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### Spectrum of normal elements in C*-algebras

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a C*-algebra and $x \in \mathcal{A}$ a normal element. Can you show that $\left\{ \phi(x) : \phi \text{ is a state on } \mathcal{A} \right\}$ is the closed convex hull of the ...
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### C*-Algebra: Positive Operator

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a C*-algebra. If $A\in\mathcal{A}$ is a selfadjoint element then $A^*A=A^2$ has positive spectrum since: ...
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### Inequality norms

Let $A$ be a bounded linear operator on a Banach space $X$. Can we show that for an arbitrary $n \in \mathbb{N}$ and $x \in X$ such that $\|x\|_X \geq 1$ we have that $$\|A^n x \| \leq \|Ax\|^n.$$ ...
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### Module algebras

Spectrum: For Banach algebra $A$ spectrum is denoted by $\sigma(A)$ and defined as the set of all non-zero bounded linear multiplicative function from $A$ to $\Bbb C$.(Function $\psi:A\to\Bbb C$ is ...
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### Polynomial Calculus on Spectrum: well defined?

Consider a bounded operator over a Banach space: $T\in\mathcal{B}(E)$ Apply polynomial calculus on the the chosen operator: $p(T),p\in\mathbb{C}[X]$ Why do we need to prove that when two polynomials ...
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### Root of polynomial implies vanishing remainder. Application to spectral theory!

Framework: Consider a unital ring: $e\in R$ and a given polynomial: $p\in R[X]$ (Note that I do not require the ring to be an integral domain.) Problem: If it has a root then it factorizes: ...
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### What are these spectra (part 2)

I needed some insight into spectra in Banach algebras. To this end I tried to calculate a few examples. I will post them not all in one post. Could somebody please tell me if they are correct? Here ...
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### Resolution of Identity

I am reading the twelfth chapter of Rudin's Functional Analysis and am unable to understand two comments he makes in passing in the section on Resolution of Identity. Let E be a resolution of identity ...
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### Resolution of Identity

I am reading the twelfth chapter of Rudin's Functional Analysis and am unable to understand two comments he makes in passing in the section on Resolution of Identity. Let E be a resolution of identity ...
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### The maximal ideal space of $A$ is contained in the unit ball of $A^\ast$

On page 281 of Rudin's book Functional Analysis, let $\Delta$ be the maximal ideal space of a commutative Banach algebra $A$, $K$ be the norm-closed unit ball of $A^*$, then $\Delta\subset K$ (by ...
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### Why is there an element with infinite spectrum in a commutative Banach algebra with infinitely many characters?

Let $A$ be a commutative Banach algebra such that set of all characters is infinite. I want to prove that there exists an element in $A$ such that its spectrum is infinite.
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### The spectrum of an invertible element $x$ is $\sigma(x^{-1})=\{\lambda^{-1}: \lambda\in \sigma(x)\}$

Suppose $x$ is invertible in the unital Banach algebra $A$. How can I prove that $\sigma(x^{-1})=\{\lambda^{-1} : \lambda\in \sigma(x)\}$
Let $\mathscr H$ be a Hilbert space, and $\mathscr B(\mathscr H)$ is a $C^*$-algebra, $T\in \mathscr B(\mathscr H)$ is a normal operator. Let $C^*(T)$ denote the $C^*$- subalgebra generated by $T$ ...