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Sesquilinearorthogonally quadratic mappings
 Gy. SzabóAffiliated withInstitute of Mathematics, L. Kossuth University
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The conditional Jordanvon Neumann functional equation for a mappingG: (X, +, ⊥) → (Y, +), that is,G(x + y) + G(x−y) = 2G(x) + 2G(y) for allx, y ∈ X withx ⊥ y, was first studied by Vajzović in 1966. He gave the general form of the continuous scalar valued solutions of (*) on a Hibert space with its natural orthogonality. Later his result was generalized toAorthogonalities on a Hilbert space, which satisfyx ⊥^{ A } y ⇔〈Ax, y〉 = 0 whereA is a selfadjoint operator. In particular, Drljević in 1986 determined the continuous scalar valued solutions and recently Fochi showed that theAorthogonally quadratic functionals are exactly the quadratic ones.
Here we further generalize their results to a symmetric orthogonality induced by a sesquilinear form on a vector space and for arbitrary mappings with values in an abelian group. The main result states that such a mapping can satisfy (*) only if it is quadratic. In the proof extensive use is made of the theory of sesquilinearorthogonally additive mappings as developed in an earlier paper of ours.
The above mentioned results are valid only for the cases of dimension ⩾ 3 and a 2dimensional counter example is presented. Finally, an interesting concept of orthogonality is suggested for possible future investigation.
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Primary 39B70, 46C10 Title
 Sesquilinearorthogonally quadratic mappings
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aequationes mathematicae
Volume 40, Issue 1 , pp 190200
 Cover Date
 199012
 DOI
 10.1007/BF02112295
 Print ISSN
 00019054
 Online ISSN
 14208903
 Publisher
 BirkhäuserVerlag
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 Gy. Szabó ^{(1)}
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 1. Institute of Mathematics, L. Kossuth University, Pf. 12, H4010, Debrecen, Hungary