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$\alpha$-minimal Banach spaces

Abstract

A Banach space with a Schauder basis is said to be $\alpha$-minimal for some countable ordinal $\alpha$ if, for any two block subspaces, the Bourgain embeddability index of one into the other is at least $\alpha$. We prove a dichotomy that characterises when a Banach space has an $\alpha$-minimal subspace, which contributes to the ongoing project, initiated by W. T. Gowers, of classifying separable Banach spaces by identifying characteristic subspaces

Topics: Mathematics - Functional Analysis, Mathematics - Logic, 46B03, 03E15
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:arXiv.org:1104.3543