226. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 257)
227. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 279)
 Acosta, María D.; Galán, Manuel Ruiz

New characterizations of the reflexivity in terms of the set of norm attaining functionals
As a consequence of results due to Bourgain and Stegall, on a
separable Banach space whose unit ball is not dentable, the
set of norm attaining functionals has empty interior (in the
norm topology). First we show that any Banach space can be renormed to
fail this property. Then, our main positive result can be stated as
follows: if a separable Banach space $X$ is very smooth or its bidual
satisfies the $w^{\ast }$Mazur intersection property, then either $X$
is reflexive or the set of norm attaining functionals has empty
interior, hence the same result holds if $X$ has the Mazur
intersection property and so, if the norm of $X$ is Fr\'{e}chet
differentiable. However, we prove that smoothness is not a sufficient
condition for the same conclusion.
Categories:46B04, 46B10, 46B20 

228. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 145)
229. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 225)
 Vanderwerff, Jon

Mazur intersection properties for compact and weakly compact convex sets
Various authors have studied when a Banach space can be renormed so
that every weakly compact convex, or less restrictively every
compact convex set is an intersection of balls. We first observe
that each Banach space can be renormed so that every weakly compact
convex set is an intersection of balls, and then we introduce and
study properties that are slightly stronger than the preceding two
properties respectively.
Categories:46B03, 46B20, 46A55 

230. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 240)
 Xia, Jingbo

On certain $K$groups associated with minimal flows
It is known that the Toeplitz algebra associated with any flow
which is both minimal and uniquely ergodic always has a trivial
$K_1$group. We show in this note that if the unique ergodicity is
dropped, then such $K_1$group can be nontrivial. Therefore, in
the general setting of minimal flows, even the $K$theoretical
index is not sufficient for the classification of Toeplitz
operators which are invertible modulo the commutator ideal.
Categories:46L80, 47B35, 47C15 

231. CMB 1998 (vol 41 pp. 41)
 Giner, E.

On the Clarke subdifferential of an integral functional on $L_p$, $1\leq p < \infty$
Given an integral functional defined on $L_p$, $1 \leq p <\infty$,
under a growth condition we give an upper bound of the Clarke
directional derivative and we obtain a nice inclusion between the
Clarke subdifferential of the integral functional and the set of
selections of the subdifferential of the integrand.
Keywords:Integral functional, integrand, epiderivative Categories:28A25, 49J52, 46E30 
