Several Complex Variables and Banach Algebras

Author: Herbert Alexander,John Wermer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387225862

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

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A development of some of the principal applications of function theory in several complex variables to Banach algebras. The authors do not presuppose any knowledge of several complex variables on the part of the reader, and all relevant material is developed within the text. Furthermore, the book deals with problems of uniform approximation on compact subsets of the space of n complex variables. This third edition contains new material on maximum modulus algebras and subharmonicity, the hull of a smooth curve, integral kernels, perturbations of the Stone-Weierstrass Theorem, boundaries of analytic varieties, polynomial hulls of sets over the circle, areas, and the topology of hulls. The authors have also included a new chapter commenting on history and recent developments, as well as an updated and expanded reading list.

Banach Algebras and Several Complex Variables

Author: John Wermer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475738781

Category: Mathematics

Page: 161

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During the past twenty years many connections have been found between the theory of analytic functions of one or more complex variables and the study of commutative Banach algebras. On the one hand, function theory has been used to answer algebraic questions such as the question of the existence of idempotents in a Banach algebra. On the other hand, concepts arising from the study of Banach algebras such as the maximal ideal space, the Silov boundary, Gleason parts, etc. have led to new questions and to new methods of proof in function theory. Roughly one third of this book isconcerned with developing some of the principal applications of function theory in several complex variables to Banach algebras. We presuppose no knowledge of severalcomplex variables on the part of the reader but develop the necessary material from scratch. The remainder of the book deals with problems of uniform approximation on compact subsets of the space of n complex variables. For n > I no complete theory exists but many important particular problems have been solved. Throughout, our aim has been to make the exposition elementary and self-contained. We have cheerfully sacrificed generality and completeness all along the way in order to make it easier to understand the main ideas.

Introduction to Banach Spaces and Algebras

Author: Graham R. Allan,Harold G. Dales

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199206538

Category: Banach algebras

Page: 371

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A graduate level text in functional analysis, with an emphasis on Banach algebras. Based on lectures given for Part III of the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos, the text will assume a familiarity with elementary real and complex analysis, and some acquaintance with metric spaces, analytic topology and normed spaces (but not theorems depending on Baire category, or any version of the Hahn-Banach theorem).

A Course in Commutative Banach Algebras

Author: Eberhard Kaniuth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387724761

Category: Mathematics

Page: 353

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Banach algebras are Banach spaces equipped with a continuous multipli- tion. In roughterms,there arethree types ofthem:algebrasofboundedlinear operators on Banach spaces with composition and the operator norm, al- bras consisting of bounded continuous functions on topological spaces with pointwise product and the uniform norm, and algebrasof integrable functions on locally compact groups with convolution as multiplication. These all play a key role in modern analysis. Much of operator theory is best approached from a Banach algebra point of view and many questions in complex analysis (such as approximation by polynomials or rational functions in speci?c - mains) are best understood within the framework of Banach algebras. Also, the study of a locally compact Abelian group is closely related to the study 1 of the group algebra L (G). There exist a rich literature and excellent texts on each single class of Banach algebras, notably on uniform algebras and on operator algebras. This work is intended as a textbook which provides a thorough introduction to the theory of commutative Banach algebras and stresses the applications to commutative harmonic analysis while also touching on uniform algebras. In this sense and purpose the book resembles Larsen’s classical text [75] which shares many themes and has been a valuable resource. However, for advanced graduate students and researchers I have covered several topics which have not been published in books before, including some journal articles.

Holomorphic Dynamical Systems

Lectures given at the C.I.M.E. Summer School held in Cetraro, Italy, July 7-12, 2008

Author: Nessim Sibony,Dierk Schleicher,Dinh Tien Cuong,Marco Brunella,Eric Bedford,Marco Abate

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642131700

Category: Mathematics

Page: 348

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The theory of holomorphic dynamical systems is a subject of increasing interest in mathematics, both for its challenging problems and for its connections with other branches of pure and applied mathematics. A holomorphic dynamical system is the datum of a complex variety and a holomorphic object (such as a self-map or a vector ?eld) acting on it. The study of a holomorphic dynamical system consists in describing the asymptotic behavior of the system, associating it with some invariant objects (easy to compute) which describe the dynamics and classify the possible holomorphic dynamical systems supported by a given manifold. The behavior of a holomorphic dynamical system is pretty much related to the geometry of the ambient manifold (for instance, - perbolic manifolds do no admit chaotic behavior, while projective manifolds have a variety of different chaotic pictures). The techniques used to tackle such pr- lems are of variouskinds: complexanalysis, methodsof real analysis, pluripotential theory, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, topology. To cover all the possible points of view of the subject in a unique occasion has become almost impossible, and the CIME session in Cetraro on Holomorphic Dynamical Systems was not an exception.

Analysis and Geometry in Several Complex Variables

Author: Shiferaw Berhanu,Nordine Mir,Emil J. Straube

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470422557

Category: Functions of several complex variables

Page: 184

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This volume contains the proceedings of the workshop on Analysis and Geometry in Several Complex Variables, held from January 4–8, 2015, at Texas A&M University at Qatar, Doha, Qatar. This volume covers many topics of current interest in several complex variables, CR geometry, and the related area of overdetermined systems of complex vector fields, as well as emerging trends in these areas. Papers feature original research on diverse topics such as the rigidity of CR mappings, normal forms in CR geometry, the d-bar Neumann operator, asymptotic expansion of the Bergman kernel, and hypoellipticity of complex vector fields. Also included are two survey articles on complex Brunn-Minkowski theory and the regularity of systems of complex vector fields and their associated Laplacians.

Analysis Now

Author: Gert K. Pedersen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461210070

Category: Mathematics

Page: 280

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Graduate students in mathematics, who want to travel light, will find this book invaluable; impatient young researchers in other fields will enjoy it as an instant reference to the highlights of modern analysis. Starting with general topology, it moves on to normed and seminormed linear spaces. From there it gives an introduction to the general theory of operators on Hilbert space, followed by a detailed exposition of the various forms the spectral theorem may take; from Gelfand theory, via spectral measures, to maximal commutative von Neumann algebras. The book concludes with two supplementary chapters: a concise account of unbounded operators and their spectral theory, and a complete course in measure and integration theory from an advanced point of view.

A Course in Functional Analysis

Author: John B. Conway

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475738285

Category: Mathematics

Page: 406

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Functional analysis has become a sufficiently large area of mathematics that it is possible to find two research mathematicians, both of whom call themselves functional analysts, who have great difficulty understanding the work of the other. The common thread is the existence of a linear space with a topology or two (or more). Here the paths diverge in the choice of how that topology is defined and in whether to study the geometry of the linear space, or the linear operators on the space, or both. In this book I have tried to follow the common thread rather than any special topic. I have included some topics that a few years ago might have been thought of as specialized but which impress me as interesting and basic. Near the end of this work I gave into my natural temptation and included some operator theory that, though basic for operator theory, might be considered specialized by some functional analysts.

An Introduction to Banach Space Theory

Author: Robert E. Megginson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461206030

Category: Mathematics

Page: 599

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Preparing students for further study of both the classical works and current research, this is an accessible text for students who have had a course in real and complex analysis and understand the basic properties of L p spaces. It is sprinkled liberally with examples, historical notes, citations, and original sources, and over 450 exercises provide practice in the use of the results developed in the text through supplementary examples and counterexamples.

Real and Functional Analysis

Author: Serge Lang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461208971

Category: Mathematics

Page: 580

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This book is meant as a text for a first-year graduate course in analysis. In a sense, it covers the same topics as elementary calculus but treats them in a manner suitable for people who will be using it in further mathematical investigations. The organization avoids long chains of logical interdependence, so that chapters are mostly independent. This allows a course to omit material from some chapters without compromising the exposition of material from later chapters.

A Short Course on Spectral Theory

Author: William Arveson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387215182

Category: Mathematics

Page: 142

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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.

Publicationes Mathematicae

Author: Kossuth Lajos Tudományegyetem. Matematikai Intézet,Tibor Szele,Otto Varga

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Bounded Analytic Functions

Author: John Garnett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387497633

Category: Mathematics

Page: 463

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This book is an account of the theory of Hardy spaces in one dimension, with emphasis on some of the exciting developments of the past two decades or so. The last seven of the ten chapters are devoted in the main to these recent developments. The motif of the theory of Hardy spaces is the interplay between real, complex, and abstract analysis. While paying proper attention to each of the three aspects, the author has underscored the effectiveness of the methods coming from real analysis, many of them developed as part of a program to extend the theory to Euclidean spaces, where the complex methods are not available.

Advanced Mathematical Analysis

Periodic Functions and Distributions, Complex Analysis, Laplace Transform and Applications

Author: R. Beals

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146849886X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 234

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Once upon a time students of mathematics and students of science or engineering took the same courses in mathematical analysis beyond calculus. Now it is common to separate" advanced mathematics for science and engi neering" from what might be called "advanced mathematical analysis for mathematicians." It seems to me both useful and timely to attempt a reconciliation. The separation between kinds of courses has unhealthy effects. Mathe matics students reverse the historical development of analysis, learning the unifying abstractions first and the examples later (if ever). Science students learn the examples as taught generations ago, missing modern insights. A choice between encountering Fourier series as a minor instance of the repre sentation theory of Banach algebras, and encountering Fourier series in isolation and developed in an ad hoc manner, is no choice at all. It is easy to recognize these problems, but less easy to counter the legiti mate pressures which have led to a separation. Modern mathematics has broadened our perspectives by abstraction and bold generalization, while developing techniques which can treat classical theories in a definitive way. On the other hand, the applier of mathematics has continued to need a variety of definite tools and has not had the time to acquire the broadest and most definitive grasp-to learn necessary and sufficient conditions when simple sufficient conditions will serve, or to learn the general framework encompass ing different examples.