A Kakutani-Mackey-like theorem

Document Type: Original Article


Department of Mathematics, University of Athens, Panepistimioupolis, Athens 15784, Greece


We give a partial extension of a Kakutani-Mackey theorem for quasi-complemented vector spaces. This can be applied in the representation theory of certain complemented (non-normed) topological algebras. The existence of continuous linear maps, in the context of quasi-complemented vector spaces, is a very important issue in their study. Relative to this, we prove that every Hausdorff quasi-complemented locally convex space has continuous linear maps, under which a certain quasi-complemented locally convex space, turns to be pre-Hilbert.