Moscow University Mathematics Bulletin

, 63:205

A geometric criterion for the Hilbert property of a Banach space

  • O. N. Kosukhin
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DOI: 10.3103/S0027132208050070

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Kosukhin, O.N. Moscow Univ. Math. Bull. (2008) 63: 205. doi:10.3103/S0027132208050070


The following new geometric criterion is proved: a real Banach space (X, ‖ · ‖) is a Hilbert space if and only if for any three points A,B,C of this space not belonging to a line there are three altitudes in the triangle ABC intersecting at one point.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. N. Kosukhin
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  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanics and MathematicsMoscow State UniversityLeninskie Gory, MoscowRussia