Strict convexity of some subsets of Hankel operators

Authors:
Caixing Gu and Jonathan E. Shapiro

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **131** (2003), 2779-2789

MSC (2000):
Primary 47B35, 47B20

Published electronically:
January 2, 2003

MathSciNet review:
1974335

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Abstract: We find some extreme points in the unit ball of the set of Hankel operators and show that the unit ball of the set of compact Hankel operators is strictly convex. We use this result to show that the collection of lower triangular Toeplitz contractions is strictly convex. We also find some extreme points in certain reduced Cowen sets and discuss cases in which they are or are not strictly convex.

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**Caixing Gu**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California 93407

Email:
cgu@calpoly.edu

**Jonathan E. Shapiro**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California 93407

Email:
jshapiro@calpoly.edu

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-03-06873-4

Keywords:
Hankel operator,
Toeplitz operator,
convex

Received by editor(s):
October 10, 2001

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
April 1, 2002

Published electronically:
January 2, 2003

Additional Notes:
The work of the first author was partially supported by the National Science Foundation Grant DMS-0075127 and both authors were supported by the SFSG Grants of California Polytechnic State University.

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Joseph A. Ball

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