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Then ψ is continuous as U is endowed with the weak topology, if and only if u∗ ◦ ψ is continuous, for all u∗ ∈ U ∗ . Proof. It is clear that if ψ is continuous with U endowed with the weak topology, then u∗ ◦ ψ is continuous for all u∗ ∈ U ∗ . Conversely, consider U a weakly open set in U. We have to show that ψ −1 (U ) is open in Z. But observe that U = ∪λ ∈L Vλ , where each Vλ is a weak neighborhood. Thus ψ −1 (U ) = ∪λ ∈L ψ −1 (Vλ ). The result follows considering that u∗ ◦ ψ is continuous for all u∗ ∈ U ∗ , so that ψ −1 (Vλ ) is open, for all λ ∈ L.

11. Consider C ⊂ U a convex open set and let u0 ∈ U be a vector not in C. Then there exists u∗ ∈ U ∗ such that u, u∗ U < u0 , u∗ U , ∀u ∈ C Proof. By a translation, we may assume θ ∈ C. Consider the functional p as in the last lemma. Define V = {α u0 | α ∈ R}. Define g on V by g(tu0 ) = t, t ∈ R. 26) We have that g(u) ≤ p(u), ∀u ∈ V . From the Hahn–Banach theorem, there exists a linear functional f on U which extends g such that f (u) ≤ p(u) ≤ M u U. 10. In particular, f (u0 ) = 1 and (also from the last lemma) f (u) < 1, ∀u ∈ C.

8 (The Closed Graph Theorem). Let U and V be Banach spaces and let A : U → V be a linear operator. Then A is bounded if and only if its graph is closed. Proof. Suppose Γ (A) is closed. Since A is linear, Γ (A) is a subspace of U ⊕V . Also, being Γ (A) closed, it is a Banach space with the norm (u, A(u) = u U + A(u) V. Consider the continuous mappings Π1 (u, A(u)) = u and Π2 (u, A(u)) = A(u). Observe that Π1 is a bijection, so that by the inverse mapping theorem, Π1−1 is continuous. As A = Π2 ◦ Π1−1 , it follows that A is continuous.