# Questions tagged [jordan-algebras]

A Jordan algebra is an algebra with multiplication satisfying two axioms (J1) xy=yx (J2) (xxy)x=xx(yx). They were defined in 1934 by Jordan, von Neuman, and Wigner seeking a better formalism for quantum mechanics. In 1966 McCrimmon proposed to analyze instead the operator Ux(y)=xyx, which lead to a notion of quadratic Jordan algebras. Three axioms (Q1, Q2, Q3) of these objects can be found below.

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### Diagonalization of octonionic Hermitian matrices of size $2\times 2$

The group $Spin(9)$ is a subgroup of $SO(16)$ and acts transitively on the unit sphere $S^{15}$. $Spin(9)$ acts naturally on the space of octonionic Hermitian $2\times 2$-matrices (I do not define ...
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### Irreducible $G$-representations with unital algebra structure

Let us work over $\mathbb C$. Suppose that $G$ is a semisimple algebraic group and let $H \subset G$ be a maximal torus. Consider a dominant weight $\omega$, then one can associate a unique ...
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### Lie Groups and Lie algebras related to Jordan algebras

Let $J$ be a Jordan algebra. I knew three relative Lie groups/Lie algebras to $J$. In the paper "The Capelli Identity, Tube Domains, and the Generalized Laplace Transform" Jacobson [J] has ...
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### Left- (right-) multiplications of an algebra that are derivations

Let us say that $A$ is a (finite-dimensional) algebra over a field of characteristic zero. We can assume commutativity but not associativity, if that makes it easier. Indeed, I am mostly interested in ...
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### Relating classic spectral decomposition with Euclidean Jordan algebras

I'm currently getting into studying optimization problems over symmetric cones (NSCP) and I'm having some trouble to understand something. Let me first give some context, sorry if it is repetitive to ...
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### Good source for Jordan Fréchet algebras

Is there any good source for Jordan Fréchet (or more generally, Jordan locally convex) algebras? I'm looking for something on the level similar to the level of the book "Banach and Locally Convex ...
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### Alfsen Shultz theorem-the space of states of $C^*$-algebra depends only on Jordan structure

According to the article on nLab the Alfsen Shultz theorem states that the space of states of a given $C^*$-algebra depends on somehow weaker structure namely on the so called Jordan algebra structure....
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### Formally real non-Jordan algebras

Jordan, von Neumann and Wigner  showed that for any finite-dimensional real vector space $A$ with a bilinear commutative power-associative operation $\circ : A \times A \to A$, the formal reality ...
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### Jordan algebra identities

A Jordan algebra is a vector space with a commutative bilinear operation $\circ$ obeying an identity that's often written as $$(x \circ y) \circ (x \circ x) = x \circ (y \circ (x \circ x)) .$$ ...
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