An Introduction to the Classification of Amenable C*-algebras
By: Huaxin Lin (author)Hardback
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The theory and applications of C*-algebras are related to fields ranging from operator theory, group representations and quantum mechanics, to non-commutative geometry and dynamical systems. By Gelfand transformation, the theory of C*-algebras is also regarded as non-commutative topology. About a decade ago, George A. Elliott initiated the program of classification of C*-algebras (up to isomorphism) by their K-theoretical data. It started with the classification of AT-algebras with real rank zero. Since then great efforts have been made to classify amenable C*-algebras, a class of C*-algebras that arises most naturally. For example, a large class of simple amenable C*-algebras is discovered to be classifiable. The application of these results to dynamical systems has been established.This book introduces the recent development of the theory of the classification of amenable C*-algebras - the first such attempt. The first three chapters present the basics of the theory of C*-algebras which are particularly important to the theory of the classification of amenable C*-algebras. Chapter 4 otters the classification of the so-called AT-algebras of real rank zero.
The first four chapters are self-contained, and can serve as a text for a graduate course on C*-algebras. The last two chapters contain more advanced material. In particular, they deal with the classification theorem for simple AH-algebras with real rank zero, the work of Elliott and Gong. The book contains many new proofs and some original results related to the classification of amenable C*-algebras. Besides being as an introduction to the theory of the classification of amenable C*-algebras, it is a comprehensive reference for those more familiar with the subject.
The basics of C*-algebras; amenable C*-algebras and K-theory; AF-algebras and ranks of C*-algebras; classification of simple AT-algebras; C*-algebra extensions; classification of simple amenable C*-algebras.
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