Title

On the extensions of homogeneous polynomials

Abstract

We investigate the problem of the uniqueness of the extension of n-homogeneous polynomials in Banach spaces. We show in particular that in a nonreflexive Banach space X that admits contractive projection of finite rank of at least dimension 2, for every n ≥ 3 there exists an n-homogeneous polynomial on X that has infinitely many extensions to Xz.ast;z.ast;. We also prove that under some geometric conditions imposed on the norm of a complex Banach lattice E, for instance when E satisfies an upper p-estimate with constant one for some p > 2, any 2-homogeneous polynomial on E attaining its norm at x ∈ E with a finite rank band projection P x, has a unique extension to its bidual Ez.ast;z.ast;. We apply these results in a class of Orlicz sequence spaces. © 2007 American Mathematical Society.

Publication Title

Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society

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