Tepper L. Gill and Marzett Golden
Some Banach spaces are almost Hilbert
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ABSTRACT. The purpose of this note is to show that, if $\mcB$ is a uniformly convex Banach, then the dual space $\mcB'$ has a `` Hilbert space representation" (defined in the paper), that makes $\mcB$ much closer to a Hilbert space then previously suspected. As an application, we prove that, if $\mcB$ also has a Schauder basis (S-basis), then for each $A \in \C[\mcB]$ (the closed and densely defined linear operators), there exists a closed densely defined linear operator $A^* \in \C[\mcB]$ that has all the expected properties of an adjoint. Thus for example, the bounded linear operators, $L[\mcB]$, is a $^*$algebra. This result allows us to give a natural definition to the Schatten class of operators on a uniformly convex Banach space with a S-basis. In particular, every theorem that is true for the Schatten class on a Hilbert space, is also true on such a space. The main tool we use is a special version of a result due to Kuelbs