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On moduli of convexity in Banach spaces

Journal of Inequalities and Applications20052005:695306

  • Received: 15 September 2003
  • Published:


Let be a normed linear space, an element of norm one, and and the local modulus of convexity of . We denote by the greatest such that for each closed linear subspace of the quotient mapping maps the open -neighbourhood of in onto a set containing the open -neighbourhood of in . It is known that . We prove that there is no universal constant such that , however, such a constant exists within the class of Hilbert spaces . If is a Hilbert space with , then .

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, 306 14 Plzeň, Czech Republic


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