Orthogonal and Symplectic Separation

  • Herbert Gross
Part of the Progress in Mathematics book series (PM, volume 1)


When one has to handle two mutually perpendicular subspaces F and G in a sesquilinear space (E, Φ) it is often a great advantage if E splits orthogonally such that F and G are contained in summands,
$$E = {E_1}\mathop \oplus \limits^ {E_2},F \subset {E_1},G \subset {E_2}$$
If this happens then we say that F and G can be orthogonally separated in E. From (0) we read off that
$${(F + G)^{ \bot \bot }} = {F^{ \bot \bot }} + {G^{ \bot \bot }}$$
$${F^ \bot } + {G^ \bot } = E$$


Lattice Versus Modular Lattice Isotropic Subspace Finite Dimensional Subspace Isotropic Vector 
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References to Chapter VI

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    L. Brand, Erweiterung von algebraischen Isometrien in sesquilinearen Räumen. PhD Thesis, Univ. of Zurich 1974.Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert Gross
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  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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