# The universal separable metric space of Urysohn and isometric embeddings thereof in Вanach spaces

Fundamenta Mathematicae (1992)

- Volume: 140, Issue: 3, page 199-223
- ISSN: 0016-2736

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topHolmes, M.. "The universal separable metric space of Urysohn and isometric embeddings thereof in Вanach spaces." Fundamenta Mathematicae 140.3 (1992): 199-223. <http://eudml.org/doc/211941>.

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abstract = {This paper is an investigation of the universal separable metric space up to isometry U discovered by Urysohn. A concrete construction of U as a metric subspace of the space C[0,1] of functions from [0,1] to the reals with the supremum metric is given. An answer is given to a question of Sierpiński on isometric embeddings of U in C[0,1]. It is shown that the closed linear span of an isometric copy of U in a Banach space which contains the zero of the Banach space is determined up to linear isometry. The question of what Banach spaces can be embedded in a linear isometric fashion in this uniquely determined closed linear span of U is investigated.},

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journal = {Fundamenta Mathematicae},

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