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### Can I define Fredholm Index using $\dim \ker ST - \dim \ker TS$?

$X$, $Y$ are Banach spaces.
Let $S \in L(X, Y)$, $T \in L(Y, X)$, where $L(X, Y)$ denotes the Banach algebra of bounded linear operators from $X$ to $Y$. If we have that $Id_Y - ST \in \mathbb{K}(Y)$ ...

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### Morita equivalence for operator algebras and tensor products, question about proof

This is a bit of a dumb question I know, but I was reading "Morita equivalence for C*-algebras and W*-algebras" by Rieffel, in this section about Morita equivalences and how they relate to forming ...

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### isomophism, commutator

Let X be a Banach space. $B(X)$ is the algebra of all bounded linear operators on X.
$\phi: B(X)\rightarrow B(X)$ is a isomoprphisn, $\varphi: B(X)\rightarrow B(X)$ is a isomorphism or negative ...

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### B(H) as a direct sum of a closed two sided ideal and a subalgebra

Let $B(H)$ is the C*-algebra of all bounded linear operators on
Hilbert space $H$. Are there a closed two-sided ideal $I$ and a
subalgebra $A$ of $B(H)$ such that $B(H)=I \oplus A$ (direct sum I and ...

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### Is this result of Spain correct?

Let us have a look on the proof of Theorem 2 in [P. G. Spain, Boolean algebras of projections, Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society (Series 2) 19, 03, March 1975, 287-289]
The author ...

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### Closed operators and duality

Usually we would define a "densely defined, closed operator" on a Banach space $E$ to be a linear map $T:D(T)\rightarrow E$, where $D(T)$ is a dense subspace of $E$, and the graph of $T$, $G(T)=\{ ...

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### Projections which are not completely bounded

There are 'canonical' examples of maps on operator spaces which are not completely bounded. Nevertheless, I couldn't produce any examples of bounded projections on relatively easy to understand ...

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### Can we find arbitrarily many elements of SU(2) generating a good copy of MAX($\ell_1^n$) inside VN(SU(2))?

In trying to prove that the answer to the title is "no", I was led to the following problem (which I think is equivalent to the question asked in the title, but can be stated independently). If ...

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### Second adjoint operators on non quasi-reflexive Banach spaces

I am interested in 'algebraic-density'-type properties of second adjoint operators in the algebra of bounded operator on a second dual of a Banach space. Incidentally, I have a problem with ...

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### $c_0$-direct sum of $\mathcal{K}(\mathcal{H})$

Let $\mathcal{K}(\mathcal{H})$ be the C*-algebra of compact operators on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. I am interested in the ($c_0$-)sum
$A=\sum \mathcal{K}(\mathcal{H})$
of countably many ...

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### Balls in spaces of operators

I am interested in some geometrical aspects of spaces $L(E)$, of bounded operators on a given Banach space $E$. I am unable to estimate if my problem deserves to be asked at MO, but let me try.
Is ...

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### injective tensor norms for real tensors

If $A$ is an element of $\mathbb{R}^n \otimes\mathbb{R}^n \otimes\mathbb{R}^n$, then define its injective tensor norm to be
$$\|A\|_{\rm inj} := \max_{x,y,z\in \mathbb{R}^n, \|x\|=\|y\|=\|z\|=1}
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### Ultraproduct of n-dimensional Banach spaces and algebras

Hi, I am interested in the following question:
Fix $n$.
Let $M_n$ be matrix algebra over the field of complex numbers with normalized trace $tr_n$. Let $M_n^{\omega}$ be an ultrapover of $M_n$, ...

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### Completely bounded maps on Mn

The aim of this question is to collect nice maps on $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ with the following property:
$\phi_n:M_n(\mathbb{C})\rightarrow M_n(\mathbb{C})$ with $||\phi||=1$ and ...

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### Is exp(rA) = (exp(A))^r for real r and A in a Banach space?

Is $e^{(rA)} = (e^{A})^r$ when $r \in \mathbb{R}$ and $A$ is an element of a Banach algebra?
Clearly if $n$ is an integer, then
$e^{(nA)} = e^{A+A \cdots +A} = e^{A}e^{A}\cdots e^{A} = (e^{A})^n$,
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### Can a self-adjoint operator have a continuous set of eigenvalues?

This should be a trivial question for mathematicians but not for typical physicists.
I know that the spectrum of a linear operator on a Banach space splits into the so-called "point," "continuous" ...

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### Banach spaces with few linear operators ?

Sometimes, dealing with the concrete and familiar Banach spaces of everyday life in maths, I happen nevertheless to ask myself about the generality of certain constructions. But, as I try to abstract ...

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### Norms of Commutators

If an $n$ by $n$ complex matrix $A$ has trace zero, then it is a commutator, which means that there are $n$ by $n$ matrices $B$ and $C$ so that $A= BC-CB$. What is the order of the best constant ...