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Banach-Alaoglu theorem

The Banach–Alaoglu Theorem

Idea

The closed unit ball of the double dual of a Banach space is weak* compact. This theorem is equivalent to the Tychonoff theorem for compact Hausdorff spaces (eg Rossi 2009), and as such is not constructive in general. However, the restriction of the statement to separable Banach spaces is constructive, and is used in PDE theory to find solutions. A constructive proof can be found e.g. in BridgesVita.

Localic version

As usual, when formulating the theorem using locales instead of topological spaces the theorem holds constructively; see Pelletier and Henry.

The following is a generalisation to locally convex spaces:

  • Bourbaki–Alaoglu theorem?

References

  • Wikipedia, Banach–Alaoglu theorem

  • Stefano Rossi, The Banach-Alaoglu theorem is equivalent to the Tychonoff theorem for compact Hausdorff spaces, arXiv:0911.0332

  • Joan Wick Pelletier, Locales in functional analysis DOI

  • Simon Henry, Localic Metric spaces and the localic Gelfand duality arxiv

  • Bridges and Vita, Techniques of Constructive Analysis link

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