Contemporary Mathematics 1989; 521 pp; softcover Volume: 85 ISBN10: 082185092X ISBN13: 9780821850923 List Price: US$75 Member Price: US$60 Order Code: CONM/85
 This volume contains the proceedings from a Research Workshop on Banach Space Theory held at the University of Iowa in Iowa City in July 1987. The workshop provided participants with a collaborative working atmosphere in which ideas could be exchanged informally. Several papers were initiated during the workshop and are presented here in their final form. Also included are contributions from several experts who were unable to attend the workshop. None of the papers will be published elsewhere. During the workshop, two hours each day were devoted to seminars on current problems in such areas as weak Hilbert spaces, zonoids, analytic martingales, and operator theory, and these topics are reflected in some of the papers in the collection. Table of Contents  S. F. Bellenot  Isometries of James space
 S. F. Bellenot, R. Haydon, and E. Odell  Quasireflexive and tree spaces constructed in the spirit of R. C. James
 P. G. Casazza  Projections onto block bases
 P. G. Casazza  The SchroederBernstein property for Banach spaces
 S. Chen, B.L. Lin, and X. Yu  Rotund reflexive Orlicz spaces are fully convex
 C. Finet and G. Godefroy  Biorthogonal systems and big quotient spaces
 N. Ghoussoub, J. Lindenstrauss, and B. Maurey  Analytic martingales and plurisubharmonic barriers in complex Banach spaces
 G. Godefroy  Existence and uniqueness of isometric preduals: A survey
 G. Godefroy and N. J. Kalton  The ball topology and its applications
 S. Guerre  On the closedness of the sum of closed operators on a UMD space
 R. Haydon and P.K. Lin  Ultrapowers of rearrangementinvariant function spaces I
 R. C. James  KMP, RNP, and PCP for Banach spaces
 N. J. Kalton  Independence in separable Banach spaces
 M. A. Khamsi  On the weak\(^*\)fixed point property
 B.L. Lin, P.K. Lin, and S. L. Troyanski  Some geometrical and topological properties of the unit sphere in a normed linear space
 R. H. Lohman  The \(\lambda\)function in Banach spaces
 R. P. Maleev and S. L. Troyanski  Smooth functions and Orlicz spaces
 P. S. Muhly  Fefferman spaces and \(C^*\) algebras
 E. Odell and C. S. Schumacher  \(JH^*\) has the PCP
 A. Pelczyński  An analogue of the F. and M. Riesz theorem for spaces of differentiable functions
 Y. Raynaud  Almost isometric methods in some isomorphic embedding problems
 H. P. Rosenthal  Subsimplexes of convex sets and some characterizations of simplexes with the BNP
 W. Schachermayer  Some more remarkable properties of the Jamestree space
 A. Sersouri  A note on the Lavrientiev index for the quasireflexive Banach spaces
 A. Sersouri  \(\omega\)independence in nonseparable Banach spaces
 M. Talagrand  The canonical injection from \(C[0,1]\) into \(L_2,1\) is not of cotype \(2\)
