a1 Mathematical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Žitná 25, 115 67, Prague 1, Czech Republic (email: email@example.com)
a2 Instituto de Matemática Pura y Aplicada, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, C/Vera, s/n. 46022 Valencia, Spain (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
a3 Mathematical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Žitná 25, 115 67, Prague 1, Czech Republic (email: email@example.com)
We define asymptotically p-flat and innerly asymptotically p-flat sets in Banach spaces in terms of uniform weak* Kadec–Klee asymptotic smoothness, and use these concepts to characterize weakly compactly generated (Asplund) spaces that are c0(ω1)-generated or ℓp(ω1)-generated, where p(1,∞). In particular, we show that every subspace of c0(ω1) is c0(ω1)-generated and every subspace of ℓp(ω1) is ℓp(ω1)-generated for every p(1,∞). As a byproduct of the technology of projectional resolutions of the identity we get an alternative proof of Rosenthal’s theorem on fixing c0(ω1).
(Received February 11 2008)
(Accepted November 14 2008)
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The first author was supported by grants AVOZ 101 905 03 and IAA 100 190 610 and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. The second author was supported in a Grant CONACYT of the Mexican Government. The third author was supported by grants AVOZ 101 905 03 and GAČR 201/07/0394.