# Stereotype space

In functional analysis and related areas of mathematics **stereotype spaces** are topological vector spaces defined by a special variant of reflexivity condition. They form a class of spaces with a series of remarkable properties, in particular, this class is very wide (for instance, it contains all Fréchet spaces and thus, all Banach spaces), it consists of spaces satisfying a natural condition of completeness, and it forms a closed monoidal category with the standard analytical tools for constructing new spaces, like taking closed subspace, quotient space, projective and injective limits, the space of operators, tensor products, etc.

## Definition

A **stereotype space**^{[1]} is a topological vector space over the field of complex numbers^{[2]} such that the natural map into the second dual space

is an isomorphism of topological vector spaces (i.e. a linear and a homeomorphic map). Here the *dual space* is defined as the space of all linear continuous functionals endowed with the topology of uniform convergence on totally bounded sets in *X*, and the *second dual space* is the space dual to in the same sense.

The following criterion holds:^{[1]} a topological vector space is stereotype if and only if it is locally convex and satisfies the following two conditions:

*pseudocompleteness*: each totally bounded Cauchy net in converges,*pesudosaturateness*: each closed convex balanced*capacious*^{[3]}set in is a neighborhood of zero in .

The property of being pseudocomplete is a weakening of the usual notion of completeness, while the property of being pseudosaturated is a weakening of the notion of barreledness of a topological vector space.

## Examples

Each pseudocomplete barreled space (in particular, each Banach space and each Fréchet space) is stereotype. A metrizable locally convex space is stereotype if and only if is complete. A normed space with the -weak topology is stereotype if and only if X has finite dimension. There exist stereotype spaces which are not Mackey spaces.

Some simple connections between the properties of a stereotype space and those of its dual space are expressed in the following list of regularities.^{[1]}^{[4]} For a stereotype space

- is a normed space is a Banach space is a Smith space;

- is metrizable is a Fréchet space is a Brauner space;

- is barreled has the Heine-Borel property;

- is a Mackey space in every -weakly compact set is compact;

- is a Montel space is barreled and has the Heine-Borel peoperty is a Montel space;

- is separable in there is a sequence of closed subspaces of finite co-dimension with trivial intersection: .

- has the (classical) approximation property has the (classical) approximation property;

- is complete is co-complete
^{[5]}is saturated;^{[6]}

- is complete is co-complete

## History

The first results on this type of reflexivity of topological vector spaces were obtained by M. F. Smith^{[9]} in 1952. Further investigations were conducted by B. S. Brudovskii,
^{[10]} W. C. Waterhouse,^{[11]} K. Brauner,^{[12]} S. S. Akbarov,^{[1]}^{[4]}^{[13]} and E. T. Shavgulidze.^{[14]}

## Pseudocompletion and pseudosaturation

Each locally convex space can be transformed into a stereotype space with the help of the standard operations of pseudocompletion and pseudosaturation defined by the following two propositions.^{[1]}

1. With any locally convex space , one can associate a linear continuous map into some pseudocomplete locally convex space , called *pseudocompletion* of , in such a way that the following conditions are fulfilled:

One can imagine the pseudocompletion of as the "nearest to from the outside" pseudocomplete locally convex space, so that the operation adds to some supplementary elements, but does not change the topology of (like the usual operation of completion).

2. With any locally convex space , one can associate a linear continuous map from some pseudosaturated locally convex space , called *pseudosaturation* of , in such a way that the following conditions are fulfilled:

The pseudosaturation of can be imagined as the "nearest to from the inside" pseudosaturated locally convex space, so that the operation strengthen the topology of , but does not change the elements of .

If is a pseudocomplete locally convex space, then its pseudosaturation is stereotype. Dually, if is a pseudosaturated locally convex space, then its pseudocompletion is stereotype. For arbitrary locally convex space the spaces and are stereotype.^{[15]}

## Category of stereotype spaces

The class **Ste** of stereotype spaces forms a category with linear continuous maps as morphisms and has the following properties:,^{[1]}^{[13]}

**Ste**is pre-abelian;**Ste**is complete and co-complete;**Ste**is autodual with respect to the functor of passing to the dual space;**Ste**is a category with*nodal decomposition*: each morphism has a decomposition , where is a strong epimorphism, a bimorphism, and a strong monomorphism.

For any two stereotype spaces and the *stereotype space of operators* from into , is defined as the pseudosaturation of the space of all linear continuous maps endowed with the topology of uniform convergeance on totally bounded sets. The space is stereotype. It defines two natural tensor products

The following natural identities hold:^{[1]}

As a corollary,

**Ste**is a symmetric monoidal category with respect to the bifunctor and a symmetric closed monoidal category with respect to the bifunctor and the internal hom-functor .

## Stereotype approximation property

A stereotype space is said to have the *stereotype approximation property*, if each linear continuous map can be approximated in the stereotype space of operators by the linear continuous maps of finite rank. This condition is weaker than the existence of the Schauder basis, but formally stronger than the classical approximation property (however, it is not clear (2013) whether the stereotype approximation property coincide with the classical one, or not). The following proposition holds:

In particular, if has the stereotype approximation property, then the same is true for and for .

## Applications

Being a symmetric monoidal category, **Ste** generates the notions of a *stereotype algebra* (as a monoid in **Ste**) and a *stereotype module* (as a module in **Ste** over such a monoid), and for each stereotype algebra the categories _{$A$}**Ste** and **Ste**_{$A$} of left and right stereotype modules over are enriched categories over **Ste**.^{[1]} This distinguishes the category **Ste** from the other known categories of locally convex spaces, since up to the recent time only the category **Ban** of Banach spaces and the category **Fin** of finite dimensional spaces had been known to possess this property. On the other hand, the category **Ste** is so wide, and the tools for creating new spaces in **Ste** are so diverse, that this suggests the idea that all the results of functional analysis can be reformulated inside the stereotype theory without essential losses. On this way one can even try to completely replace the category of locally convex spaces in functional analysis (and in related areas) by the category **Ste** of stereotype spaces with the view of possible simplifications – this program was announced by S. Akbarov in 2005^{[16]} and the following results can be considered as evidences of its reasonableness:

- In the theory of stereotype spaces the approximation property is inherited by the spaces of operators and by tensor products. This allows to reduce the list of counterexamples in comparison with the Banach theory, where as is known the space of operators does not inherit the approximation property.
^{[17]} - The arising theory of stereotype algebras allows to simplify constructions in the duality theories for non-commutative groups. In particular, the group algebras in these theories become Hopf algebras in the standard algebraic sense.
^{[4]}^{[18]}

- In the theory of stereotype spaces the approximation property is inherited by the spaces of operators and by tensor products. This allows to reduce the list of counterexamples in comparison with the Banach theory, where as is known the space of operators does not inherit the approximation property.

## Notes

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- ↑ A set is said to be
*capacious*if for each totally bounded set there is a finite set such that . - ↑
^{4.0}^{4.1}^{4.2}Template:Harvtxt. - ↑ A locally convex space is called
*co-complete*if each linear functional which is continuous on every totally bounded set , is automatically continuous on the whole space . - ↑ A locally convex space is said to be
*saturated*if for an absolutely convex set being a neighbourhood of zero in is equivalent to the following: for each totally bounded set there is a closed neighbourhood of zero in such that . - ↑ A locally convex space is called a
*Pták space*, or a**fully complete space**, if in its dual space a subspace is -weakly closed when it has -weakly closed intersection with the polar of each neighbourhood of zero . - ↑ A locally convex space is said to be
*hypercomplete*if in its dual space every absolutely convex space is -weakly closed if it has -weakly closed intersection with the polar of each neighbourhood of zero . - ↑ Template:Harvtxt.
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