# Uniqueness of complete norms for quotients of Banach function algebras

Studia Mathematica (1993)

- Volume: 106, Issue: 3, page 289-302
- ISSN: 0039-3223

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topBade, W., and Dales, H.. "Uniqueness of complete norms for quotients of Banach function algebras." Studia Mathematica 106.3 (1993): 289-302. <http://eudml.org/doc/216018>.

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abstract = {We prove that every quotient algebra of a unital Banach function algebra A has a unique complete norm if A is a Ditkin algebra. The theorem applies, for example, to the algebra A (Γ) of Fourier transforms of the group algebra $L^1(G)$ of a locally compact abelian group (with identity adjoined if Γ is not compact). In such algebras non-semisimple quotients $A(Γ)/\overline\{J(E)\}$ arise from closed subsets E of Γ which are sets of non-synthesis. Examples are given to show that the condition of Ditkin cannot be relaxed. We construct a variety of mutually non-equivalent norms for quotients of the Mirkil algebra M, which fails Ditkin’s condition at only one point of $Φ_M$.},

author = {Bade, W., Dales, H.},

journal = {Studia Mathematica},

keywords = {quotient algebra of a unital Banach function algebra; unique complete norm; Ditkin algebra; Fourier transforms of the group algebra; sets of non-synthesis; quotients of the Mirkil algebra; Ditkin's condition},

language = {eng},

number = {3},

pages = {289-302},

title = {Uniqueness of complete norms for quotients of Banach function algebras},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/216018},

volume = {106},

year = {1993},

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TY - JOUR

AU - Bade, W.

AU - Dales, H.

TI - Uniqueness of complete norms for quotients of Banach function algebras

JO - Studia Mathematica

PY - 1993

VL - 106

IS - 3

SP - 289

EP - 302

AB - We prove that every quotient algebra of a unital Banach function algebra A has a unique complete norm if A is a Ditkin algebra. The theorem applies, for example, to the algebra A (Γ) of Fourier transforms of the group algebra $L^1(G)$ of a locally compact abelian group (with identity adjoined if Γ is not compact). In such algebras non-semisimple quotients $A(Γ)/\overline{J(E)}$ arise from closed subsets E of Γ which are sets of non-synthesis. Examples are given to show that the condition of Ditkin cannot be relaxed. We construct a variety of mutually non-equivalent norms for quotients of the Mirkil algebra M, which fails Ditkin’s condition at only one point of $Φ_M$.

LA - eng

KW - quotient algebra of a unital Banach function algebra; unique complete norm; Ditkin algebra; Fourier transforms of the group algebra; sets of non-synthesis; quotients of the Mirkil algebra; Ditkin's condition

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ER -

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