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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2005, Issue 1, Pages 59-66

On the modulus of U-convexity

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand

Received 12 January 2004

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We prove that the moduli of U-convexity, introduced by Gao (1995), of the ultrapower X˜ of a Banach space X and of X itself coincide whenever X is super-reflexive. As a consequence, some known results have been proved and improved. More precisely, we prove that uX(1)>0 implies that both X and the dual space X of X have uniform normal structure and hence the “worth” property in Corollary 7 of Mazcuñán-Navarro (2003) can be discarded.