By Lin H.

The idea and functions of C*-algebras are on the topic of fields starting from operator idea, workforce representations and quantum mechanics, to non-commutative geometry and dynamical structures. by means of Gelfand transformation, the speculation of C*-algebras is additionally considered as non-commutative topology. a few decade in the past, George A. Elliott initiated this system of category of C*-algebras (up to isomorphism) via their K-theoretical information. It begun with the type of AT-algebras with genuine rank 0. due to the fact then nice efforts were made to categorise amenable C*-algebras, a category of C*-algebras that arises so much evidently. for instance, a wide classification of straightforward amenable C*-algebras is found to be classifiable. the appliance of those effects to dynamical structures has been verified. This ebook introduces the hot improvement of the speculation of the type of amenable C*-algebras - the 1st such try out. the 1st 3 chapters current the fundamentals of the idea of C*-algebras that are quite very important to the idea of the type of amenable C*-algebras. bankruptcy four deals the category of the so-called AT-algebras of actual rank 0. the 1st 4 chapters are self-contained, and will function a textual content for a graduate path on C*-algebras. The final chapters include extra complicated fabric. particularly, they take care of the category theorem for easy AH-algebras with genuine rank 0, the paintings of Elliott and Gong. The e-book comprises many new proofs and a few unique effects on the topic of the class of amenable C*-algebras. in addition to offering an creation to the idea of the type of amenable C*-algebras, it's a entire reference for these extra accustomed to the topic.

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