Replacing the nested sequence of ''finite" dimensional subspaces by the nested sequence of "closed" subspaces in the classical Bernstein lethargy theorem, we obtain a version of this theorem for the space B(X , Y) of all bounded linear maps. Using this result and some properties of diagonal operators, we investigate conditions under which a suitable pair of Banach spaces form an exact Bernstein pair.We also show that many "classical" Banach spaces, including the couple (Lp [O, 1] , Lq[O, 1]) form a Bernstein pair with respect to any sequence of s-numbers (sn) ,for 1 < p < ∞ and 1 ≤ q < ∞.
© 1997 Asuman G. Aksoy
A. Aksoy, G. Lewicki, “Diagonal Operators, s-numbers, and Bernstein Pairs” Note di Matematica, Vol. 17, 1997, pages 209-216.