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- ItemContinuity of Drazin and generalized Drazin inversion in Banach algebras(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2013-03) Benjamin, Ronalda Abigail Marsha; Mouton, Sonja; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Science. Dept. of Mathematical Sciences.
Show more Please refer to full text to view abstract.Show more - ItemFredholm theory in ordered Banach algebras(Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03) Benjamin, Ronalda Abigail Marsha; Mouton, Sonja; Stellenbosch University. Faculty of Science. Dept. of Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics)
Show more ENGLISH ABSTRACT : Since its inception, Fredholm theory has become an important aspect of spectral theory. Among the spectra arising within Fredholm theory is the Weyl spectrum which has been intensively studied by several authors, both in the operator case and in the general situation of Banach algebras. The Weyl spectrum of a bounded linear operator T on a Banach space X is the set T K2K(X) s(T + K), where s(T) denotes the spectrum of T and K(X) the closed ideal of all compact operators on X. A recent result by E. A. Alekhno shows that, if “Banach space" is replaced by an arbitrary complex Banach lattice E, then the Weyl spectrum of T on E can be made more precise, and takes on the form T 0 K2K(E) s(T + K). By an ordered Banach algebra (OBA) we mean a complex unital Banach algebra A containing an algebra cone; that is, a subset C which contains the unit of A and is closed under addition, multiplication and positive scalar multiplication. As is well-known, the algebra of all bounded linear operators on a complex Banach lattice is an important example of an OBA. If A denotes an arbitrary OBA with algebra cone C, B a Banach algebra and T : A ! B a homomorphism with N(T) = fa 2 A : Ta = 0g indicating the null space of T, then the Weyl spectrum T c2N(T) s(a + c) of a 2 A is in general strictly contained in the set T c2C\N(T) s(a + c) — see Example 4.1.13. As a result of this, we investigate the latter set, which we shall refer to as the upperWeyl spectrum of a 2 A. In this work the concept of the upper Browder spectrum of a will also be introduced and results related to these spectra and the underlying sets of elements on which these spectra are defined will be given. This thesis aims to present initial steps taken in the effort of unifying the theory of positivity in OBAs with the general Fredholm theory in Banach algebras.Show more