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The set of matrices with same spectral radius

I am working on an optimization problem over the set of positive matrices (that is, matrices where all entries are positive numbers) that have the same spectral radius. My main problem is how to ...
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On existence of right units with control of their norms

Does, there exist a Banach algebra with a family of right units with norms converging to 1, but without right unit of norm 1?
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On $C_0(\Omega)$-module maps from $L_\infty(\Omega,\mu)$ to $L_q(\Omega,\nu)$

Let $\Omega$ be a locally compact space, and $\mu,\nu\in C_0(\Omega)^*$. By $H_{p,q}^{B}$ (resp. $H_{p,q}^{C}$) we denote the Banach space of continuous $B(\Omega)$-module (resp. $C_0(\Omega)$-module) ...
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Specific Reference? Noncommutative topology and C^* algebras [closed]

I stumbled across this "dictionary for noncommutative topology" http://planetmath.org/noncommutativetopology and I would be very interested in learning more on the subject, particularly I'd like to ...
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$L^{p}(\mathbb R)\subset L^{1}(\mathbb R) \ast L^{p}(\mathbb R), (1< p< \infty)$?

Let $\mathbb T$ be a circle group. In 1939, Salem, has shown that, every member of $L^{1}(\mathbb T)$ can written as a product(convolution) some other two members of $L^{1}(\mathbb T),$ that is, ...
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Regular commutative Banach algebras which are not closed under complex conjugate

Let $A$ be a semisimple commutative Banach algebra with the maximal ideal space $X$. Further, assume that $A$ is regular i.e. for every closed set $E\subseteq X$ and $x\in X\setminus E$, there is some ...
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Existence of certain bounded approximate identity

In trying to follow the proof of Proposition 4.11 in M. C. White, Injective modules for uniform algebras, Proc. London Math. Soc. 73 (1996) 155--184 there is a part which seems unclear. Let $I$ be ...
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$H^s(\mathbb T)$ is a Banach algebra for $s>1/2$

I have not managed to find a reference for the following fact: $H^s(\mathbb T)$ is a Banach algebra for $s>1/2$. In particular, I need reference for the following inequality: $$ \|uv\|_{H^s} ...
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Spectrum of a Banach algebra homeomorphic to the spectrum of one of its elements

In G. B. Folland - A Course in Abstract Harmonic Analysis we can read the following " (1.15) Proposition. Let be $A$ a (complex) commutative unital Banach algebra with unit $e$, let $x_0 \in A$ and ...
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Operator norms of circulant matrices

The definition and basic properties of circulant matrices can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circulant_matrix. For complex numbers $a_1,\ldots,a_n$, I will use the notation $$ ...
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pointwise limit of uniformly bounded sequence in $A(\mathbb T)$ is again in $A(\mathbb T)$?

Let $\mathbb T$ be a circle group, and $\hat{f}(n)= \frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{0}^{2\pi} f(t) e^{-int} dt;$ $(n\in \mathbb Z, f\in L^{1} (\mathbb T)).$ Put $A(\mathbb T)= \{f\in C(\mathbb T): \hat{f}\in ...
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Tauberian theorem from generalized Gelfand transform

Wiener's theorem gives the necessary and sufficient conditions for the set of translates of a set of functions to be dense in $L^1(\mathbb{R}^n)$, which translates algebraically into a statement about ...
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Amenability of $l^\infty$ [closed]

I'm working on the amenability of some Banach algebras, and I'm wondering why $l^\infty$ is amenable ? Does any one has any idea how to start ? Thank you in advance.
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ideals in the disk algebra

Let A be the disk algebra, of continuous functions on the closed disk holomorphic on the interior, with sup-norm denoted || . || . Let x be an interior point of the disk. Does there exist a ...
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$f,g , |f|f, |g|g \in A(\mathbb R) \ \text{(Banach algebra)} \implies \left\|f|f|- g|g|\right\|\leq C \left \|f-g\right \|$?

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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Can we expect $\left\||f|^{2}f-|g|^{2}g\right\|\leq C ||f-g||$ in the Banach algebra $A(\mathbb T)$ ?

Let $f\in L^{1}(\mathbb T)$ and define the Fourier coefficient of $f$ : $\hat{f}(n)=\frac{1}{2\pi} \int _{-\pi}^{\pi} f(t) e^{-int} dt; (n\in \mathbb Z)$.Consider the space, $$A(\mathbb T):= \{f\in ...
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Fourier Analysis in Kahane and Żelazko's characterization of maximal ideals in commutative Banach algebra

I've been told that Kahane and Żelazko (in A characterization of maximal ideals in commutative Banach algebra's Studia Math 29 1968) use a "non-trivial result" from Fourier analysis in their proof of ...
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When is it $C(X)$?

Suppose that $\tilde{X}$ is a compact space. If $C(\tilde{X})$ is isometrically isomorphic to the second dual of a Banach space, does there exist a locally compact space $X$ such that ...
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Centralizers and containment of $c_0$

I have this question also in MSE (see: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/666053/centralizers-and-containment-of-c-0), but I have not got an answer there. So I thought I try my luck here. Let ...
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Example of an infinite dimensional reflexive Banach algebra

If a $C^\ast$-algebra is reflexive (as a Banach space) then it is finite dimensional. Can anyone provide (or give a reference to) a nice example of an infinite dimensional non-commutative Banach ...
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characterization of commutative Banach algebras

Let $A$ be a Banach algebra with the following property: For every two nets $ x_{\alpha}$ and $y_{\alpha}$ in $A$, $x_{\alpha}y_{\alpha}$ converges if and only if $y_{\alpha}x_{\alpha}$ converges. ...
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Let $f \in M^{1,1} (\mathbb R)$ (Feichtinger's algebra /Modulation Space). Can we say $Fof\in M^{1,1}(\mathbb R)$; $F$ is an entire function?

The Modulation space ( Feichtinger's algebra), $$S_{0} (\mathbb R) = M^{1, 1}(\mathbb R): = \{ f\in L^{2}(\mathbb R) : V_{g}(f) \in L^{1}(\mathbb R^{2}) \};$$ where $V_{g}f (x, w)$ is the short- ...
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Banach algebra for measures induced by Haar measures

It is classical that $L^1(G, m)$ is a Banach algebra when $G$ is a locally compact group with Haar measure $m$ by using the operation of convolution via the integral ...
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Weak amenability and quasi central bounded approximate identity

Let $\cal A, \cal B$ be a non commutative Banach algebras, and $\cal A$ be weakly amenable and has a quasi central bounded approximate identity. Let $T:\cal A\to \cal B$ be an algebra ...
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Bounded approximate identity and kernel of algebra homomorphism

Let $\cal A$ be a Banach algebra with a bounded approximate identity, when a closed two sided ideal on it has a bounded approximate identity? In particular, let $\cal B$ be a Banach algebra with a ...
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Is $\mathcal{B}^{\mathbb{Z}}(l^\infty(\mathbb{Z}))$ a commutative algebra?

Consider $l^\infty(\mathbb{Z})$ the Banach space of bounded complex valued functions on the abelian group $\mathbb{Z}$ with the supremum norm. It has a natural action by $\mathbb{Z}$ given by ...
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Kaplansky's conjecture and Martin's axiom

Recall Kaplansky's conjecture which states that every algebra homomorphism from the Banach algebra C(X) (where X is a compact Hausdorff topological space) into any other Banach algebra, is ...
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When can we “displace” an ultrafilter limit with another limit?

Let $\cal A$ be a Banach algebra, $\cal U$ be a free ultrafilter, and $\phi$ be a character. Let ${(w_{\alpha})}_{\alpha}$ be a net in $(\cal A)_{\cal U}$, and suppose that for every $(a_i)\in (\cal ...
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Banach Algebra Counterexample

Can someone give me an example of a Banach Algebra which does not have an isometric representation in a Hilbert Space ? (if possible, can you add a proof or a reference ? ) Thank you very much ! ...
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On hyperplanes of $L\infty$

Consider the hyperplane $H=\{f\in L^\infty: \int f = 0\}$ of $L^\infty = L^\infty[0,1]$. My question is: 1. What is the Banach-Mazur distance between $H$ and $L^\infty$? Are there "natural" ...
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Spectra of elements of a Banach algebra and the role played by the Hahn-Banach Theorem.

This problem was posed on Math StackExchange some time ago, but it did not garner any solutions there. I think that it is interesting enough to be posed here on Math Overflow, so here it goes. Let $ ...
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Projections in Banach spaces

Dear All, I am absolutely lost in the following problem: Let $P_s, \: s \in [0,1],$ be a uniformly bounded family of projections (idempotents) in a Banach space $X$ such that $P_s P_t = P_{{\rm ...
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Maximal spectrum of a complex, unital and commutative Banach-algebra

Let $A$ be a complex, unital and commutative Banach-algebra. Question: Is the maximal spectrum $Max(A)$ of $A$ endowed with the topology induced by the prime spectrum $Spec(A)$ of $A$, Hausdorff? ...
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Subalgebras of $B(E)$

Let me fix an infinite-dimensional (complex) Banach space $E$. There is a cute result of Bracic and Kuzma which says that every maximal abelian subalgebra of $\mathscr{B}(E)$, the algebra of bounded ...
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Tensorial decomposition of $B(H)$

Let $H$ be an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space and let $\mathcal{B}(H)$ be the (C*/W*-)algebra of bounded operators on it. Actually, you may forget about the involution in $\mathcal{B}(H)$ because I ...
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Banach Algebras and the peripheral spectrum

Here is a little theorem that I'm trying to prove. I haven't seen it in literature before, but I think the applications will be quite useful, particularly in the context of Banach algebras. Denote ...
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When is a Banach Algebra $C^\star$

I know that if there are enough Hermitian elements in a Banach algebra, then the Banach algebra is stellar. In particular, I'm interested in the two spaces $B(L^1(S^1,\Sigma,\mu))$ the space of ...
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Injective modules over Fourier algebra

Is there any article on injective modules over Fourier Algebras? Do we have anything about injectivity of $A(G)$ as a $A(G)$-bimodule?
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Terminology: Banach spaces equipped with continuous associative product?

This is admittedly a low-interest question mathematically, and is arguably a question I could resolve if I had time over the next few days to go and look through a large number of the Banach ...
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Szőkefalvi-Nagy's unitarizability theorem in the Calkin algebra?

Here's a research problem, which I think interesting. Suppose that $t$ is an invertible element in the Calkin algebra $\mathcal{Q} = \mathcal{B}(\ell_2)/\mathcal{K}(\ell_2)$ which satisfies $\sup_{n ...
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Exotic uniform algebras

The first non-trivial example of a uniform algebra which comes to mind is the disc algebra $A(\mathbb{D})$. In a similar manner one can define its relatives $P(U)$ and $R(U)$, where $U$ is any region ...
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Measures on general topological groups

I am interested in the group algebras of non-locally compact groups. What references can you advise? This is a wide question, so I list more concretely what I would like to see: Here X can be even ...
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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 ...
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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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Algebraically simple Banach algebras

There are plenty of semi-simple Banach algebras - this broad class includes C*-algebras and algebras of bounded operators on a given Banach space. On the other hand, it seems unlikely to me that there ...
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Reversed disc algebra?

Take $U=\mathbb{D}_2\setminus \overline{\mathbb{D}_1}$ ($\mathbb{D}_r$ is the open disc centered at 0 with radius $r$) and consider the space $A(U)$ of all functions on $\overline{U}$ which are ...
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Unbounded representations of Banach algebras

Can a representation of a Banach algebra be unbounded? To clarify, I'm not asking about a representation as unbounded operators, but rather a homomorphism $\pi: A \to B(H)$ for some Hilbert space ...
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Preduals of B(E)

For a Hilbert space $H$ it is well known that the algebra $B(H)$ has a unique predual; the Banach space of trace class operators. If $E$ is a Banach space then is it known whether $B(E)$ is always ...
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spectra of sums in (Banach) algebras

A similar question was already asked in question titled "Spectra of sums and products in (Banach) algebras [was: Spectrum in Banach Algebra]". Answer there led me to the following question. If for ...
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Holomorphic stability of inverse limit of pre-$C^*$-algebras

Let A be a C*-algebra and let At be a set of dense *-subalgebras of A, stable under holomorphic functional calculus on A, which are also Banach algebras complete with respect to the norms ...