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A universal property of reflexive hereditarily indecomposable Banach spaces
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It is shown that every separable Banach space $X$ universal for the class of reflexive Hereditarily Indecomposable space contains $C[0,1]$ isomorphically and hence it is universal for all separable spaces. This result shows the large variety of reflexive H.I. spaces.
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  • Spiros A. Argyros
  • Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Athens University, Athens, Greece
  • Address at time of publication: Department of Mathematics, National Technical University of Athens, Athens 15780, Greece
  • MR Author ID: 26995
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  • Received by editor(s): March 5, 2000
  • Published electronically: April 16, 2001
  • Communicated by: N. Tomczak-Jaegermann
  • © Copyright 2001 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 129 (2001), 3231-3239
  • MSC (2000): Primary 46B03, 46B70, 46B10; Secondary 03E10, 03E15
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  • MathSciNet review: 1844998