Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 105–112 | Cite as

A curvature study of convex bodies in banach spaces

  • E. R. Lorch


Some differential geometric properties of smooth convex bodies in aBanach space are studied. Two mappings, one of which is linear, from the space to its adjoint space receive special attention. if the curvature of the body is suitably bounded, these mappings are one to one and onto.


Geometric Property Convex Body Smooth Convex Curvature Study Adjoint Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. R. Lorch
    • 1
  1. 1.New YorkU. S. A.

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