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Question about the Averson's proof of the bicommutant theorem.

In the Averson's proof of the bicommutant theorem is proved that, if $A$ is a self-adjoint algebra of operators with trivial null space and $T \in A''$, for every $\epsilon>0$, $n=1,2..$ and every ...
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Question about a passage in the Bicommutant Theorem's proof.

In the Averson's book, in the proof of the Von Neumann's Bicommutant theorem there is this passage: ($A$ is a self-adjoint algebra of operators in $L(H)$) "Let $\xi_1$ be an element of the Hilbert ...
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A definition of discrete group

Definition: A discrete group $\Gamma$ is called residually finite if there exist subgroups $\Gamma\supset\Gamma_{1}\supset\Gamma_{2}\supset...$ such that each $\Gamma_{i}$ is a finite-index, normal ...
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Question about the essential spectrum of a negative difinite operator

please on an infinite dimensional Hilbert space how to difine the essential spectrum of an operator which is negative definite ??? Please help me Thank you.
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A isomorphism between C*-algebras

Let $A$ be a C*-algebra and $J\triangleleft A$ be an ideal, then $A^{**}\cong J^{**}\oplus(A/J)^{**}$ ? Why?
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Normal element of $C^*$ algebra whose spectrum lies in a certain direction in the complex plane

A is unital $C^*$ algebra and $a \in A$. I need to prove that set of elements {$1,a,a^*$} is linearly dependent if and only if $a$ is normal element and $\sigma(a)$ lies in direction in the complex ...
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this is a little bit of a dumb question, please be nice, I had some doubts about the type decomposition of von Neumann algebras. I was reading Bruce Blackadar's "Operator algebras. Theory of ...
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A question about tensor product of algebras of compact operators. [duplicate]

Let $\cal{H}$ be a separable Hilbert space and $\cal{K(\cal{H})}$ the algebra of compact operators acting on $\cal{H}$. Then $$\cal{K(\cal{H})}\otimes\cal{K}(\cal{H})\cong\cal{K}(\cal{H}\otimes H).$$ ...
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Does ternary operations have associative property?

Binary Operation is a function. Right? We know that all Binary operations have associative property. They must be either associative or non-associative. The condition is : $$(a*b)*c = a*(b*c)$$ ...
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Question on irreducible representation of a Banach algebra

Let $\mathcal A$ be a Banach algebra over $\mathbb{C}$, $\mathcal X$ a irreducible left $\mathcal A$-module. If $x,y \in \mathcal X$ are linearly independent, there exists an element $a\in\mathcal A$ ...
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Norms arising from all representations of *-algebras

It is common that in order to obtain a $C^*$-algebra from a $^*$-algebra $A$ one defines a norm on $A$ by $$\|x\|=\sup\{\|\pi(x)\|\,|\,\pi\ \text{is a }^*\text{-representation of }A\}.$$ However, I ...
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Applications of Banach Algebras and Operator Algebras

I am trying to learn operator algebra theory (I am tempted to start with Douglas' "Banach Algebra Techniques in Operator Theory"). One aspect that I am curious about is whether there are significant ...
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Question about derivation in Jordan algebra

Let $(G,\circ)$ be a Jordan algebra, then $\sigma:G\to G$ given by $$c\mapsto a\circ(b\circ c)-b\circ(a\circ c),\quad\forall c\in G,$$ is a derivation, where $a$ and $b$ are two fixed elements of $G$. ...
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Definition by commutation property on structures : continuity and where?

(This is very vague, so sorry if there are approximations) I remember that one can define continuity as a commutation property of a function with the limit operation. Structurally, i think it maps a ...
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An application of Artin Wedderburn and Schur's Lemma

In an operator algebras class, the professor said the following. Let $G$ be a finite group, and consider the complex group algebra it generates. Using the following 3 facts, we're supposed to see ...
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}, ...