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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2005, Issue 5, Pages 499-507

On the range of the derivative of a smooth mapping between Banach spaces

Laboratoire Bordelais d'Analyse et Geométrie, Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux, Université de Bordeaux 1, 351 cours de la Libération, Talence Cedex 33405, France

Received 15 January 2004

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We survey recent results on the structure of the range of the derivative of a smooth mapping f between two Banach spaces X and Y. We recall some necessary conditions and some sufficient conditions on a subset A of (X,Y) for the existence of a Fréchet differentiable mapping f from X into Y so that f(X)=A. Whenever f is only assumed Gâteaux differentiable, new phenomena appear: for instance, there exists a mapping f from 1() into 2, which is bounded, Lipschitz-continuous, and so that for all x,y1(), if xy, then f(x)f(y)>1.