Description

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.

Readership

First- and second-year graduate students.

Table of Contents

Elementary Spectral Theory. C*-Algebras and Hilbert Space Operators. Ideals and Positive Functionals. Von Neumann Algebras. Representations of C*-Algebras. Direct Limits and Tensor Products. K-Theory of C*-Algebras.

Details

No. of pages:
296
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1990
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780125113601
Electronic ISBN:
9780080924960

About the author

Gerald Murphy

Affiliations and Expertise

University College, Cork, Ireland