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Title: Metric freeness and projectivity for classical and quantum normed modules

In functional analysis, there are several diverse approaches to the notion of projective module. We show that a certain general categorical scheme contains all basic versions as special cases. In this scheme, the notion of free object comes to the foreground, and, in the best categories, projective objects are precisely retracts of free ones. We are especially interested in the so-called metric version of projectivity and characterize the metrically free classical and quantum (= operator) normed modules. Informally speaking, so-called extremal projectivity, which was known earlier, is interpreted as a kind of 'asymptotical metric projectivity'. In addition, we answer the following specific question in the geometry of normed spaces: what is the structure of metrically projective modules in the simplest case of normed spaces? We prove that metrically projective normed spaces are precisely the subspaces of l{sub 1}(M) (where M is a set) that are denoted by l{sub 1}{sup 0}(M) and consist of finitely supported functions. Thus, in this case, projectivity coincides with freeness. Bibliography: 28 titles.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22317923
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Sbornik. Mathematics; Journal Volume: 204; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICAL METHODS AND COMPUTING; BIBLIOGRAPHIES; FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS; FUNCTIONS; GEOMETRY; MATHEMATICAL SPACE; METRICS; QUANTUM OPERATORS