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151. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 265)

Nawrocki, Marek
On the Smirnov Class Defined by the Maximal Function
H.~O.~Kim has shown that contrary to the case of $H^p$-space, the Smirnov class $M$ defined by the radial maximal function is essentially smaller than the classical Smirnov class of the disk. In the paper we show that these two classes have the same corresponding locally convex structure, {\it i.e.} they have the same dual spaces and the same Fr\'echet envelopes. We describe a general form of a continuous linear functional on $M$ and multiplier from $M$ into $H^p$, $0 < p \leq \infty$.

Keywords:Smirnov class, maximal radial function, multipliers, dual space, Fréchet envelope
Categories:46E10, 30A78, 30A76

152. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 309)

Xia, Jingbo
Joint Mean Oscillation and Local Ideals in the Toeplitz Algebra II: Local Commutivity and Essential Commutant
A well-known theorem of Sarason [11] asserts that if $[T_f,T_h]$ is compact for every $h \in H^\infty$, then $f \in H^\infty + C(T)$. Using local analysis in the full Toeplitz algebra $\calT = \calT (L^\infty)$, we show that the membership $f \in H^\infty + C(T)$ can be inferred from the compactness of a much smaller collection of commutators $[T_f,T_h]$. Using this strengthened result and a theorem of Davidson [2], we construct a proper $C^\ast$-subalgebra $\calT (\calL)$ of $\calT$ which has the same essential commutant as that of $\calT$. Thus the image of $\calT (\calL)$ in the Calkin algebra does not satisfy the double commutant relation [12], [1]. We will also show that no {\it separable} subalgebra $\calS$ of $\calT$ is capable of conferring the membership $f \in H^\infty + C(T)$ through the compactness of the commutators $\{[T_f,S] : S \in \calS\}$.

Categories:46H10, 47B35, 47C05

153. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 232)

Ji, Min; Shen, Zhongmin
On Strongly Convex Indicatrices in Minkowski Geometry
The geometry of indicatrices is the foundation of Minkowski geometry. A strongly convex indicatrix in a vector space is a strongly convex hypersurface. It admits a Riemannian metric and has a distinguished invariant---(Cartan) torsion. We prove the existence of non-trivial strongly convex indicatrices with vanishing mean torsion and discuss the relationship between the mean torsion and the Riemannian curvature tensor for indicatrices of Randers type.

Categories:46B20, 53C21, 53A55, 52A20, 53B40, 53A35

154. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 3)

Azagra, D.; Dobrowolski, T.
Real-Analytic Negligibility of Points and Subspaces in Banach Spaces, with Applications
We prove that every infinite-dimensional Banach space $X$ having a (not necessarily equivalent) real-analytic norm is real-analytic diffeomorphic to $X \setminus \{0\}$. More generally, if $X$ is an infinite-dimensional Banach space and $F$ is a closed subspace of $X$ such that there is a real-analytic seminorm on $X$ whose set of zeros is $F$, and $X/F$ is infinite-dimensional, then $X$ and $X \setminus F$ are real-analytic diffeomorphic. As an application we show the existence of real-analytic free actions of the circle and the $n$-torus on certain Banach spaces.

Categories:46B20, 58B99

155. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 60)

Dranishnikov, A. N.; Gong, G.; Lafforgue, V.; Yu, G.
Uniform Embeddings into Hilbert Space and a Question of Gromov
Gromov introduced the concept of uniform embedding into Hilbert space and asked if every separable metric space admits a uniform embedding into Hilbert space. In this paper, we study uniform embedding into Hilbert space and answer Gromov's question negatively.

Category:46C05

156. CMB 2002 (vol 45 pp. 46)

Dafni, Galia
Local $\VMO$ and Weak Convergence in $\hone$
A local version of $\VMO$ is defined, and the local Hardy space $\hone$ is shown to be its dual. An application to weak-$*$ convergence in $\hone$ is proved.

Categories:42B30, 46E99

157. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 504)

Zhang, Yong
Weak Amenability of a Class of Banach Algebras
We show that, if a Banach algebra $\A$ is a left ideal in its second dual algebra and has a left bounded approximate identity, then the weak amenability of $\A$ implies the ($2m+1$)-weak amenability of $\A$ for all $m\geq 1$.

Keywords:$n$-weak amenability, left ideals, left bounded approximate identity
Categories:46H20, 46H10, 46H25

158. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 355)

Weaver, Nik
Hilbert Bimodules with Involution
We examine Hilbert bimodules which possess a (generally unbounded) involution. Topics considered include a linking algebra representation, duality, locality, and the role of these bimodules in noncommutative differential geometry

Categories:46L08, 46L57, 46L87

159. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 370)

Weston, Anthony
On Locating Isometric $\ell_{1}^{(n)}$
Motivated by a question of Per Enflo, we develop a hypercube criterion for locating linear isometric copies of $\lone$ in an arbitrary real normed space $X$. The said criterion involves finding $2^{n}$ points in $X$ that satisfy one metric equality. This contrasts nicely to the standard classical criterion wherein one seeks $n$ points that satisfy $2^{n-1}$ metric equalities.

Keywords:normed spaces, hypercubes
Categories:46B04, 05C10, 05B99

160. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 335)

Stacey, P. J.
Inductive Limit Toral Automorphisms of Irrational Rotation Algebras
Irrational rotation $C^*$-algebras have an inductive limit decomposition in terms of matrix algebras over the space of continuous functions on the circle and this decomposition can be chosen to be invariant under the flip automorphism. It is shown that the flip is essentially the only toral automorphism with this property.

Categories:46L40, 46L35

161. CMB 2001 (vol 44 pp. 105)

Pilipović, Stevan
Convolution Equation in $\mathcal{S}^{\prime\ast}$---Propagation of Singularities
The singular spectrum of $u$ in a convolution equation $\mu * u = f$, where $\mu$ and $f$ are tempered ultradistributions of Beurling or Roumieau type is estimated by $$ SS u \subset (\mathbf{R}^n \times \Char \mu) \cup SS f. $$ The same is done for $SS_{*}u$.

Categories:32A40, 46F15, 58G07

162. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 418)

Gong, Guihua; Jiang, Xinhui; Su, Hongbing
Obstructions to $\mathcal{Z}$-Stability for Unital Simple $C^*$-Algebras
Let $\cZ$ be the unital simple nuclear infinite dimensional $C^*$-algebra which has the same Elliott invariant as $\bbC$, introduced in \cite{JS}. A $C^*$-algebra is called $\cZ$-stable if $A \cong A \otimes \cZ$. In this note we give some necessary conditions for a unital simple $C^*$-algebra to be $\cZ$-stable.

Keywords:simple $C^*$-algebra, $\mathcal{Z}$-stability, weak (un)perforation in $K_0$ group, property $\Gamma$, finiteness
Category:46L05

163. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 320)

Elliott, George; Fulman, Igor
On Classification of Certain $C^\ast$-Algebras
We consider \cst-algebras which are inductive limits of finite direct sums of copies of $ C([0,1]) \otimes \Otwo$. For such algebras, the lattice of closed two-sided ideals is proved to be a complete invariant.

Categories:46L05, 46L35

164. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 368)

Litvak, A. E.
Kahane-Khinchin's Inequality for Quasi-Norms
We extend the recent results of R.~Lata{\l}a and O.~Gu\'edon about equivalence of $L_q$-norms of logconcave random variables (Kahane-Khinchin's inequality) to the quasi-convex case. We construct examples of quasi-convex bodies $K_n \subset \R$ which demonstrate that this equivalence fails for uniformly distributed vector on $K_n$ (recall that the uniformly distributed vector on a convex body is logconcave). Our examples also show the lack of the exponential decay of the ``tail" volume (for convex bodies such decay was proved by M.~Gromov and V.~Milman).

Categories:46B09, 52A30, 60B11

165. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 257)

166. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 193)

Magajna, Bojan
C$^*$-Convexity and the Numerical Range
If $A$ is a prime C$^*$-algebra, $a \in A$ and $\lambda$ is in the numerical range $W(a)$ of $a$, then for each $\varepsilon > 0$ there exists an element $h \in A$ such that $\norm{h} = 1$ and $\norm{h^* (a-\lambda)h} < \varepsilon$. If $\lambda$ is an extreme point of $W(a)$, the same conclusion holds without the assumption that $A$ is prime. Given any element $a$ in a von Neumann algebra (or in a general C$^*$-algebra) $A$, all normal elements in the weak* closure (the norm closure, respectively) of the C$^*$-convex hull of $a$ are characterized.

Categories:47A12, 46L05, 46L10

167. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 208)

Matoušková, Eva
Extensions of Continuous and Lipschitz Functions
We show a result slightly more general than the following. Let $K$ be a compact Hausdorff space, $F$ a closed subset of $K$, and $d$ a lower semi-continuous metric on $K$. Then each continuous function $f$ on $F$ which is Lipschitz in $d$ admits a continuous extension on $K$ which is Lipschitz in $d$. The extension has the same supremum norm and the same Lipschitz constant. As a corollary we get that a Banach space $X$ is reflexive if and only if each bounded, weakly continuous and norm Lipschitz function defined on a weakly closed subset of $X$ admits a weakly continuous, norm Lipschitz extension defined on the entire space $X$.

Keywords:extension, continous, Lipschitz, Banach space
Categories:54C20, 46B10

168. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 138)

Boyd, C.
Exponential Laws for the Nachbin Ported Topology
We show that for $U$ and $V$ balanced open subsets of (Qno) Fr\'echet spaces $E$ and $F$ that we have the topological identity $$ \bigl( {\cal H}(U\times V), \tau_\omega \bigr) = \biggl( {\cal H} \Bigl( U; \bigl( {\cal H}(V), \tau_\omega \bigr) \Bigr), \tau_\omega \biggr). $$ Analogous results for the compact open topology have long been established. We also give an example to show that the (Qno) hypothesis on both $E$ and $F$ is necessary.

Categories:46G20, 18D15, 46M05

169. CMB 2000 (vol 43 pp. 69)

Kaminker, Jerome; Perera, Vicumpriya
Type II Spectral Flow and the Eta Invariant
The relative eta invariant of Atiyah-Patodi-Singer will be shown to be expressible in terms of the notion of Type~I and Type~II spectral flow.

Categories:19K56, 46L80

170. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 344)

171. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 321)

Kikuchi, Masato
Averaging Operators and Martingale Inequalities in Rearrangement Invariant Function Spaces
We shall study some connection between averaging operators and martingale inequalities in rearrangement invariant function spaces. In Section~2 the equivalence between Shimogaki's theorem and some martingale inequalities will be established, and in Section~3 the equivalence between Boyd's theorem and martingale inequalities with change of probability measure will be established.

Keywords:martingale inequalities, rearrangement invariant function spaces
Categories:60G44, 60G46, 46E30

172. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 274)

Dădărlat, Marius; Eilers, Søren
The Bockstein Map is Necessary
We construct two non-isomorphic nuclear, stably finite, real rank zero $C^\ast$-algebras $E$ and $E'$ for which there is an isomorphism of ordered groups $\Theta\colon \bigoplus_{n \ge 0} K_\bullet(E;\ZZ/n) \to \bigoplus_{n \ge 0} K_\bullet(E';\ZZ/n)$ which is compatible with all the coefficient transformations. The $C^\ast$-algebras $E$ and $E'$ are not isomorphic since there is no $\Theta$ as above which is also compatible with the Bockstein operations. By tensoring with Cuntz's algebra $\OO_\infty$ one obtains a pair of non-isomorphic, real rank zero, purely infinite $C^\ast$-algebras with similar properties.

Keywords:$K$-theory, torsion coefficients, natural transformations, Bockstein maps, $C^\ast$-algebras, real rank zero, purely infinite, classification
Categories:46L35, 46L80, 19K14

173. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 139)

Bonet, José; Domański, Paweł; Lindström, Mikael
Essential Norm and Weak Compactness of Composition Operators on Weighted Banach Spaces of Analytic Functions
Every weakly compact composition operator between weighted Banach spaces $H_v^{\infty}$ of analytic functions with weighted sup-norms is compact. Lower and upper estimates of the essential norm of continuous composition operators are obtained. The norms of the point evaluation functionals on the Banach space $H_v^{\infty}$ are also estimated, thus permitting to get new characterizations of compact composition operators between these spaces.

Keywords:weighted Banach spaces of holomorphic functions, composition operator, compact operator, weakly compact operator
Categories:47B38, 30D55, 46E15

174. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 221)

Liu, Peide; Saksman, Eero; Tylli, Hans-Olav
Boundedness of the $q$-Mean-Square Operator on Vector-Valued Analytic Martingales
We study boundedness properties of the $q$-mean-square operator $S^{(q)}$ on $E$-valued analytic martingales, where $E$ is a complex quasi-Banach space and $2 \leq q < \infty$. We establish that a.s. finiteness of $S^{(q)}$ for every bounded $E$-valued analytic martingale implies strong $(p,p)$-type estimates for $S^{(q)}$ and all $p\in (0,\infty)$. Our results yield new characterizations (in terms of analytic and stochastic properties of the function $S^{(q)}$) of the complex spaces $E$ that admit an equivalent $q$-uniformly PL-convex quasi-norm. We also obtain a vector-valued extension (and a characterization) of part of an observation due to Bourgain and Davis concerning the $L^p$-boundedness of the usual square-function on scalar-valued analytic martingales.

Categories:46B20, 60G46

175. CMB 1999 (vol 42 pp. 118)

Rao, T. S. S. R. K.
Points of Weak$^\ast$-Norm Continuity in the Unit Ball of the Space $\WC(K,X)^\ast$
For a compact Hausdorff space with a dense set of isolated points, we give a complete description of points of weak$^\ast$-norm continuity in the dual unit ball of the space of Banach space valued functions that are continuous when the range has the weak topology. As an application we give a complete description of points of weak-norm continuity of the unit ball of the space of vector measures when the underlying Banach space has the Radon-Nikodym property.

Keywords:Points of weak$^\ast$-norm continuity, space of vector valued weakly continuous functions, $M$-ideals
Categories:46B20, 46E40
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