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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Banach spaces and their unit sphere

Let $X$ be a normed vector space. Show that if a subsequence of a Cauchy sequence converges, then the whole sequence converges. Use the part 1 to show that $S = \{x\in X : \|x\| = 1\}$ is complete ...
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About Banach Spaces And Absolute Convergence Of Series

How to prove the following two assertions: If in a normed space $X$, absolute convergence of any series always implies convergence of that series, then $X$ is a Banach space. In a Banach space, ...
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Liouville's theorem for Banach spaces without the Hahn-Banach theorem?

Let $B$ be a (complex) Banach space. A function $f : \mathbb{C} \to B$ is holomorphic if $\lim_{w \to z} \frac{f(w) - f(z)}{w - z}$ exists for all $z$, just as in the ordinary case where $B = ...
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weak* separable question

(In another question Nate Eldredge said I should ask this.) Let $X$ be a Banach space, $X^\ast$ the dual space, and $B_{X^\ast}$ the unit ball of $X^\ast$. In the weak* topology for $X^\ast$, does ...
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Counterexample for the stability of orthogonal projections

Let $V$ be a seperable Banach space, which is dense and continuously embedded in a Hilbert Space $H$. Let $(V_m)$ be a Galerkin scheme (See definition below) for $V$. Using the embedding we can ...
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Isometry between $L_\infty$ and $\ell_\infty$

It is known that there exist some isomorphism between $L_\infty$ and $\ell_\infty$, which is not explicit at all. Could someone tell me whether there exist an isometric isomorphism between ...
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Kernel of $T$ is closed iff $T$ is continuous

I know that for a Banach space $X$ and a linear functional $T:X\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ in its dual $X'$ the following holds: \begin{align}T \text{ is continuous } \iff \text{Ker }T \text{ is ...
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What is the predual of $L^1$

Is there a nice characterization of the predual of $L^1$? So, what does the space $X$ look like, such that $X^*=L^1$, where the star denotes the dual of a space. How do you start to find such preduals ...
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Isomorphisms between Normed Spaces

Between two normed (linear) spaces there are several notions of isomorphisms: Linear isomorphisms: linear bijective maps Topological isomorphisms: linear homeomorphisms (due to the linearity these ...
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When can a real Banach space be made into a complex Banach space?

Suppose I have a real vector space $V$ and I would like to extend the scalar multiplication in such a way that I obtain a complex vector space. It is not difficult to see that doing so is equivalent ...
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Bounded operators with prescribed range - part II

This is a continuation of the question bellow, in a more particular case. Bounded operators with prescribed range If $X$ is a separable Banach space and $Y$ is a closed, infinite dimensional ...
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construction of a linear functional in $\mathcal{C}([0,1])$

Can someone help me to construct a linear functional in $\mathcal{C}([0,1])$ that does not attain its norm? Actually, I want to prove that $\mathcal{C}([0,1])$ is not reflexive Banach space. Is it ...
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Relative countable weak$^{\ast}$ compactness and sequences

I am finding serious difficulties in understanding some things about relative countable compactness and the use of sequences in proving it by my functional analysis text, Kolmogorov-Fomin's. For ...
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Range of bounded operator is of first category

Let $T$ be a bounded operator from a Banach Space $X$ to a normed space $Y$ such that $T$ is not onto, but $R(T)\subset Y$ is dense. Prove that $R(T)$ is of first category and not no-where dense. ...
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Finding the topological complement of a finite dimensional subspace

I know that for any finite dimensional subspace $F$ of a banach space $X$, there is always a closed subspace $W$ such that $X=W\oplus F$, that is, any finite dimensional subspace of a banach space is ...
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Tensor products and vector valued functions

Given a non-empty set $S$ and a Banach space $X$. Let $B(S,X)$ be the space of all bounded maps from $S$ to $X$. Can we identify $B(S,X)$ with $\ell^\infty(S) \otimes X$, where $\otimes$ is some kind ...
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What is the precise definition of predual

How does one define "predual" and the surrounding notions? More specifically: Why must there be only one predual of $X$ when $X$ is a Banach space? What is the correct notion of similarity here ...
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Bounded functionals on Banach spaces.

Let $(X, \|.\|)$ be a Banach space such that $X \subset C([0,1]) $ For every $r\in \mathbb{Q}\cap[0,1], f\rightarrow f(r)$ defines a bounded linear functional on $X$. Prove that there exists a ...
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fail of cantor intersection property on closed , bounded , convex sets of integrable functions

This is from my recent homework. I am asked to find a descending nested sequence of closed , bounded , nonempty convex sets $\{D_n\}$ in $L^1(\mathbb{R})$ such that the intersection is empty , where ...
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Proof of non-strictly convexity of $l_1$ and $l_{\infty}$

Given the Banach space $l_p = \left\{f\in R^n : \|f\| \leq \infty\right\}$ for $1\leq p \leq \infty$, we define the following norms $\|f\|_p = \left(\displaystyle\sum_{j=0}^{\infty} ...
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Hilbert Space is reflexive

A normed space $X$ is reflexive iff $X^{**}=\{g_x:x\in X\}$ where $g_x$ is bounded linear functional on $X^*$ defined by $g_x(f)=f(x)$ for any $f\in X^*$. Let $X$ be a Hilbert space, would you help ...
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Stone's Theorem Integral: Bad Example!

Disclaimer This thread is just to record. See: Answer own Question It is stated as question for jeopardy. Have fun. :) Problem Given a finite Borel measure $\mu(\mathbb{R})<\infty$ and a Banach ...
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There are compact operators that are not norm-limits of finite-rank operators

Given an example of a Banach space for which There are compact operators that are not norm-limits of finite-rank operators. Tanks for answer
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References on relationships between different $L^p$ spaces

I am looking for detailed references containing proofs of inclusion relationships between different $L^p$ spaces and multiple counterexamples of functions in one but not the others.
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A Hamel basis for $l^{\,p}$?

I am looking for an explicit example for a Hamel basis for $l^{\,p}$?. As we know that for a Banach space a Hamel basis has either finite or uncountably infinite cardinality and for such a basis one ...
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How to define Continuous $f: B\rightarrow B$ without fixed points?

Let $X$ be a infinite dimensional Banach space and $B=\{x\in X:\ \|x\|\leq 1\}$. How to define a continuous $f:B\rightarrow B$ without fixed points? Edit 1: I have changed the question a litlle, ...
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On every infinite-dimensional Banach space there exists a discontinuous linear functional.

On every infinite-dimensional Banach space there exists a discontinuous linear functional. Assuming the axiom of choice, every vector space has a basis. With an infinite basis, I can define on a ...
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Rainwater theorem, convergence of nets, initial topology

I've stumbled upon a result called Rainwater's theorem a few times, it seems to be a very useful result in connection with weak convergence in Banach spaces. Rainwater's theorem. Let $X$ be a ...
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Inclusion of $\mathbb{L}^p$ spaces, reloaded

I have a follow-up from this question. It was proved that, if $X$ is a linear subspace of $\mathbb{L}^1 (\mathbb{R})$ such that: $X$ is closed in $\mathbb{L}^1 (\mathbb{R})$; $X \subset \bigcup_{p ...
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Is kernel a complemented subspace

Let $\mathcal{A}:X\to Y$ be continuous linear operator, $X$ and $Y$ are Banach spaces. Let $\text{Im} \mathcal{A}=Y$. Is $\ker\mathcal{A}$ a complemented subspace of $X$?
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If $P$ has marginals $P_1, P_2$, is $L^1(P_1) + L^1(P_2)$ closed in $L^1(P)$?

Suppose that $\mathbb{X}=\mathbb{X}_1\times \mathbb{X}_2$ and suppose that $ P$ is a probability measure on $\mathbb{X}$ with marginals $ P_i$ on $\mathbb{X}_i, i=1,2$, i.e., $$\int f_i(x_i)\, ...
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Proving that Tensor Product is Associative

I want to show that $X\otimes(Y\otimes Z)$ is isomorphic to $(X\otimes Y)\otimes Z$. Intuitively I think I should just choose bases $\{e_{i}\}_{i\in I}, \{f_{j}\}_{j\in J}$, and $\{g_{k}\}_{k\in K}$ ...
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Boundary of $L^1$ space

Is there any rigorous or heuristic notion of boundary of $L^1$ that is studied? I mean something loosely like the collection of functions or distributions defined by $$\left\{f\notin L^1: f_n\to ...
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Isomorphism of Banach spaces implies isomorphism of duals?

I can't make up my mind whether this question is trivial, or simply wrong, so i decided to ask, just in case someone sees a fallacy in my reasoning: Question: Suppose $V,W$ are two banach spaces, and ...
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Show sequence equicontinuous

I don't know how to prove this question: Let $X$ be a compact space, and let $(T_{n})$ be a sequence of positive linear operators on $C(X)$. Also, let $f \in C(X)$ be a strictly positive function. ...
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Showing that $l^p(\mathbb{N})^* \cong l^q(\mathbb{N})$

I'm reading functional analysis in the summer, and have come to this exercise, asking to show that the two spaces $l^p(\mathbb{N})^*,l^q(\mathbb{N})$ are isomorphic, that is, by showing that every $l ...
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Conditions for Taylor formula

I know that, if $F:X\to Y$, where $X,Y$ are Banach spaces, is a map whose $n$-th Fréchet derivative $x\mapsto F^{(n)}(x)$ is continuous as a function of $x$ in a neighbourhood of $x_0\in X$, then the ...
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Confused about which Hölder spaces are Banach

If $\Omega$ is an open set in $\mathbb{R}^n$, is the Hölder space $C^{k, \alpha}(\Omega)$ Banach? Or is it only that $C^{k, \alpha}(\overline{\Omega})$ is Banach, like with ordinary continuous ...
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Cancellation law for Minkowski sums

Let $(X,\|\cdot\|)$ be a Banach space and $A,B,C\subset X$ closed bounded non-empty convex subsets. Let $+$ denote the Minkowski symbol for addition. Does the $+$ satisfy: $$A+C\subset B+C\implies ...
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space of bounded measurable functions

Let $(\Omega, \Sigma)$ be a measurable space. Is the space of bounded measurable functions $B_b(\Sigma)$ equipped with the supremum norm a Banach space, i.e. complete?
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Dual of $l^\infty$ is not $l^1$

I know that the dual space of $l^\infty$ is not $l^1$, but I didn't understand the reason. Could you give me a example of an $x \in l^1$ such that if $y \in l^\infty$, then $ f_x(y) = ...
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Is $W_0^{1,p}(\Omega)\cap L^\infty(\Omega)$ complete?

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^N$ be a bounded domain. Define $W=W_0^{1,p}(\Omega)\cap L^\infty(\Omega)$. Is $W$ complete with respect to the norm $\|v\|=\|v\|_{1,p}+\|v\|_\infty$? If $u_n$ is a ...
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How to construct an “explicit” element of $(\ell^\infty(\mathbb N))^* \setminus \ell^1(\mathbb N)$? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Nonnegative linear functionals over $l^\infty$ An explicit functional in $(l^\infty)^*$ not induced by an element of $l^1$? Everything is in the title: How to ...
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Show that a finite-dimensional Banach space has a bijective compact operator

It is clear that if $ T: X \rightarrow X $ is a bijective compact operator, where $ X $ is a Banach space, then $ \dim(\text{Range}(T)) = \dim(X) $, which implies that $ \dim(X) $ must be $ < ...
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Every metric space can be isometrically embedded in a Banach space, so that it's a linearly independent set

I'm trying to prove the following: Every metric space can be isometrically embedded in a Banach space, so that it's a linearly independent set. I came up with the following idea: Let $ (X,d) $ be a ...
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In a uniformly convex Banach space $x_n\stackrel{w}\to x$ and $||x_n||\to ||x||$ implies $||x_n-x||\to 0$

In a uniformly convex Banach space $$x_n\stackrel{w}\to x \ \ \text{and} \ \ ||x_n||\to ||x|| \ \ \text{implies} \ ||x_n-x||\to 0.$$ Can you help me to solve it? Thanks in advance.
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Frechet differentiable implies reflexive?

Note: The question has been cross-posted (and answered) on MathOverflow here. Let $X$ be a Banach space. Is it true that if dual norm of $X^*$ is Frechet differentiable then $X$ is reflexive?
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The importance of basis constant

Let $X$ be a Banach space and let $(e_n)_{n=1}^{\infty}$ be a Schauder basis for $X$. Let us denote the natural projections associated with $(e_n)_{n=1}^{\infty}$ by $(S_n)_{n=1}^{\infty}$. Then by ...
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Weak limit and strong limit

Let $X$ be a Banach space and let $x_n \overbrace{\rightarrow}^w x$ and $x_n \overbrace{\rightarrow}^s z$ can we then say that $x = z$? My try: $$\| x- z\| = \sup_{\ell \leq 1} |\ell(x-z)| = ...
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$C[0,1]$ is NOT a Banach Space w.r.t $\|\cdot\|_2$

I'm trying to find a cauchy sequence in $C[0,1]$ that converges under $\|\cdot\|_2$ to a limit which isn't continuous. Any ideas?