Non‐linear factorization of linear operators Academic Article uri icon


  • We show, in particular, that a linear operator between finite-dimensional normed spaces, which factors through a third Banach space Z via Lipschitz maps, factors linearly through the identity from L∞([0, 1], Z) to L1([0, 1], Z) (and thus, in particular, through each Lp(Z), for 1 ≤ p ≤ ∞) with the same factorization constant. It follows that, for each 1 ≤ p ≤ ∞, the class of ℒp spaces is closed under uniform (and even coarse) equivalences. The case p = 1 is new and solves a problem raised by Heinrich and Mankiewicz in 1982. The proof is based on a simple local-global linearization idea. © 2009 London Mathematical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Johnson, W. B., Maurey, B., & Schechtman, G.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Johnson, WB||Maurey, B||Schechtman, G

publication date

  • May 2009