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Author: Richard V. Kadison
Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.
Release Date: 1998
This volume is the companion volume to Fundamentals of the Theory of Operator Algebras - Volume I: Elementary Theory. The goal of the text is to teach the subject and lead readers to where the literature - in the subject specifically and in its many applications - becomes accessible. The choice of material was made from among the fundamentals of what may be called the classical theory of operator algebras. This volume contains written solutions to the exercises in the Fundamentals of the Theory of Operator Algebras. Volume I: Elementary Theory.
A history professor experiences disturbing parallels between the furor over hiring decisions and an alleged case of sexual harassment on his own campus, and the harassment of an anarchist commune on south Puget Sound in 1902.
Author: David E. Evans
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1998
In the last 20 years, the study of operator algebras has developed from a branch of functional analysis to a central field of mathematics with applications in both pure mathematics and mathematical physics. The theory was initiated by von Neumann and Murray as a tool for studying group representations and as a framework for quantum mechanics, and has since kept in touch with its roots in physics as a framework for quantum statistical mechanics and the formalism of algebraic quantum field theory. However, in 1981, the study of operator algebras took a new turn with the introduction by Vaughn Jones of subfactor theory, leading to remarkable connections with knot theory, 3-manifolds, quantum groups, and integrable systems in statistical mechanics and conformal field theory. This book, one of the first in the area, looks at these combinatorial-algebraic developments from the perspective of operator algebras. With minimal prerequisites from classical theory, it brings the reader to the forefront of research.