# Questions tagged [fa.functional-analysis]

Banach spaces, function spaces, real functions, integral transforms, theory of distributions, measure theory.

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### Extreme points of convex compact sets

Preparing to a lecture on Krein--Milman theorem I read in W. Rudin's Functional analysis textbook (1973) that it is unknown whether any convex compact set in any topological vector space has an ...
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### Is continuity preserved under norm operations

Let $F$ be a continuously differenable function over $\mathbb{R}$. Let $\Omega$ be a bounded subset of $\mathbb{R}^2$. Assume that for every $w\in L^2(\Omega)$ then $v(x)=F(w(x))$, $x\in \Omega$, is ...
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### Regarding norm attaining functions

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Banach spaces.Let $L(X,Y)$ denote the space of all bounded linear map from $X$ to $Y$. $T:X\longrightarrow Y$ is said to be norm attaining if there exists a $x\in S_X$(the closed ...
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### Is convolution jointly continuous on $\mathcal{E}'$?

Let $\mathcal{E}'(\mathbb{R})$ be equipped with its usual strong topology (being the dual space of $\mathcal{E}(\mathbb{R})$). Is convolution jointly continuous on $\mathcal{E}'(\mathbb{R})$?
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### How do we know the mollification is in the Sobolev space?

The first theorem of section 5.3. in Evan's PDE discusses approximating a function in $W^{p, k}$ by it's mollifications. Suppose $k$ is a positive integer, $1\leq p <\infty$ and $U$ is an open ...
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### Confusion over dentability and denting points

I'm trying to learn about dentable sets and denting points in Banach spaces, but I'm running into some trouble. Part of the issue is that I've attacked this topic in a really sloppy, disorganised ...
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### Sobolev extension with boundary condition

Let $\Omega$ be a Lipschitz bounded domain of $\mathbb{R}^n$, divided in two Lipschitz subdomains $\Omega_1$ and $\Omega_2$ such that $\Omega_1 \cap \Omega_2 = \emptyset$. We define the following ...
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### Is there a precise relationship between Geometric Functional Analysis" and high-dimensional probability/information theory?

The 2009 course on GFA by Roman Vershynin (https://www.math.uci.edu/~rvershyn/papers/GFA-book.pdf) introduced the subject with this line on the course page, "...
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### A question about a theorem in 'Quantum dynamical semigroups generated by noncommutative unbounded elliptic operators'

I have asked this question on stack and someone advised me to ask it here. The link is https://math.stackexchange.com/questions/2900658/a-question-about-a-theorem-in-quantum-dynamical-semigroups-...
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### Quantum functional analysis

Can one explain some philosophy behind "quantum functional analysis" (or "quantized functional analysis") which was initiated and developed by such researchers as: Ruan Z.-J., Pisier J., Effros E.G., ...
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### Criterion for a Banach algebra to be finite dimensional

Let $A$ be a Banach algebra (say, complex and unital) and suppose that every (closed) commutative subalgebra of $A$ is finite dimensional. Question. Does it follow that $A$ is finite dimensional? ...