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### 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 ...
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### $K_0$ 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 ...
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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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### 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 ...
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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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### 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 ...
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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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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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?
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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### 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 ...
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 ...