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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 9 (1986), Issue 4, Pages 653-658

p-representable operators in Banach spaces

Department of Mathematics, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 48109, Michigan, USA

Received 7 November 1985

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Let E and F be Banach spaces. An operator TL(E,F) is called p-representable if there exists a finite measure μ on the unit ball, B(E*), of E* and a function gLq(μ,F), 1p+1q=1, such thatTx=B(E*)x,x*g(x*)dμ(x*)for all xE. The object of this paper is to investigate the class of all p-representable operators. In particular, it is shown that p-representable operators form a Banach ideal which is stable under injective tensor product. A characterization via factorization through Lp-spaces is given.