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Then there exists a sequence of scalars (αn )∞ n=1 such that n=1 |αn | = 1 and such that fˆ(ξ ) = ∞ α n ξn , ξ = (ξn )∞ n=1 ∈ ∞. 2) n=1 If x is a scalar-valued sequence, then denote the nth coordinate of x by x(n). Let em be the sequence with a 1 in the mth coordinate and zeros elsewhere, so that em (m) = 1 and em (n) = 0 if m = n. Certainly, we have em ∈ c for every m ∈ N. 1), fˆ(em ) = f (em ) = lim em (n) = 0. 2), fˆ(em ) = ∞ αn em (n) = αm . n=1 Consequently, αm = 0 for all m ∈ N. This implies that fˆ = 0, which is a contradiction (because fˆ = 1).

2 By the sublinearity of p and q, q(v + w) + p (x + y − (v + w)) < r(x) + r(y) + . Taking the infimum over elements in V , we have r(x + y) < r(x) + r(y) + . Since > 0 was arbitrary, r is subadditive and the proof is complete. 7 If p ∈ PE , then there exists a minimal q ∈ PE such that q ≤ p. Proof Let P = {r ∈ PE : r ≤ p} and let C = (ri )i∈I be a chain in P . For x ∈ E, let r(x) = inf ri (x). 2 Sublinear Functionals and the Extension Theorem 35 We claim that r is a sublinear functional on E. First we must show that r is welldefined.

Thus, r(x) = inf {q(v) + p(x − v) : v ∈ V } ≥ q(x). This infimum is achieved (when v = x), and so r(x) = q(x). It remains only to show that r is subadditive on E. Let x and y be in E and suppose > 0. Pick v and w in V so that q(v) + p(x − v) < r(x) + 2 and q(w) + p(y − w) < r(y) + . 2 By the sublinearity of p and q, q(v + w) + p (x + y − (v + w)) < r(x) + r(y) + . Taking the infimum over elements in V , we have r(x + y) < r(x) + r(y) + . Since > 0 was arbitrary, r is subadditive and the proof is complete.