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Show that a subalgebra is commutative.

If $B$ is an unital algebra (even not commutative), how do I show that the subalgebra spanned by the elements $1$, $f$ and $(f - \lambda1)^{-1}$ is commutative? Thank you.
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Maximal ideals in the algebra of continuously differentiable functions on [0,1]

This is an exercise in Rudin's Functional Analysis, in the chapter on commutative Banach algebras. My (uneducated) guess was that every homomorphism on $C^{1}[0,1]$ is an evaluation at some point of ...
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Topology of maximal ideal space

We know that strictly positive integers with multiplication form a semigroup $S$. Let $\mathscr A=\ell ^1(S)$ with convolution. What is $\mathscr A$'s maximal ideal space? It seems enough to find ...
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When is the ring of continuous functions absolutely flat?

This question was created in a discussion. Let $X$ be a topological space. Denote by $C(X; \mathbb{R})$ the ring of real-valued continuous functions defined on $X.$ Characterize those compact ...