for every . Then can be extended to a linear functional on all of such that
for all . Such is an extension is not uniquely determined.
In the case of a real space the semi-norm can be replaced by a positively-homogeneous subadditive function, and the inequality (*) by the one-sided inequality , which remains valid for the extended functional. If is a Banach space, then for one can take , and then . The theorem was proved by H. Hahn (1927), and independently by S. Banach (1929).
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A real-valued function is called subadditive if for all in its domain such that lies in its domain.
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