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Title: A topic in functional analysis
Author: Blower, G.
ISNI:       0000 0001 1692 7220
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 1989
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We introduce the class AUMD of Banach spaces X for which X-valued analytic martingales converge unconditionally. We shew that various possible definitions of this class are equivalent by methods of martingale decomposition. We shew that such X have finite cotype and are q-complex uniformly convex in the sense of Garling. Using multipliers we shew that analytic martingales valued in L1 converge unconditionally and that AUMD spaces have the analytic Radon-Nikodym property. We shew that X has the AUMD property if and only if strong Hbrmander-Mihlin multipliers are bounded on the Hardy space H1x(T). We achieve this by representing multipliers as martingale transforms. It is shewn that if X is in AUMD and is of cotype two then X has the Paley Theorem property. Using an isomorphism result we shew that if A is an injective operator system on a separable Hilbert space and P a completely bounded projection on A, then either PA or (I-P)A is completely boundedly isomorphic to A. The finite-dimensional version of this result is deduced from Ramsey's Theorem. It is shewn that B(e2 is primary. It is shewn that weakly compact homomorphisms T from the 2 disc algebra into B(e2 are necessarily compact. An explicit form for such T is obtained using spectral projections and it is deduced that such T are absolutely summing.
Supervisor: Haydon, Richard Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Functional analysis ; Banach spaces ; Martingales (Mathematics)