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Families of Homomorphisms in Non-commutative Gelfand Theory: Comparisons and Examples

  • Harm BartEmail author
  • Torsten Ehrhardt
  • Bernd Silbermann
Conference paper
Part of the Operator Theory: Advances and Applications book series (OT, volume 221)

Abstract

In non-commutative Gelfand theory, families of Banach algebra homomorphisms, and particularly families of matrix representations, play an important role.D epending on the properties imposed on them, they are called sufficient, weakly sufficient, partially weakly sufficient, radical-separating or separating.I n this paper these families are compared with one another. Conditions are given under which the defining properties amount to the same. Where applicable, examples are presented to show that they are genuinely different.

Keywords

Banach algebra homomorphism matrix representation sufficient family weakly sufficient family partially weakly sufficient family radicalseparating family separating family polynomial identity algebra spectral regularity 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Econometric InstituteErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaSanta CruzUSA
  3. 3.Fakultät für MathematikTechnische Universität ChemnitzChemnitzGermany

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