Contemporary Mathematics 1993; 201 pp; softcover Volume: 144 ISBN10: 0821851578 ISBN13: 9780821851579 List Price: US$50 Member Price: US$40 Order Code: CONM/144
 This volume contains the proceedings of the International Workshop on Banach Space Theory, held at the Universidad de Los Andes in Merida, Venezuela in January 1992. These refereed papers contain the newest results in Banach space theory, real or complex function spaces, and nonlinear functional analysis. There are several excellent survey papers, including ones on homogeneous Banach spaces and applications of probability inequalities, in addition to an important research paper on the distortion problem. This volume is notable for the breadth of the mathematics presented. Readership Linear and nonlinear functional analysts, in particular, specialists in Banach space theories. Table of Contents  R. Alencar  An application of Singer's theorem to homogeneous polynomials
 D. E. Alspach  A \({\scr l}_1\)predual which is not isometric to a quotient of \(C(\alpha )\)
 R. M. Aron, Y. S. Choi, a. L. Louren, and O. W. Paques  Boundaries for algebras of analytic functions on infinite dimensional Banach spaces
 O. Blasco  Multipliers on weighted Besov spaces of analytic functions
 P. G. Casazza  Some questions arising from the homogeneous Banach space problem
 S. J. Dilworth  Some probabilistic inequalities with applications to functional analysis
 S. J. Dilworth and M. Girardi  Bochner vs. Pettis norm: examples and results
 P. N. Dowling, Z. Hu, and M. A. Smith  Extremal structure of the unit ball of \(C(K,X)\)
 J. M. Dye, T. Kuczumow, P.K. Lin, and S. Reich  Random products of nonexpansive mappings in spaces with the Opial property
 J. Farmer and W. B. Johnson  Polynomial Schur and polynomial DunfordPettis properties
 A. d. Amo and F. L. Hernández  On embeddings of function spaces into \(L^p+L^q\)
 B. V. Godun, B.L. Lin, and S. L. Troyanski  On Auerbach bases
 B. V. Godun and S. L. Troyanski  Renorming Banach spaces with fundamental biorthogonal system
 Y. Gordon  Quantitative estimates on random subspaces which miss arbitrary measurable sets on the sphere
 Z. Hu and B.L. Lin  Threespace problem for the asymptoticnorming property of Banach spaces
 K. Jarosz  Isometries of Block spaces
 W. A. Kirk  Property \((\beta )\) and Edelstein's algorithms for constructing nearest and farthest points
 H. Knaust  \(p\)Hilbertian subsequences in \({\scr l}_1(X)\)
 D. N. Kutzarova, B.L. Lin, and W. Zhang  Some geometrical properties of Banach spaces related to nearly uniform convexity
 V. D. Milman and N. TomczakJaegermann  Asymptotic \(l_p\) spaces and bounded distortions
 E. Odell  On Schreier unconditional sequences
