# Tagged Questions

**5**

votes

**1**answer

218 views

### A generalized K- theory via generalized idempotents

Edit After the answer by Neil Strickland, I add the word "a ring" in this new version.
In the literature, there is a concept of generalized idempotent: an n- idempotent is an element $a$ of a Banach ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

158 views

### $K_0$ group of graph underlying an approximately finite (AF) C* algebra

Say we have an AF C* algebra $A$ described by some Bratteli diagram $E$. If $M_\infty (A)=\displaystyle{\lim_\rightarrow M_n(A)}$ and $P(A)$ are the projections in this algebra, we know that ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

187 views

### 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 ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

104 views

### reference for direct finiteness of the ring of affiliated operators

Let $\Gamma$ be a group, $N(\Gamma)$ its group von Neumann algebra,
$\newcommand{\cUG}{{\mathcal U}(\Gamma)}$
and $\cUG$ the ring of all densely-defined, closed operators ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

154 views

### 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? ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

179 views

### What methods have been used to study AW*-algebras up to now?

I am interested mainly in ring theory and homological algebra. Now I want to know about the research methods of AW*-algebras. So I want to know the answer to the question:"what methods have been used ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

393 views

### 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?
...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

186 views

### Well defined Tensoring of spectral triples

Hi,
I have a misunderstanding that I am hoping is really quite trivial. I will give my question directly and context below for those that need/want it.
Question: In connes standard model he takes ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

252 views

### Reference request (or otherwise): Adjoint action

I am interested in clearing up a confusion of mine. I will try to make my question as clear as I can but I apologize in advance if this is not the case.
Given a unitary group of some unital ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

127 views

### Diagonalizing matrices of linear forms of indeterminates

Let $B$ be a matrix with elements as linear forms of indeterminates. Is there a proper diagonalization procedure for such matrices like those of matrices with real and complex entries?

**15**

votes

**8**answers

3k views

### Simplest examples of rings that are not isomorphic to their opposites

What are the simplest examples of
rings that are not isomorphic to their
opposite rings? Is there a science to constructing them?
The only simple example known to me:
In Jacobson's Basic Algebra ...

**10**

votes

**3**answers

961 views

### Group ring and left zero divisor.

Let $K$ be a finite field and $G$ be a discrete group.
Is it true that for every $a,b\in K[G]$ the condition $ab=0$ implies $ba=0$?
It does not seem to be related to zero divisor problem, any ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

200 views

### Are all automorphisms of Lin(V) given by similarity transforms?

Let $V$ be a vector space with dimension greater than 1 over the field $F$ and $Sim = \{(f\in \operatorname{Lin}(V))\mapsto gf(g^{-1}) : g\in \operatorname{GL}(V)\}$, ie $Sim$ is the set of all ...

**14**

votes

**1**answer

554 views

### Standard polynomials applied to matrices

The standard polynomial in $r$ non-commuting indeterminates $x_1,\ldots,x_r$ is defined by
$${\mathcal S}_r(x_1,\ldots,x_r):=\sum_{\sigma\in S_r}\epsilon(\sigma)x_{\sigma(1)}x_{\sigma(2)}\cdots ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

407 views

### Are the banded versions of a positive definite matrix positive definite?

Consider $M$, a positive definite matrix. Let $M^{(1)}$ be the diagonal matrix which agrees with $M$ on the diagonal ($M_{ii}=M^{(1)}_{ii}$). We have that $M^{(1)}$ is positive definite because it is ...

**10**

votes

**7**answers

1k views

### Commutative subalgebras of M_n

For a given $n$, is there any characterization for the commutative subalgebras of $M_n(\Bbb{C})$? I would like to know how many commutative subalgebras there are for each possible dimension.
In view ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

348 views

### 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 ...