Frontiers in Mathematics

Functional Analysis in Asymmetric Normed Spaces

Authors: Cobzas, Stefan

  • First treatment in book form of basic results on asymmetric normed spaces The presentation follows the ideas from the theory of normed spaces, emphasizing similarities as well as differences with respect to the classical theory Detailed treatment of quasi-metric, quasi-uniform and bitopological spaces, with emphasis on completeness, compactness and Baire category​

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An asymmetric norm is a positive definite sublinear functional p on a real vector space X. The topology generated by the asymmetric norm p is translation invariant so that the addition is continuous, but the asymmetry of the norm implies that the multiplication by scalars is continuous only when restricted to non-negative entries in the first argument. The asymmetric dual of X, meaning the set of all real-valued upper semi-continuous linear functionals on X, is merely a convex cone in the vector space of all linear functionals on X. In spite of these differences, many results from classical functional analysis have their counterparts in the asymmetric case, by taking care of the interplay between the asymmetric norm p and its conjugate. Among the positive results one can mention: Hahn–Banach type theorems and separation results for convex sets, Krein–Milman type theorems, analogs of the fundamental principles – open mapping, closed graph and uniform boundedness theorems – an analog of the Schauder’s theorem on the compactness of the conjugate mapping. Applications are given to best approximation problems and, as relevant examples, one considers normed lattices equipped with asymmetric norms and spaces of semi-Lipschitz functions on quasi-metric spaces. Since the basic topological tools come from quasi-metric spaces and quasi-uniform spaces, the first chapter of the book contains a detailed presentation of some basic results from the theory of these spaces. The focus is on results which are most used in functional analysis – completeness, compactness and Baire category – which drastically differ from those in metric or uniform spaces.  The book is fairly self-contained, the prerequisites being the acquaintance with the basic results in topology and functional analysis, so it may be used for an introduction to the subject. Since new results, in the focus of current research, are also included, researchers in the area can use it as a reference text.

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Ştefan Cobzaş is professor at the Babes-Bolyai University Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

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From the reviews:

“The main aim of this book is to present the basic results on asymmetric normed spaces. … This book can be used as a reference book by research scholars and can also be used as an introductory textbook at the master’s level.” (P. Veeramani, Mathematical Reviews, October, 2013)

“The book is structured in two chapters. … this book contains a very important bibliographic review of the state of art and it is also a tremendous effort to unify the notation (including an index or glossary of terms at the end of the book) that must be recognized. The book is addressed to researchers and postgraduate students.” (Lluís Miquel García Raffi, zbMATH, Vol. 1266, 2013)

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Quasi-metric and Quasi-uniform Spaces

    Cobzaş, Ştefan

    Pages 1-97

  • Asymmetric Functional Analysis

    Cobzaş, Ştefan

    Pages 99-200

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Functional Analysis in Asymmetric Normed Spaces
Authors
Series Title
Frontiers in Mathematics
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-0478-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-0478-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0477-6
Series ISSN
1660-8046
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 219
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 illustrations in colour
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