The subject of operator algebras is primarily C*-algebras and von Neumann algebras, and associated topics. It also includes more general algebras of operators on Hilbert space, and may include algebras of operators on other topological vector spaces. It is related to but distinct from the subjects ...

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Problem with spectral theorem and spectral measure.

There is a passage in a book that is not very clear to me: A is a C*Algebra and $a$ is selfadjoint. Then "Indeed identifying A with an algebra of operators on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$, by the ...
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MASAs of C* algebras

While studying the $C^*$-algebraic formulation of the recently solved Kadison-Singer problem, I was wondering about maximal abelian subalgebras: Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a unital C* algebra. There seems ...
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Give a counterexample that $A$, $B$ are similar matrices in $M_{n\times n}(\mathbb{C})$ but $PAP^{-1}\neq B$ for any $P\in GL_{n}(\mathbb{R})$.

Give a counterexample that $A$, $B$ are similar matrices in $M_{n\times n}(\mathbb{C})$ but $PAP^{-1}\neq B$ for any $P\in GL_{n}(\mathbb{R})$. How to construct this example? I have obtained that of ...
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What is the approximate units for an ideal?

In the Blackadar's book Operator algebras: theory of C*-algebras and von Neumann algebras, p103, there is "approximate units for J", here J is an ideal of C*-algebra A, but I do not know why an ideal ...
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A simple question about the dimension of subspace.

I have a simple question: Let $A$, $B$ be closed subspaces of banach space $X$ and $B\subseteq A$, if $\dim A/B<\infty$ and $\dim B<\infty$, then $\dim A<\infty$? Why?
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How can I show that given a norm one linear functional on $c_0$ that there is a unique extension to a norm one functional on $\ell_\infty$?

We are given that our Banach space is $c_0 \subset \ell_\infty(\mathbb{N})$ and there is a functional $y^* \in c_0^*$ such that $||y^*|| = 1$. We are guaranteed that this extends, via Hahn-Banach to a ...
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A simple question in functional analysis

A classical result, in functional analysis, says that if $T\in B(X)$, the function: $\lambda \rightarrow (\lambda I-T)^{-1}$ is analytic on $\rho(T)$(which is the resolvent set). If I fix an element ...
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A question about weighted forward unilateral shift operators

We define $$ B(x_{1}, x_{2},...)=(0, \frac{x_{1}}{2}, \frac{x_{2}}{3},...,x_{n})\in l^{2}(N), $$ How could be shown that that $B$ is a quasinilpotent?
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A characterisation of the cyclic subfactors by the existence of a cyclic vector?

A cyclic subfactor is a subfactor admitting a distributive intermediate subfactors lattice. Let's start with the finite index irreducible depth 2 subfactors, i.e. the class of subfactors of the form ...
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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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Two question on a lemma about C*-algebra

I am reading Lin Hua xin's book "An introduction to the classification of amenable C*-algebras" and i am confused with the lemma 1.7.12 in this book. Lemma 1.7.12 Let $A$ be a C*-algebra and $f\in ...
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What is Kadison's process about cocycles?

My teacher told me the Kadison's process(may be not this ward, it is just my translation ) can make a 2-cocycle turn to be a cocycle(i.e.,derivation). But I can not find it in the internet. Thanks a ...
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Are self-inverse operators normal?

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be an Hilbert space. Consider a bounded Operator $T:\mathcal{H}\to \mathcal{H}$. Suppose $TT=1$, does it hold, that $T^{*}T=TT^{*}$? If so, how does one show this? If not, what kind ...
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A question about strongly continuous.

I am reading a book about C*-algebra. In the book, Let $\phi$ be a linear functional on $B(H)$ ($H$ denotes a Hilbert space), if $\phi$ is strongly continuous, therefore, there exist vectors ...
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A question about a linear bounded operator (in hilbert space)

I am reading a book about C*-algebra. When i study von Neumann algebras in this book, i meet with a problem. In the book, If $H$ is a Hilbert space, we write $H^{(n)}$ for the orthogonal sum of n ...
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Prove the left multiplication $L_A$ operator in $\mathcal{B}(\ell_2)$ is continuous?

Can someone assist me in showing that this operator is continuous as a map in the weak operator topology? I tried to do this with nets, but got stuck trying to "move" the operation inside the inner ...
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Example of a net in $\mathcal{B}(\ell_2)$ that converges in the weak operator topology but not in the strong operator topology?

I need to show that the Strong Operator topology is strictly stronger in $\ell_2$ (space of complex sequences that are square summable). I can show that convergence in the strong operator topology ...
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Stone's theorem for 1-parameter groups of unitary multipliers?

Let $A$ be a nonunital C*-algebra and let $M(A)$ denote its multiplier algebra. Let $(u_t)_{t \in \mathbb{R}}$ be a strictly continuous 1-parameter group of unitary multipliers. That is, $u_t x \to x$ ...
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Generalisation of the trace cyclic theorem to partial traces.

The trace-cyclic theorem says that linear operators commute (or cycle) within the trace, that is $${\rm Tr}(XY) = {\rm Tr}(YX).$$ Now if $X$ and $Y$ operate on a product space $H_A \times H_B ...
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equality of two operators…

Please help me with the following problem( give some hints or references): Let $X$ be a Banach space and $B(X)$ be the algebra of bounded linear operators on $X$. Suppose that $A$ and $B$ are two ...
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Is each element of factor(von Neumann algebra) a linear combination of projection?

Let $A$ be a factor von Neumann algebra. Then every element of $A$ can be writeen as a finite linear combination of projections in $A$. Is it right? I know a little about von Neumann algebra, thanks a ...
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In how far are CCR and GCR C*-algebras interesting?

I have some basic familiarity with C*-algebras (from the mathematical physics side - Bratteli-Robinson), and while having a look at Arveson's "Invitation to C* algebras", I came across so-called CCR ...
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A simple question about *-homomorphism in C*-algebra

Let $A$ and $B$ be C*-algebra, $h\colon A\rightarrow B$ is *-homomorphism. If $a\in A_{\operatorname{sa}}$, then $\operatorname{sp}(h(a))\backslash \{0\}\subset \operatorname{sp}(a)\backslash\{0\}$. ...
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There are 3 points in the spectrum of some self-adjoint element of a non-unital C*-algebra.

Let $A$ be a non-unital C*-algebra. I would like to know a simple way to show that $A$ contains a self-adjoint element whose spectrum has at least $3$ elements. Note that the spectrum of an ...
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A confusion in C*-algebra

I am reading a book about C*-algebra. But I meet with some problems. In the book, the author says: If $I$ is an ideal in a C*-algebra $A$, then $B=I\cap I^{\ast}$ is a C*-subalgebra. However, I ...
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Learning roadmap for Non-commutative Geometry [closed]

I am interested in learning Non-commutative geometry and K-theory of operator algebras. Please suggest a learning roadmap for this subject. My present knowledge of Measure theory & Functional ...
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Weak* operator topology and finite rank operators

We will say that ${T_i}\subset B(X,Y^*)$ converges to $T$ in W*-operator topology if $T_i(x)\rightarrow T(x)$ in W*-topology of $Y^*$( $\forall y\in Y \langle T_i(x),y\rangle \rightarrow \langle ...
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What is the relationship between spectral resolution and spectral measure?

In Kadison and Ringrose's book "FUNDAMENTALS OF THE THEORY OF OPERATOR ALGEBRAS", the author gives the following theorem. Theorem: If $A$ is a self-adjoint operator acting on a Hilbert space ...
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Confusion in Gelfand theorem in C*-algebra.

I am reading HX Lin's book, named "An introduction to the classification of amenable C*-algebras", I can not understand a corollary of Gelfand theorem(Corollary 1.3.6): If a is a normal element in a ...
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A question about compact Hausdorff space

Let $X$ be a compact Hausdorff space and $C(X)$ be the set of continuous functions on $X$. And $F$ is a closed subspace of $X$. If the $f\in C(X)$ such that $f|_{F}=0$ is only zero function( i.e. ...
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A question about bounded operators on banach space [duplicate]

Let $L(X)$ denotes the Banach algebra of all bounded linear operators acting on a Banach space $X$. And $T$ is not invertible. Can we find a invertilbe bounded operator series $\{T_{n}\}$ such that ...
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A question about convex set

I need to prove the closed set $C\subseteq \mathbb{R}_{+}$ is a convex. And let $x$, $y$ be arbitrary given in $C$, I have proved that $1/2(x+y)\in C$. Then does this means $C$ is convex ?
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A simple question about operator norm

I am a beginner of funcional analysis. I have a simple question when I study this subject. Let $L(X)$ denote the Banach algebra of all bounded linear operators on Banach space X, $T\in X$ is ...
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Why must trivial extension of C*-algebra be split Short Exact Sequence?

Background: Suppose $0 \to B \to E -q-> A \to 0$ is a short exact sequence of C*-algebras. Since B sits as an ideal of E, there is a natural *-homomorphism from E to the multiplier algebra of B (by ...
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A bounded everywhere defined operator that is affiliated to a von Neumann algebra is in the algebra

A possibly unbounded operator $T$ on a Hilbert space $\mathcal H$ is (in my source) defined as affiliated to a von Neumann algebra $M$ if for each unitary element $u$ of $M^\prime$, $u^*Tu=T$ (or ...
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A question on multiplicative linear functional on Banach algebra.

I am reading a book about C*-algebra. But i am confused with some of its content. It says Assume $A$ is a non-unital C*-algebra and $\tilde{A}$ is its unitization (the elements of the form ...
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Comparison of Strong OPerator and Weak * Topologies on B(H)

It is known that in $\mathfrak{B}(\mathbb{H})$, the weak operator topology (WOT) is contained in both the strong operator topology (SOT) and $\sigma$-weak topology. In general the SOT and the ...
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A question about download the recent paper. [closed]

I am interested in the journal about operator theory, such as Studia Math and Operators and Matrices. However, my college do not buy some journals. How can I get the paper from these journal?
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self-adjoint subalgebras of matrix algebra

Is there any classification theorem for the self-adjoint matrix subalgebras of $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ the algebra of $n \times n$ matrices over $\mathbb{C}$ ?
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Intuition behind a braid operator which is also a solution for Yang-Baxter equation

I am going through this paper, 'Quantum entanglement and topological entanglement' by Louis H Kauffman and Samuel J Lomonaco Jr published in New Journal of Physics 4 (2002). It started with ...
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Map to multiplier algebra for C*-subalgebra

We have such a claim: If $A$ is an ideal of C*-algebra $B$, then there is a unique morphism $f\colon B\to M(A)$ such that $f$ is identity on $A$, here $M(A)$ is the multiplier algebra of $A$. Now ...
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A criterion for vector states to be in the same irreducible representation

a little wish...: is there a theorem that corresponds or implies the following Let A be a C* algebra with the data of a representation in B(H). Let x,y be two vectors and call S(x,y) the set of ...
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Gelfand Naimark Theorem

The commutative Gelfand-Naimark theorem tells us that every unital commutative C* algebra is isometrically isomorphic to the space of continuous functions on its maximal ideal space. The non- ...
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Why study operator spaces?

I'm currently enrolled in an operator spaces course and I'm finding it difficult to understand why we study them in the first place. Functional analysis is motivated well enough for me and even though ...
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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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A question about quotient space of $R(T^{n})$

I am reading a paper about spectral theory. The author says it is easy to see the following proposition: For $T\in L(X)$, if dim$(R(T^{d})/R(T^{d+1}))<\infty$, then $R(T^{d})$ is closed if and ...
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The set of all continuous functions on a locally compact Hausdorff space.

I am reading a book about C*-algebra. There is a example that i could not understand. Let $X$ be a locally compact Hausdorff space and $C_{0}(X)$ be the set of all continuous functions vanishing at ...
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The operator norm of complex matrices

Let $M_{n}$ be the algebra of $n\times n$ complex matrices. By identifying $M_{n}$ with $B(\mathbb{C^{n}})$, the set of all bounded linear maps from the n-dimensional Hilbert space $\mathbb{C^{n}}$ to ...
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simple connectedness and abelian C* algebras

From Gelfand-Neumark Theorem, we know that topological properties of a compact Hausdorff space $X$ are encoded in the abelian $C^*$-algebra of continuous complex-valued functions on $X$ (with $||f||= ...
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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 ...