On proximinality of convex sets in superspaces


In this paper, we show that a closed convex subset C of a Banach space is strongly proximinal (proximinal, resp.) in every Banach space isometrically containing it if and only if C is locally (weakly, resp.) compact. As a consequence, it is proved that local compactness of C is also equivalent to that for every Banach space Y isometrically containing it, the metric projection from Y to C is nonempty set-valued and upper semi-continuous.

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Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series