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Unformatted text preview: ECE 580 / Math 587 SPRING 2011 Correspondence # 13 March 28, 2011 Notes On HAHNBANACH THEOREM Extension Form We start with a definition that of a sublinear functional . Definition. Let X be a real vector space (not necessarily normed). A map p : X R is called a sublinear functional if it satisfies the following two properties: p ( x + y ) p ( x ) + p ( y ) x,y X (subadditive) p ( x ) = p ( x ) , x X (positive homogeneity) Note that norm is a sublinear functional. The next result is a useful property of sublinear functionals. Lemma. Let M X be a subspace, and f a linear functional on M , such that for some sublinear functional p , f ( x ) p ( x ) x M. Let x o be a fixed element of X . Then, for any real number c , the following are equivalent : f ( x ) + c p ( x + x o ) x M, R (1) p ( x x o ) f ( x ) c p ( x + x o ) f ( x ) x M (2) Furthermore, there is a real number c satisfying (2) and hence (1) . Proof : To show that (1) (2), first set = 1, and then set = 1 and replace x by x ; then (2) is immediate. To show the converse, first take > 0, and replace x by x/ on the RHS inequality, to obtain (1). Now take < 0, and replace x by x/ on the LHS inequality, to arrive again at (1). For = 0, (1) is always satisfied, from the definitions of f and p . To produce the desired c , let...
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