## Theory of Linear OperationsThis classic work by the late Stefan Banach has been translated into English so as to reach a yet wider audience. It contains the basics of the algebra of operators, concentrating on the study of linear operators, which corresponds to that of the linear forms a1x1 + a2x2 + ... + anxn of algebra. The book gathers results concerning linear operators defined in general spaces of a certain kind, principally in Banach spaces, examples of which are: the space of continuous functions, that of the pth-power-summable functions, Hilbert space, etc. The general theorems are interpreted in various mathematical areas, such as group theory, differential equations, integral equations, equations with infinitely many unknowns, functions of a real variable, summation methods and orthogonal series. A new fifty-page section (``Some Aspects of the Present Theory of Banach Spaces'') complements this important monograph. |

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### Contents

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Chapter IV Normed spaces | 33 |

Chapter V Banach spaces | 49 |

Chpter VI Compact operators | 59 |

Appendix Weak convergence in Banach spaces | 127 |

Remarks | 137 |

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Some aspects of the present theory of Banach spaces | 161 |

Introduotion | 163 |

Chapter I | 165 |

Chapter II Local properties of Banach spaces | 169 |

Chapter III The approximation property and bases | 179 |

Chapter VII Biorthogonal sequences | 65 |

Chapter VIII Linear functionals | 71 |

Chapter IX Weakly convergent sequences | 81 |

Chapter X Linear functional equations | 89 |

Chapter XI Isometry equivalence isomorphism | 101 |

Chapter XII Linear dimension | 117 |

Chapter IV | 189 |

Chapter V Classical Banach spaces | 195 |

Chapter VI | 209 |

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Additional Bibliography | 233 |

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