C Algebras and Operator Theory

Author: Gerald J. Murphy
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080924960
Release Date: 2014-06-28
Genre: Mathematics

This book constitutes a first- or second-year graduate course in operator theory. It is a field that has great importance for other areas of mathematics and physics, such as algebraic topology, differential geometry, and quantum mechanics. It assumes a basic knowledge in functional analysis but no prior acquaintance with operator theory is required.

Operator Algebras and Operator Theory

Author: Liming Ge
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821810934
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Mathematics

This volume contains the proceedings from the International Conference on Operator Algebras and Operator Theory held at the East China Normal University in Shanghai (China). Participants in the conference ranged from graduate students to postdocs to leading experts who came from around the world. Topics covered in this title were $C^*$-algebras, von Neumann algebras, non-self-adjoint operator algebras, wavelets, operator spaces and other related areas. This work consists of contributions from invited speakers and some mathematicians who were unable to attend. It presents important mathematical ideas while maintaining the uniqueness and excitement of this very successful event.

C algebras by Example

Author: Kenneth R. Davidson
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 0821871897
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Mathematics

The subject of C*-algebras received a dramatic revitalization in the 1970s by the introduction of topological methods through the work of Brown, Douglas, and Fillmore on extensions of C*-algebras and Elliott's use of K-theory to provide a useful classification of AF algebras. These results were the beginning of a marvelous new set of tools for analyzing concrete C*-algebras. This book is an introductory graduate level text which presents the basics of the subject through a detailed analysis of several important classes of C*-algebras. The development of operator algebras in the last twenty years has been based on a careful study of these special classes. While there are many books on C*-algebras and operator algebras available, this is the first one to attempt to explain the real examples that researchers use to test their hypotheses. Topic include AF algebras, Bunce-Deddens and Cuntz algebras, the Toeplitz algebra, irrational rotation algebras, group C*-algebras, discrete crossed products, abelian C*-algebras (spectral theory and approximate unitary equivalence) and extensions. It also introduces many modern concepts and results in the subject such as real rank zero algebras, topological stable rank, quasidiagonality, and various new constructions. These notes were compiled during the author's participation in the special year on C*-algebras at the Fields Institute of Mathematics during the 1994-1995 academic year. The field of C*-algebras touches upon many other areas of mathematics such as group representations, dynamical systems, physics, K-theory, and topology. The variety of examples offered in this text expose the student to many of these connections. A graduate student with a solid course in functional analysis should be able to read this book. This should prepare them to read much of the current literature. This book is reasonably self-contained, and the author has provided results from other areas when necessary.

Operator Theory

Author: Barry Simon
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9781470411039
Release Date: 2015-12-04
Genre: Mathematical analysis

A Comprehensive Course in Analysis by Poincaré Prize winner Barry Simon is a five-volume set that can serve as a graduate-level analysis textbook with a lot of additional bonus information, including hundreds of problems and numerous notes that extend the text and provide important historical background. Depth and breadth of exposition make this set a valuable reference source for almost all areas of classical analysis. Part 4 focuses on operator theory, especially on a Hilbert space. Central topics are the spectral theorem, the theory of trace class and Fredholm determinants, and the study of unbounded self-adjoint operators. There is also an introduction to the theory of orthogonal polynomials and a long chapter on Banach algebras, including the commutative and non-commutative Gel'fand-Naimark theorems and Fourier analysis on general locally compact abelian groups.

Operator Algebras

Author: Bruce Blackadar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540285175
Release Date: 2006-03-09
Genre: Mathematics

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the general theory of C*-algebras and von Neumann algebras. Beginning with the basics, the theory is developed through such topics as tensor products, nuclearity and exactness, crossed products, K-theory, and quasidiagonality. The presentation carefully and precisely explains the main features of each part of the theory of operator algebras; most important arguments are at least outlined and many are presented in full detail.

Jordan Algebras in Analysis Operator Theory and Quantum Mechanics

Author: Harald Upmeier
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821807170
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Mathematics

This book is based on the CBMS Regional Conference held at the University of California, Irvine, in July 1985. Jordan algebras have found interesting applications in seemingly unrelated areas of mathematics such as operator theory, the foundations of quantum mechanics, complex analysis in finite and infinite dimensions, and harmonic analysis on homogeneous spaces. The author describes some relevant results and puts them in a general framework, based on the concepts of $JB$-algebra and $JB^\ast$-triple.

A Course in Operator Theory

Author: John B. Conway
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
ISBN: 9780821820650
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Mathematics

A new volume in the marquee series of the AMS, featuring broad mathematical topics written by some of the best and brightest that the mathematics field has to offer. All titles have attractive hardcovers and market-oriented prices.

Nonselfadjoint Operator Algebras Operator Theory and Related Topics

Author: H. Bercovicii
Publisher: Birkhäuser
ISBN: 9783034887793
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

This volume, dedicated to Carl Pearcy on the occasion of his 60th birthday, presents recent results in operator theory, nonselfadjoint operator algebras, measure theory and the theory of moments. The articles on these subjects have been contributed by leading area experts, many of whom were associated with Carl Pearcy as students or collaborators. The book testifies to his multifaceted interests and includes a biographical sketch and a list of publications.

An Introduction to the Classification of Amenable C algebras

Author: Huaxin Lin
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9812799885
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Mathematics

The theory and applications of C Oeu -algebras are related to fields ranging from operator theory, group representations and quantum mechanics, to non-commutative geometry and dynamical systems. By Gelfand transformation, the theory of C Oeu -algebras is also regarded as non-commutative topology. About a decade ago, George A. Elliott initiated the program of classification of C Oeu -algebras (up to isomorphism) by their K -theoretical data. It started with the classification of AT -algebras with real rank zero. Since then great efforts have been made to classify amenable C Oeu -algebras, a class of C Oeu -algebras that arises most naturally. For example, a large class of simple amenable C Oeu -algebras is discovered to be classifiable. The application of these results to dynamical systems has been established. This book introduces the recent development of the theory of the classification of amenable C Oeu -algebras OCo the first such attempt. The first three chapters present the basics of the theory of C Oeu -algebras which are particularly important to the theory of the classification of amenable C Oeu -algebras. Chapter 4 otters the classification of the so-called AT -algebras of real rank zero. The first four chapters are self-contained, and can serve as a text for a graduate course on C Oeu -algebras. The last two chapters contain more advanced material. In particular, they deal with the classification theorem for simple AH -algebras with real rank zero, the work of Elliott and Gong. The book contains many new proofs and some original results related to the classification of amenable C Oeu -algebras. Besides being as an introduction to the theory of the classification of amenable C Oeu -algebras, it is a comprehensive reference for those more familiar with the subject. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1.1: Banach algebras (260 KB). Chapter 1.2: C*-algebras (210 KB). Chapter 1.3: Commutative C*-algebras (212 KB). Chapter 1.4: Positive cones (207 KB). Chapter 1.5: Approximate identities, hereditary C*-subalgebras and quotients (230 KB). Chapter 1.6: Positive linear functionals and a Gelfand-Naimark theorem (235 KB). Chapter 1.7: Von Neumann algebras (234 KB). Chapter 1.8: Enveloping von Neumann algebras and the spectral theorem (217 KB). Chapter 1.9: Examples of C*-algebras (270 KB). Chapter 1.10: Inductive limits of C*-algebras (252 KB). Chapter 1.11: Exercises (220 KB). Chapter 1.12: Addenda (168 KB). Contents: The Basics of C Oeu -Algebras; Amenable C Oeu -Algebras and K -Theory; AF- Algebras and Ranks of C Oeu -Algebras; Classification of Simple AT -Algebras; C Oeu -Algebra Extensions; Classification of Simple Amenable C Oeu -Algebras. Readership: Researchers and graduate students in operator algebras."

Operator Theory Operator Algebras and Applications

Author: M. Amélia Bastos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783034808163
Release Date: 2014-05-23
Genre: Mathematics

This book consists of research papers that cover the scientific areas of the International Workshop on Operator Theory, Operator Algebras and Applications, held in Lisbon in September 2012. The volume particularly focuses on (i) operator theory and harmonic analysis (singular integral operators with shifts; pseudodifferential operators, factorization of almost periodic matrix functions; inequalities; Cauchy type integrals; maximal and singular operators on generalized Orlicz-Morrey spaces; the Riesz potential operator; modification of Hadamard fractional integro-differentiation), (ii) operator algebras (invertibility in groupoid C*-algebras; inner endomorphisms of some semi group, crossed products; C*-algebras generated by mappings which have finite orbits; Folner sequences in operator algebras; arithmetic aspect of C*_r SL(2); C*-algebras of singular integral operators; algebras of operator sequences) and (iii) mathematical physics (operator approach to diffraction from polygonal-conical screens; Poisson geometry of difference Lax operators).

Theory of Operator Algebras II

Author: Masamichi Takesaki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 354042914X
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Mathematics

Together with Theory of Operator Algebras I and III, this book presents the theory of von Neumann algebras and non-commutative integration focusing on the group of automorphisms and the structure analysis. From the reviews: "These books can be warmly recommended to every graduate student who wants to become acquainted with this exciting branch of mathematics. Furthermore, they should be on the bookshelf of every researcher of the area." --ACTA SCIENTIARUM MATHEMATICARUM

Banach Algebra Techniques in Operator Theory

Author: Ronald G. Douglas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461216568
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

A discussion of certain advanced topics in operator theory, providing the necessary background while assuming only standard senior-first year graduate courses in general topology, measure theory, and algebra. Each chapter ends with source notes which suggest additional reading along with comments on who proved what and when, followed by a large number of problems of varying difficulty. This new edition will appeal to a whole new generation of students seeking an introduction to this topic.

Algebraic Methods in Operator Theory

Author: Raul E. Curto
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461202554
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Mathematics

The theory of operators stands at the intersection of the frontiers of modern analysis and its classical counterparts; of algebra and quantum mechanics; of spectral theory and partial differential equations; of the modern global approach to topology and geometry; of representation theory and harmonic analysis; and of dynamical systems and mathematical physics. The present collection of papers represents contributions to a conference, and they have been carefully selected with a view to bridging different but related areas of mathematics which have only recently displayed an unexpected network of interconnections, as well as new and exciting cross-fertilizations. Our unify ing theme is the algebraic view and approach to the study of operators and their applications. The complementarity between the diversity of topics on the one hand and the unity of ideas on the other has been stressed. Some of the longer contributions represent material from lectures (in expanded form and with proofs for the most part). However, the shorter papers, as well as the longer ones, are an integral part of the picture; they have all been carefully refereed and revised with a view to a unity of purpose, timeliness, readability, and broad appeal. Raul Curto and Paile E. T.

A Short Course on Spectral Theory

Author: William Arveson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387215181
Release Date: 2006-04-18
Genre: Mathematics

This book presents the basic tools of modern analysis within the context of the fundamental problem of operator theory: to calculate spectra of specific operators on infinite dimensional spaces, especially operators on Hilbert spaces. The tools are diverse, and they provide the basis for more refined methods that allow one to approach problems that go well beyond the computation of spectra: the mathematical foundations of quantum physics, noncommutative K-theory, and the classification of simple C*-algebras being three areas of current research activity which require mastery of the material presented here.