0}$ be the subspace generated by the monotone ...
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Hilbert metric of a sum of cones

Suppose that $K_{1}$ and $K_{2}$ are pointed closed cones in a finite-dimensional space $V$ whose Hilbert metrics $d_{1},d_{2}$ are known. Is there a way to express the Hilbert metric of $K_{1}+K_{2}$ ...
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Do the banded operators check the invariant subspace problem?

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space and $B(H)$ the algebra of bounded operators. Invariant subspace problem: Let $T \in B(H)$. Is there a non-trivial closed $T$-invariant ...
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Categorical notions involving $\ell_p$ spaces.

First of all, apologies for a somewhat vague question but let me give a try. We know what the projective objects in the category of Banach spaces are: these are precisely $\ell_1(\Gamma)$-spaces. (One ...
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Self-dual finite-dimensional complex normed spaces

Suppose $X$ is a complex normed space of dimension 2 or 3 and $X$ is isometrically isomorphic to its dual. Is $X$ a Hilbert space? Remarks: There are easy counterexamples in the real case, and in ...
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Reflexive-saturated Banach spaces

Say that a Banach space $X$ is strongly saturated by reflexive subspaces if every closed subspace $Y\subset X$ contains a further reflexive subspace $Z\subset Y$ with $\mbox{dens }Y=\mbox{dens Z}$. If ...
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Square and cube?

Gowers and Maurey proved in their remarkable paper(s), that there is a Banach space $X$ such that $X$ is isomorphic to its cube $X\oplus X\oplus X$ but not to isomorphic to its square $X\oplus X$. ...
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Decreasing sequence of closed convex sets in a Banach space

Let $(C_n)$ be a decreasing sequence of closed convex subsets in a Banach space $(E,\Vert \cdot \Vert)$. The question I have is about the content of $C=\bigcap_{n=0}^\infty C_n$. If the $C_n$ are ...
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$x\in Ext(B_X)$ has the Kadec property, implies that the slices form a neighborhood base of the norm topology

This is question 3.87 from Fabian's Functional Analysis and Infinite-Dimensional Geometry. The result is credited to Lin and Troyanski. Where on the net can I read a proof of this lemma? Any help ...
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question about bidual normed space

Consider a Banach $\mathbb{R}$-space E and an element $u\in E''$ such that : for all sequence $\phi_n\in E'$ which $\sigma(E',E)$-converges to $\phi \in E'$, one has $\lim u(\phi_n)=u(\phi)$. Is it ...
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Isometric automorphism of $c_0$ different than coordinate permutation

Does there exist an isometric automorphism of $c_0$ which is not a permutation of coordinates?
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Projective and injective tensor product

It is well known that for arbitrary Banach spaces $X$ and $Y$ we have that the dual space $(X \hat{\otimes}_{\pi} Y)^* = \mathcal{L}(X, Y^*)$. If we take $\ell^p$ and $\ell^q$ such that $p < ...
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Sigma-algebras on Banach Spaces.

I am very interested in counterexamples when cylindrical sigma-algebra is not equal to the borel. I read link text and link text. Especially interessted in l-infinity space. I've read Talgat and ...
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Banach lattice with AP but without BAP?

Is there an example of a Banach lattice with the approximation property of Grothendieck, but without the MAP (metric approximation property)?