Abstract Algebra: A Concrete Introduction by Robert H. Redfield

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By (i) this is ≤ max( x 2 , x y , y 2 ) = max( x , y )2 , and we have (ii). Finally, to prove (iii), let < x, y > = 0. 4) we obtain x + y 2 ≥ y 2 . By symmetry x + y ≥ max( x , y ). Then use (ii) to arrive at (iii). 3 < , > is continuous with respect to the associated norm. Proof. 2(i) we have |< x, y >| ≤ x x, y ∈ E. y for all The next two “experiments” may have already crossed the reader’s mind: 1. Let K := Qp (p = 2). For x := (λ1 , λ2 , . ) ∈ c0 and y := (µ1 , µ2 , . ) ∈ c0 , set ∞ < x, y > := λn µn .

Therefore, it seems natural to call a system of vectors orthogonal if each element is orthogonal to the linear span of the remaining vectors. To avoid annoying trivialities we shall exclude 0 from our orthogonal systems. 6 A subset X of a normed space E, 0 ∈ X, is called an ( . -) orthogonal system (set) if for each x ∈ X we have x ⊥ [X \ {x}]. If, in addition, x = 1 for all x ∈ X, X is called an orthonormal system. 2 Orthogonality 25 Clearly X is an orthogonal system if and only if each finite subset of X is an orthogonal system; hence any orthogonal system is linearly independent.

Proof. First observe that for J ⊂ I we have a natural embedding c0 (J ) ⊂ c0 (I ) and a natural projection PJ of c0 (I ) onto c0 (J ). We first prove that there exists a countable J ⊂ I such that D ⊂ c0 (J ). In fact, let d1 , d2 , . . ∈ D be such that [d1 , d2 , . ] is dense in D. Each dn has an expansion i∈Jn λi ei , where Jn ⊂ I is countable. Let J := n∈N Jn . Then J is countable and all dn are in c0 (J ), hence D ⊂ c0 (J ). 22. 13 there is a continuous surjective projection Q : c0 (J )−→D with Q ≤ 1 + ε.

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