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### Separating duality for TVS?

What is the modern concept (term) for "separating duality" (dualité séparante in french) in the sense of Bourbaki (TVS Ch II § 6) as explained in the following ?
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### Find a special element in group algebra

Let $$G=\langle x, y, z\mid xyx^{-1}=zy, xzx^{-1}=z, yz=zy\rangle,$$ denote $l^1(G)^{\times}$ to be the set of units in $l^1(G)$, which we have considered as a ring with multiplication defined by the ...

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### Metrics and completions on the direct limit of matrices of all sizes over arbitrary fields

Let $M_n$ denote the $n$ by $n$ matrices.
Consider the homomorphisms
$$\phi_{n,kn}: M_n \rightarrow M_{kn}$$
which takes a matrix $A \in M_n$ to $A \otimes I_k \in M_{kn}.$
This gives a sensible way ...

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### How to find the tensor product of modules that we don't know a basis for them?

Hi
I know how to calculate some easy tensor products like $\mathbb{Z}/m\mathbb{Z} \otimes_{\mathbb{Z}} \mathbb{Z}/n\mathbb{Z}\cong_{\mathbb{Z}} \mathbb{Z}/(m,n)\mathbb{Z} $ or $F[X] \otimes_{F} F[Y] ...

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### bivariate polynomial

Hello,
Let $p(x,y) = \sum_{m=1}^M\sum_{n=1}^N a_{m,n}x^{m-1}y^{n-1}$ be a bivariate polynomial where $\{a_{m,n}\}$ are complex.
If $(x_k, y_k), k=1,2,\cdots, MN-1$ are roots of $p(x,y)=0$ where ...

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### Is the construction of ring C*-algebra functorial?

Cunz and Li defined defined C*-algebras for arbitrary rings with of course some condition. One can look at their article (http://arxiv.org/abs/0905.4861). My question: is the construction functorial? ...

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### rank of fin gen projective modules over C* algebras

Apologies - a better explanation than I started with - thanks to people for helping. It is obvious that there are many bad cases for rank - the problem is are there a reasonable number of good cases?
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### Laurent series with analytic coefficients

Let $A=H(D(0,1))$ the ring of holomorphic functions on the open unity disc.
I consider the function $f$:
$$f (t)=\sum f_{i}t^{i} \in A[[t]]$$
I suppose that the $t$-adic valuation of it is less or ...

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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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### Is there a tropical analogue of a reproducing kernel Hilbert space?

In classical functional analysis, one can construct a reproducing kernel Hilbert space by starting with a positive definite kernel, say
$K: [0,1]\times [0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$.
One then creates ...

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### When quotient of a $k$-algebra by any maximal ideal is $k$?

Let $k$ be a valued field.
Is there a special term for commutative (Banach) $k$-algebras, who's quotient by any maximal ideal is $k$?
Is it possible, given a commutative (Banach) $k$-algebra, to check ...

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### Are all quantum cellular automata invertible & representable?

A little background: As far as I know there is no standard definition of a quantum cellular automaton in the literature. Different authors use different definitions. Here I propose my own definition ...

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### Commutative *-subrings of the noncommutative C*-algebra $B(l^2)$

A $\star$-ring is a ring with an involutive anti-automorphism. The simplest example of a noncommutative $\star$-ring is perhaps $B(l^2)$, the ring of bounded linear functions on the sequence space ...

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### Is a polynomial positive on the sphere a sum of squares of spherical harmonic polynomials?

Let $p\in {\mathbb{R}}[x_1,\ldots, x_n]$ be a homogenous polynomial of even degree $2d$. If $p$ is positive on the unit sphere $S\subset {\mathbb{R}}^n$, then does there exist some $m>0$ and ...

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### Eigenvector of infinite matrix

I consider the system of reaction-diffusion PDEs in a ball
with Robin boundary condition.
It is a Steklov eigenvalue problem
(see G Auchmuty (2004) "Steklov eigenproblems and the representation
of ...

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### Is there an idempotent measure on the free LD system?

This is a follow up question to MO question "Idempotent measures on the free binary system?".
Let $(A,*)$ be the free binary operation on one generator which satisfies the left self distributive law:
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### What is the smallest $C^*$-algebra containing the “standard” pseudodifferential operators?

Is $\Psi^0(\mathbb{R})$ (pseudodifferential operators with symbols obeying
$
|\partial^\alpha_x \partial^\beta_\xi a(x,\xi)| \leq C_{\alpha,\beta} (1+|\xi|)^{-|\beta|}
$
) a $C^*$-algebra?
In other ...

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### Intersection of ideals in C*-algebra or even rings in general

Dear all,
here is a question that has been bothering me. It goes without saying that I would appreciate any help in answering it.
Let {I_k} be a countable sequence of two sided closed ideals in a ...