# Questions tagged [noncommutative-topology]

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### Computing norms of polynomials of operator in Hilbert space and generalized von Neumann inequality

Let $T$ be an operator $l^2({\mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0}}) \to l^2({\mathbb{Z}_{\geq 0}})$, $e_n \mapsto \sqrt{1 - q^{2(n+1)}}e_{n+1} $, where $0<q<1$. I want to compute $\|f(T,T^{*}) \|$ (operator ...

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### Noncommutative Fredholm operators

Let $A$ be a unital $C^*$-algebra and $F:H_A\rightarrow H_A$ a Fredholm operator on the standard Hilbert $A$-module $H_A:=l^2(A)$. Is it true that $\mbox{ker}(F)$ and $\mbox{coker}(F)$ are finitely ...

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### Approximation of unity by projectors

Let $A$ be a $\sigma$-unital $C^*$-algebra and $A_s:=A\otimes K$ its stabilization (where $K$ is the algebra of compact operators on a separable Hilbert space). Is it true that there exist an ...

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### range of trace on projections: beyond rotation algebras

In a rotation algebra, $A_\theta=C(S^1)\rtimes \mathbb{Z}$, there is a tracial state $\tau$ coming from the invariant measure $\mu$ on the circle.
There is a projection $p\in M_n( A_\theta)$ (we can ...

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### Homotopy groups of noncommutative spaces

In the approach to noncommutative geometry of Alain Connes any Hausdorff compact space $X$ is replaced by its algebra of complex valued continuous functions $C^0(X)$, and one regard general (that is, ...

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### Is the dual of the category of unital C*-algebras concretizable?

The dual to the category of commutative unital C*-algebras is equivalent to the category of compact Hausdorff spaces, a concrete category. Can the dual to the category of unital C*-algebras also be ...

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### Can $C^*$-algebra of continuous functions on $R^n$ ($S^n$) be characterized alternatively?

Dictionary between algebra and geometry is somewhat one of the main concepts in modern mathematics. So commutative $C^*$ algebras are one-to-one with locally compact Hausdorff spaces.
So it is ...

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### Extending Akemann's Non-Commutative Urysohn Lemma

Assume $A$ is a C*-algebra and $p,q\in A^{**}$ are compact projections.
Can we always find $a,b\in A^1_+$ with $p\leq a$, $q\leq b$ and $||pq||=||ab||$?
Note if $||pq||=1$ this is immediate, while ...

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### Closed containment of open projections in C*-algebras

For a C*-algebra $A$ and open projections $p,q\in A^{**}$, consider the following statements.
$\overline{p}\leq q$
$p\leq q$ and there exists open $r\in A^{**}$ with $rp=0$ and $r\vee q=1$
$p\leq q$ ...

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### Proper continuous image of metrizable space

Motivated by the following post, "Gelfand duality" and the fact that "a Hausdorff continuous image of a compact metric space is metrizable", we ask:
What is a counter example of two locally ...

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### Which groups may be obtained as $K$-homology groups?

Recently I asked the following question, about the separability of the underlying $C^*$-algebra in the definition of $K$-homology:
mathoverflow.net/questions/181361
As far as I understood, in ...

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### Separability of the C*-algebra in the definition of K-homology

There are (at least) two approaches to K-homoology: one is via the so called dual algebra which is due to Paschke. The second is via the Fredholm modules and is due to Kasparov. In Nigel Higson's book ...

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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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### A question on $Z^{*}$ algebras

A $Z^{*}$ algebra is a $C^{*}$ algebra which satisfies each of the following equivalent conditions:
All elements of $A$ are left zero divisor.
All elements are right zero divisor.
All elements are ...

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### Bootstrap subcategory abelian?

In the book "K-Theory for Operator Algebras" by Bruce Blackadar, the exercise 23.15.8. on page 246 says:
"Let KKN be the full subcategory of KK with objects in N. Show that KKN is abelian category by ...

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### A topological concept dual to compactness

We say that a subset A in a topological space X is anti-compact if every covering of A by closed sets has a finite subcover. Clearly if X is Hausdorff then all anti-compact subsets of X are finite. ...

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### NonCommutative Baire theorem

The classical Baire theorem says that the intersection of a sequence of open dense subsets of $X$, is dense, if the space is compact Hausdorff. In the language of $C^{*}$ algebras this is ...

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### Non Commutative Hyperspaces

Let $X$ be a compact metric space. Recall that the hyperspace $2^{X}$ is the set of all non empty compact subsets of $X$ with the Hausdorff metric. Assume that $\mathcal{C}$ is the category of all ...

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### “Definitive” Noncommutative Space

Let $Y$ be a (locally compact) non-Hausdorff topological space. I want to know if there is a necessary and/or sufficient condition for $Y=X/G$, that is, $Y$ is the orbit space of a locally compact ...

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### What are the sub $C^*$-algebras of $C(X,M_n)$?

Let $X$ be a locally compact Hausdorff topological space, denote by $M_n$ the $C^*$-algebra of complex $n\times n$ matrices, by $C_0(X,M_n)$ the $C^*$-algebra of continuous functions on $X$ with ...

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### What is the commutative analogue of a C*-subalgebra?

Using the duality between locally compact Hausdorff spaces and commutative $C^*$-algebras one can write down a vocabulary list translating topological notions regarding a locally compact Hausdorff ...

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### Sources for exact triangles in triangulated categories.

The other day I came across the statement that in the triangulated category $\mathfrak{KK}$ (of C*-algebras with KK-groups as morphism sets) "there are many other sources of exact triangles besides ...