The banach-algebras tag has no usage guidance.

**2**

votes

**1**answer

198 views

### Does Fourier Algebra of locally compact group separate compact sets of the group?

Let $G$ be a locally compact group. Consider the left regular representation $\lambda$ over $L^2(G)$. Then according to Eymard, Fourier algebra of $G$, $A(G)$ is the set of all coefficients of ...

**8**

votes

**3**answers

472 views

### is every element in a C* algebra a product of normal elements?

I have the following question and since I am not an expert on C*-algebras, I thought I ask it here:
I know that in general the sum and product of normal elements need not be normal. It is even true ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

65 views

### $p$-operator space structure on Banach algebras

There is an abstract characterization of operator algebras, which says that if $A$ is an operator space that is also an approximately unital Banach algebra, then the following are equivalent:
For ...

**20**

votes

**2**answers

1k views

### In a Banach algebra, do ab and ba have almost the same exponential spectrum?

Let $A$ be a complex Banach algebra with identity 1. Define the exponential spectrum $e(x)$ of an element $x\in A$ by $$e(x)= \{\lambda\in\mathbb{C}: x-\lambda1 \notin G_1(A)\},$$ where $G_1(A)$ is ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

232 views

### $C[0,1]$ is Banach-space isomorphic to $c_0(C[0,1])$

$c_0(C[0,1])$ is the $c_0$-direct sum of countably many $C[0,1]$.How to prove
$C[0,1]$ is Banach-space isomorphic to $c_0(C[0,1])$.
Here,Banach-space isomorphism means a bounded invertible operator ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

165 views

### Every norm-decreasing algebra morphism $L_1(G)\to\mathcal{B}(E)$ comes from a group representation

In section 8 of this paper http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0611833v3 the author proves the following:
If $E$ is a reflexive Banach space, $G$ a locally compact group and $\pi:L_1(G)\to\mathcal{B}(E)$ a ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

219 views

### $K$-Theory of finite dimensional Banach algebras

Is there a finite dimensional Banach algebra $A$ for which $K_{0}(A)$ is a finite group?
I asked this question in MSE but I received no answer
...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

594 views

### Banach algebraic proof of the Borsuk Ulam theorem

I am wondering whether there exists a proof of the classical Borsuk Ulam theorem
for the Euclidean n-sphere, $n>2$ that is based only on the theory
of Banach algebras. I checked on MR but had no ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

62 views

### Unitizations of Banach algebras and matrix norms

Consider the short exact sequence of Banach algebras $0\rightarrow A\rightarrow A^+\rightarrow\mathbb{C}\rightarrow 0$ where $A$ is a Banach algebra without unit and $A^+$ denotes the unitization of ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

89 views

### The image of a derivation on a Banach algebra is contained in the kernel of a character

It is known that if $D$ is a continuous derivation on a commutative Banach algebra $\mathcal{A}$, then for any nonzero character $\theta$ on $\mathcal{A}$ we have $D(\mathcal{A})⊆ker\theta $.
...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

140 views

### Spectral mapping theorem for polynomials in $z,\overline{z}$ and direct construction of the function calculus for a normal operator

Suppose that $A$ is an element in Banach algebra and $p$ is a polynomial. Then we have an equality $p(\sigma(A))=\sigma(p(A))$ where $p(A)$ has an elementary meaning. This theorem (the spectral ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

142 views

### Spectrum of unitary elements of a Banach algebra

Unitary elements of a Banach space have been defined in this paper as follows:
Let $A$ be a Banach space and $a\in A, \|a\|=1$. Let $S_{a}=\{f\in A':\|f\|=1=f(a)\}$. Then $a$ is said to be ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

180 views

### Is the Fourier-Stieltjes algebra of a locally compact group semi-simple?

Let $G$ be a locally compact group. Is the Fourier-Stieltjes algebra $B(G)$ semi-simple?

**5**

votes

**1**answer

210 views

### Definition of a normed ring

A normed ring "should" be a monoid object in the monoidal category of normed abelian groups. There are (at least) two choices of morphisms of normed groups, namely bounded or short homomorphisms, ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

167 views

### Infinite topological direct sum of amenable Banach algebra

Is an infinite topological direct sum of amenable Banach algebras amenable again?
Can you give me a good reference about this notion?
Thanks

**3**

votes

**1**answer

162 views

### comparing norms of tensor product of two Hilbert spaces

Suppose $H_1$ and $H_2$ are two Hilbert spaces with dimension $n$ and $m$, for $ x \in H_1 \otimes H_2$
consider $$\|x\|_\pi = \inf \left\{ \sum_{i=1}^n \|a_i\| \|b_i\| : x = \sum_{i} a_i \otimes b_i ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

158 views

### Connected component of the identity in graded Banach algebras

I search for a noncommutative idempotent-less Banach algebra $A$ which is graded by a finite abelian group $G$ such that a nontrivial homogenous element lies in the same connected component as ...

**13**

votes

**0**answers

229 views

### Is there support for the term “Gelfand algebra”?

In this question Yemon Choi asked whether there is a standard term for Banach algebras for which the submultiplicative law
($\|ab\| \leq \|a\| \|b\|$) is weakened to merely requiring the product to be ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

109 views

### Semi-simple Banach algebra

Is there an example of an unital commutative semi-simple Banach algebra which it is not amenable?

**-3**

votes

**1**answer

100 views

### Quotient of a Banach algebra [closed]

Let $A$ be a Banach algebra. Is there a Banach algebra $B$ and a non-trivial closed ideal $I$ of $B$ such that $\frac{B}{I}\cong A$?

**3**

votes

**1**answer

290 views

### Is an ultrapower of a faithful Banach algebra always faithful?

Let $A$ be an infinite dimensional faithful Banach algebra and let $\mathcal U$ be a free ultrafilter. Is the ultrapower $(A)_{\mathcal U}$ faithful?

**11**

votes

**1**answer

281 views

### Is there a Gelfand-Naimark-like characterization of group algebras $L_1(G)$?

The Gelfand-Naimark theorem establishes that a complex commutative Banach algebra $A$ with an identity and an involution $x\to x^*$ satisfying $\|x x^*\|=\|x\|^2$ is (isometrically isomorphic to) a ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

67 views

### Ideal in projective tensor product of Banach algebras [closed]

Let $A,B$ be Banach algebras and $A\hat{\otimes}B$ be projective tensor product of them.
Let $S$ be an ideal of $A\hat{\otimes}B$. Are there ideals $I$ of $A$ and $J$ of $B$ such that
...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

295 views

### Can a finite von Neumann algebra be strongly morita equivalent to a properly infinite von neumann algebra?

Can a finite (by finite I mean when the projection $1$ is finite) von Neumann algebra be strongly morita equivalent to a properly infinite von Neumann algebra?
(Strong morita equivalence is the same ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

618 views

### Maximal ideals of the rings of Baire-One Functions

A real function $f:X\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is called Baire-one function, if there is a sequence $(f_n)_{n=1} ^\infty$ of continuous functions $f_n:X\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ on $X$ so that for all ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

95 views

### One question about the tensor product of $L^1(G)$ and a Banach space $A$

We know that the tensor product of $L^1(G)$ and a Banach space $A$ is isometric to $L^1(G, A)$, the space of all Bochner-integrable $A$-valued functions on a locally compact group $G$. I am looking ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

297 views

### A commutative Banach algebra with an abundance of discountinuous functions

Let $A$ be the algebra of all bounded functions from $[0,\;1]$ to $\mathbb{C}$.
For $f\in A,\;$ $\omega_{f}$ is the standard oscillation function.. Each of the following two (equivalent) norms ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

142 views

### questions about the proof of the theorem of completely positive order zero maps

I hope my question is ok for mathoverflow. I first asked on math.stackexchange but received no answer and then delated it.
I want to understand the proof of the theorem (which you can find in the ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

170 views

### application of factorization theorem

Young's inequlity tells us that $L^{1}(\mathbb R)\ast L^{p}(\mathbb R) \subset L^{p}(\mathbb R)$ with norm inequality
$$\|f\ast g\|_{L^{p}} \leq \|f\|_{L^1}\|g\|_{L^p};$$
and of course this ...

**10**

votes

**1**answer

266 views

### Theory of C* algebras over other fields than the complex numbers

How much of the theory of C*-algebras holds when the complex numbers are replaced by different (algebraically closed) field (possibly with a distinguished ordered subfield that satisfies the same ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

274 views

### Can states on commutative Banach algebras be understood as probability measures?

Suppose $\mathcal{A}$ is a commutative Banach algebra (over $\mathbb{R}$) or commutative Banach *-algebra (over $\mathbb{C}$). Is there always a measurable space $(\Omega,\mathcal{F})$ such that there ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

171 views

### Matrix norm on $L^p$ operator algebras

I have a question about the framework of $L^p$ operator algebras ($1<p<\infty$), i.e. norm-closed subalgebras of $B(L^p(X,\mu))$ for some measure space $(X,\mu)$ (see e.g. ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

159 views

### Characterizations of Wiener algebra

The Wiener algebra $\mathcal W$ is defined as $\text{Fourier}(L^1(\mathbb R))$, i.e. the image by the Fourier transform of $L^1(\mathbb R)$. Riemann-Lebesgue's lemma ensures that
$$
\mathcal W\subset ...

**12**

votes

**2**answers

396 views

### $\mathbb{Z}G$ (left) Noetherian$\Rightarrow$ $l^1(G)$ is a flat $\mathbb{Z}G$-(right) module?

Let $G$ be a countable discrete group (not necessarily abelian), and suppose the group ring $\mathbb{Z}G$ is a left-Noetherian ring, for example, when $G$ is a polycyclic-by finite group.
Denote the ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

173 views

### Holomorphic functional calculus and idempotents

One of the applications of the holomorphic functional calculus is with regard to idempotents. For instance, if an element $a$ in a unital Banach algebra $A$ has spectrum contained in two balls, each ...

**52**

votes

**4**answers

4k views

### Did Gelfand's theory of commutative Banach algebras influence algebraic geometers?

Guillemin and Sternberg wrote the following in 1987 in a short article called "Some remarks on I.M. Gelfand's works" accompanying Gelfand's Collected Papers, Volume I:
The theory of commutative ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

174 views

### Root of positive function in Fourier algebra

Let $G$ be a locally compact group, let $A(G)$ be the Fourier algebra of $G$. We think of $A(G)$ as a subalgebra of $C_0(G)$.
Question 1: Let $f\in A(G)$ be a function that is pointwise positive. ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

137 views

### Sum-epimorphisms and prod-monomorphisms

Sum-epimorphisms
A longer time ago I have introduced the bi-onto maps for the topological category. Let me formulate here its general categorical definition:
...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

228 views

### Inductive/Projective Limits of Topological Algebras

It is common to form inductive/projective limits of Banach/Frechet spaces in order to come up with natural topologies for common vector spaces. For instance,
For $k \ge 0$ and $K_n$ compact ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

91 views

### How do functions operates in a Fourier algebra $A^{q}(\mathbb T)$?

We put , $A^{q}(\mathbb T)= \{ f\in L^{q}(\mathbb T): \hat{f}\in \ell^{q}(\mathbb Z) \}.$
By Helson-Kahane-Katznelson-Rudin Theorem, it follows that,
"Let $F$ be a function on $\mathbb C$ and if ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

214 views

### Can we obtain a derived category from an additive category? Like a category of Banach modules?

Let $A$ be a Banach algebra, let $A$-mod be the category of left Banach modules (as defined in Helemskii's "Banach and locally convex algebras"), $A$-mod is an additive category, but not abelian ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

597 views

### When $C(X)$ is an injective $C(X)$-module? Current answer is erroneous

It is an old question if every injective Banach space is isomorphic as Banach space to $C(X)$-space.
I would like to know if the weakened module version of this question is answered. More precisely: ...

**6**

votes

**1**answer

245 views

### Can we extend a multiplicative linear functional of a closed left ideal on whole of the algebra?

Let B be a closed left ideal of a Banach algebra A. Also, B has a right approximate identity (in B).
If g is a nonzero multiplicative linear functional on B, can we always extend g to a ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

215 views

### Is $\mathcal{K}(H)$ injective $\mathcal{B}(H)$-module?

Does anyone know if the right Banach $\mathcal{B}(H)$-module $\mathcal{K}(H)$ is injective?
The same question for $\ell_\infty$-module $c_0$. Both these modules are not dual, so standard arguments ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

206 views

### Are norm-continuous representations smooth?

Let $G$ be a real Lie group and $A$ a unital Banach algebra. Let us call a map $\varphi:G\to A$ a (norm-)continuous representation, if it is continuous
$$
x_i\to x\quad\Longrightarrow\quad ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

230 views

### C*-Algebras: Dynamics vs. Derivations

Problem
Given a C*-algebra $\mathcal{A}$.
Consider dynamics $\tau:\mathbb{R}\to\mathrm{Aut}(\mathcal{A})$ and $\tau':\mathbb{R}\to\mathrm{Aut}(\mathcal{A})$.
(More precisely, strongly continuous ...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

293 views

### What function space does holomorphic functional calculus give us?

Let $A$ be a unital Banach algebra, $U$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{C}$, and $A_U:=\{x\in A:\sigma(x)\subset U\}$. Holomorphic functional calculus says that any holomorphic function ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

169 views

### Wendel Theorem for center of group algebra

Let $G$ be a locally compact SIN-group. Then $ZL^{1}(G)$ has a bounded approximate identity. I want to prove that the multiplier algebra of $ZL^{1}(G)$ is equal to $ZM(G)$ (center of measure algebra). ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

252 views

### Non commutative topological manifolds

Assume that $A$ is a Banach algebra with two closed two sided ideals $I$ and $J$ such that $I$ and $J$ are commutative and $A=I+J$. Does this implies that $A$ is commutative? For the ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

375 views

### Reasonable crossnorm on Banach algebra tensor product constructed from isometric non-degenerate representations

The following is an abstraction of a more specific problem I've been grappling with, so I might give some extra unnecessary information. (The `bounded approximate
left identities' assumption is ...