A Banach algebra is an algebra over the real or complex numbers which is equipped with a complete norm such that |xy| ≤ |x||y|. The study of Banach algebras is a major topic in functional analysis. If you are about to ask a question on C*-algebras or von Neumann algebras please use (c-star-algebras) ...

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Unitary Equivalence of Two Irreducible $ * $-Representations of a GCR $ C^{*} $-Algebra that Have the Same Kernel.

In general, if two irreducible $ * $-representations of a $ C^{*} $-algebra $ A $ have the same kernel, then we can say that they are approximately unitarily equivalent. When $ A $ is GCR, how can we ...
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What is the generator of the disc algebra

The disc algebra, as a set, consists of the functions on the unit disc $D$, which are analytic on the interior of the disc and continuous on its boundary. Its addition and multiplication is obvious. ...
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Positive Operators: Definition?

Let $A$ be a self adjoint element of a C*-algebra $\mathcal{A}$ resp. a self adjoint operator of the operator algebra $\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$ of bounded operators over a Hilbert space ...
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On maximal ideal spaces of a banach algebra

I am reading this article on maximal ideal spaces and there is this part that I don't quite understand very well, hope you guys can help me out. "Let $M(A)$ denote the maximal ideal space of a ...
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application of c*algebras

I am preparing an introductory talk about c* algebras and I'd like to motivate C*algebras or show an application of them and I'd prefer an application in the field of partial differential equations. ...
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Do inclusions of Banach algebras preserve spectral radius?

Let $f : A_1 \to A_2$ be an injective homomorphism of Banach algebras. It's a standard fact that if $f$ is has closed range, i.e. $A_1$ is embedded as a closed subalgebra of $A_2$, then for every $x ...
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C* algebra of bounded Borel functions

Let $T\in B(H)$ is normal, and $B(\sigma(T))$ denote the $C^*$ algebra of all bounded Borel functions on $\sigma(T)$. Then is it true that $B(\sigma(T))$ is a closed $C^*$ algebra under the sup. norm ...
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In relation with the set of Fredholm perturbation elements

Let $A$ and $B$ be two unital Banach algebras and $T\colon A\to B$ an homomorphism of Banach algebras. Let denote the set of Fredholm perturbation elements in $A$, i.e. $\operatorname{Ft}:=\{r\in ...
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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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Let $K$ be a circle. Describe the spectra of two subalgebras of $C(K)$

Suppose $K=\{\lambda\in\mathbb{C}: 1<\vert\lambda\vert<2\};$ put $f(\lambda)=\lambda$. Let $A$ be the smallest closed subalgebra of $C(K$) that contains $1$ and $f$. Let $B$ be the smallest ...
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Density of operators

I am interested in operators on non-reflexive Banach space. Let $X$ be a Banach space and let $L(X)$ be the algebra of operators acting on $X$. We may embed $L(X)$ into $L(X^{**})$ by ...
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Does the non-emptiness of the spectrum of an element of a Banach algebra depend on the Axiom of Choice?

One of the most basic results in functional analysis states that the spectrum of any element of a Banach algebra is non-empty. The proof, as most people might have seen, makes use of Liouville's ...
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What does $(B+I)/I\sim B/(B\cap I)$ tell us?

Let $A$ be a $C^*$-algebra in which $B$ is a $C^*$-subalgebra and $I$ is a closed ideal. In several books on $C^*$-algebras I have encountered the following: $(B+I)/I$ is $*$-isomorphic to ...
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a question about invertibility of Banach Algebra

If $X$ is a Banach algebra with identity, and $0$ is the only element $x \in X$ such that there is a sequence $\{ {x_n}\} \subset X$, $\left\| {{x_n}} \right\| = 1$ and $x{x_n} \to 0$ or ${x_n}x \to ...
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Identifying the dual group of a locally compact abelian group with the spectrum of $ {L^{1}}(G) $.

Folland stated the following theorem in his book A Course in Abstract Harmonic Analysis on Page 88. The dual group of a locally compact abelian group can be identified with the spectrum of $ ...
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Show that there is a unique continuous function

I have no idea where to even start, i have never dealt with question like this before, any direction you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
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Constructing a functions with Gelfand Naimark

If $X$ and $Y$ are compact Hausdorff spaces, show that for any algebra homomorphism $$ F:C(Y) \to C(X) $$ there exists a continuous function $f:X\to Y$ such that $$ F(\phi)=\phi \circ f, \forall \phi ...
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Subalgebras of certain C*-algebras

Let $A$ be a C*-subalgebra of $C(X, M_{n}(\mathbb{C}))$ where $X$ is a compact Hausdorff space, does it follow that $A$ is isomorphic to $C(Y, M_{m}(\mathbb{C}))$ for some $Y\subseteqq X$ and ...
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‎‎If $A$ contains ‎an ‎idempotent $e‎$ (‎‎$‎e‎\neq ‎‎0,1‎‎$‎) , then $‎\Omega(A)‎$ ‎is ‎disconnected

If $A$‎ ‎be a‎ ‎unital ‎abelian ‎Banach ‎algebra ‎and ‎contains ‎an ‎idempotent $e$‎ ‎(that ‎is ‎‎$‎e=‎e‎^{‎2‎}‎‎$‎) ‎other ‎than $0$‎ ‎and $1$‎ ,‎ ‎then help me to show that ‎‎$‎\Omega(A)‎$ ‎is ...
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Norm on unitisation of a $C^\ast$ algebra

In the theory of $C^\ast$ algebras there exists the following theorem: If $A$ is a $C^\ast$ algebra and $\widetilde{A}$ denotes its unitisation then there exists exactly one norm that extends the ...
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Commutative subspace lattice

I have seen an article in which there is an algebra which was named CSL-algebra (Commutative Subspace Lattice). This algebra is about projection on Banach algebra? I couldn't find any good source to ...
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Example of a Banach algebra $ A $ whose only closed ideals are $ \{ 0 \} $ and $ A $.

I'm trying to come up with an example of a Banach algebra $A$ that is not commutative, unital and such that the only closed ideals are $\{0\}$ and $A$. I already struggled to even come up with a non ...
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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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Uniform boundedness

I was thinking about the following problem: Let $(A_t)_{t \geq 0}$ be a family of bounded operators on a Banach space $X$ which is uniformly bounded and let $(B_{t,\alpha})$ be a net in the Banach ...
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Application of Stone-Weierstrass with a non-unital algebra

Let $X$ be a locally compact Hausdorff space. We say that a function $f\colon X \to \mathbb{R}$ vanishes at $\infty$ if for each $\epsilon >0$ there exists a compact $K_\epsilon \subset X$ such ...
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A question about positive elements in $C^*$ algebras

Let $A$ be a $C^*$-algebra If $a\in A$ is positive, is it true that for any $0<\alpha<\frac{1}{2}$ we have $$\left(a+\frac{1}{n}1\right)^{\frac{-1}{2}}a^{\frac{1}{2}-\alpha}$$is self adjoint?A ...
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spectral radius.

I am stuck in a problem of Conway's A course in a Functional Analysis. Can anyone give me a hint to solve the problem? The question is "If $A$ is a Banach Algebra, then show that the function $r:A\to ...
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Why characters are continuous

According to Wikipedia: ''Every character is automatically continuous from $A$  to $\mathbb C$, since the kernel of a character is a maximal ideal, which is closed. '' where $A$ is a Banach algebra. ...
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Prove that the Fourier series of $\dfrac{1}{f}$ is absolutely convergent.

I have a problem: Let $f$ be a continuous function on the unit circle $(\Gamma)$: $$\Gamma=\{e^{i\theta}: \theta\in [0, 2 \pi]\}$$ Assume that $f \ne 0$ on $\Gamma$, and the Fourier ...
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Prove the approximate identity from the unitization

Suppose $A$ is a $C^*$-algebra without unit, $A^+$ is a unitization of $A$, treat $A$ in the $A^+$, if $\{x_n\}$ in $A$ converge (or monotonous converge) to $1$ in $A^+$, does $\{x_n\}$ must be the ...
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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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Are nilpotent Lie groups unimodular?

The continuous homomorphism $\Delta:G \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{\times}_+$ is defined by \begin{equation*} \int_G f(xy)dx = \Delta(y)\int_Gf(x)dx \end{equation*} where $dx$ is a left Haar measure on ...
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Spectrum in Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $T\in B(H)$ be normal. Want to show that if $\lambda$ is an isoloated point in $\sigma(T)$ then $\lambda$ is an eigenvalue of $T$.I have no idea how to do this one. ...
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Multiplication operators

Consider a commutative Banach algebra $A$ and the Banach algebra of bounded operators $B(A)$ on $A$. Associate to each $a\in A$ the multiplication operator $T_ax =ax$ ($x\in A$). Is always the mapping ...
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Approximating a mean on $L^{\infty}(G)$ by a norm $1$ non-negative $f\in L^{1}(G)$

Let $G$ be a locally compact group. A mean $M$ on $L^{\infty}(G)$ is a continuous linear functional on $L^{\infty}(G)$ such that $1 = \langle 1 , M\rangle = \|M\|$. My Exercise: Show that the set ...
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Convergence Radius => Nonanalytic

Why is a function certainly nonanalytic at some point on the radius of convergence? I mean considering a power series around somewhere and if theres a power series expansion at every point on circle ...
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Why is $F_\phi$ defined on the whole disk

This is a question about a proof on page 97 in these lecture notes. In exercise 13, I don't understand On the hand, $F_\phi$ is defined on the whole open disk $D$ Why is $F_\phi$ defined on ...
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Ideals and exactness of projective tensor product of Banach spaces / algebras

Thanks for suggesting this question: Image of the tensor product of strict maps of Banach spaces I read the reference and realize that for a short exact sequence of Banach algebra: $0 \to J \to A \to ...
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How do we show that prime C* algebras have trivial center

A prime C* algebra is a C* algebra with the property that the product of any two of its non zero ideals is non zero. The claim is that it has trivial center, i.e., the only central elements are ...
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limit of evaluated automorphisms in a Banach algebra

Let $\mathcal{A}=\operatorname{M}_k(\mathbb{R})$ be the Banach algebra of $k\times k$ real matrices and let $(U_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}\subset\operatorname{GL}_k(\mathbb{R})$ be a sequence of invertible ...
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Norm product inequality

The following is about a proof in Bratteli Robinson vol 1. Let $\mathcal{A}$ be some C*-algebra. Show that $$\mathcal{B}=\{(A,\alpha)~|~A\in\mathcal{A}, \alpha\in\mathbb{C}\}$$ together with the norm ...
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Nonhermitian elements whose spectra are real?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a complex C* algebra. It is well-known that $\sigma(a)\subset\mathbb{R}$ if $a$ is a hermitian. I wonder whether the converse is true. That is, if $\sigma(a)\subset\mathbb{R}$, ...
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The spectra of weighted shifts

Since weighted shifts are like the model-operators in operator theory and people have been studying them for so long, I think there should be quite a large literature on the spectra of such operators. ...
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Subadditive, submultiplicative and scalar-multiplication-invariant functions

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be an algebra. $d: \mathcal{A}\to \mathbb{N}$ is a function satisfying 1) $d(S+T)\le d(S)+d(T)$, 2)$d(ST)\le d(S)+d(T)$ and 3) $d(aS)=d(S)$ for all $a\in \mathbb{C}, ...
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Local Module Homomorphism

Let $A$ be Banach algebra and $X,Y$ be two left Banach $A$-modules. It is said that the linear bounded map $\phi:X\to Y$ is left $A$-module homomorphism if for any $a\in A$ and any $x\in X$ we have ...
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How I can make $\Bbb{C}[x]$ into a Banach algebra?

Let $\Bbb{C}$ the complex field. Define $\Bbb{C}[x]$ as the set of all polynomials with variable $x$. It is known that $\Bbb{C}[x]$ is a algebra. Now the question is this that how I can make it a ...
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If composition with a linear functional is continuous, is the function continuous?

If $G$ is an open subset of $\mathbb{C}$ and $f:G \to X$ is a function such that for each $x^*$ in $X^*$, $x^*\circ f:G\to\mathbb{C}$ is analytic, then f is analytic. Will the statement still hold ...
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Can we expect, $\left\|f|f|- g|g|\right\|\leq C \left \|f-g\right \|$ in the Banach algebra $A(\mathbb R)$?

Let $f\in L^{1}(\mathbb R)$ and it Fourier transform, $\hat{f} (y) : = \int _ {\mathbb R} f(x) e^{-2\pi i x\cdot y} dx ; y \in \mathbb R ;$ and consider Fourier algebra $$A(\mathbb R):= \{f\in ...
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Find an example of product of operators not Jointly Continuous in strong topology.

I'm trying to find an example of the fact that the product of operators is not jointly continuous in the strong topology. I know the example of the unilateral shift (that is on wikipedia), but I ...
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How to prove $\widehat{(fg)}(n) = \hat{f} (n) \ast \hat{g} (n); (n \in \mathbb Z)$?

Let $f, g \in L^{1}(\mathbb T)= L^{1} ([-\pi, \pi))$. We define, the Fourier transform of $f$ as follows: $$\hat{f}(n)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\pi}^{\pi} f(t) e^{-int} dt, \ (n\in \mathbb Z).$$ It is ...