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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 2006 (2006), Article ID 80846, 9 pages

-convexity in infinite-dimensional Banach spaces and applications to Kergin interpolation

Division of Mathematics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm 100 44, Sweden

Received 2 February 2005; Revised 7 April 2006; Accepted 25 April 2006

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We investigate the concepts of linear convexity and -convexity in complex Banach spaces. The main result is that any -convex domain is necessarily linearly convex. This is a complex version of the Hahn-Banach theorem, since it means the following: given a -convex domain Ω in the Banach space X and a point pΩ, there is a complex hyperplane through p that does not intersect Ω. We also prove that linearly convex domains are holomorphically convex, and that Kergin interpolation can be performed on holomorphic mappings defined in -convex domains.