Transitivity of proximinality and norm attaining functionals

Volume 104 / 2006

Darapaneni Narayana, T. S. S. R. K. Rao Colloquium Mathematicum 104 (2006), 1-19 MSC: 41A65, 41A50, 46B20. DOI: 10.4064/cm104-1-1


We study the question of when the set of norm attaining functionals on a Banach space is a linear space. We show that this property is preserved by factor reflexive proximinal subspaces in $\widetilde {R(1)}$ spaces and generally by taking quotients by proximinal subspaces. We show, for ${\mathcal K}(\ell _2)$ and $c_0$-direct sums of families of reflexive spaces, the transitivity of proximinality for factor reflexive subspaces. We also investigate the linear structure of the set of norm attaining functionals on hyperplanes of $c_0$ and show that, for some particular hyperplanes of $c_0$, linearity and orthogonal linearity coincide for the set of norm attaining functionals.


  • Darapaneni NarayanaDepartment of Mathematics
    Indian Institute of Science
    Bangalore 560012, India
  • T. S. S. R. K. RaoStat-Math Unit
    Indian Statistical Institute
    R. V. College P.O.
    Bangalore 560059, India

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