Translation operators on group von Neumann algebras and Banach algebras related to locally compact groups

  • Author / Creator
    Cheng, Yin-Hei
  • Let $G$ be a locally compact group, $G^$ be the set of all extreme points of the set of normalized continuous positive definite functions of $G$ and $a(G)$ be the closed subalgebra generated by $G^$ in $B(G)$. When $G$ is abelian, $G^$ is the set of dirac measures of the dual group of $G$. The general properties of $G^$ are investigated in this thesis. We study the properties of $a(G)$, particularly on its spectrum. We also define translation operators on $VN(G)$ via $G^$ and investigate the problem of the existence of translation means on $VN(G)$ which are not topological invariant. Lastly, we define reflexivity of subgroups of $G$ by using $G^$, and show that a subgroup $H$ is reflexive if and only if $G$ had $H$-separation property. If $G$ is abelian, there is correspondence between closed subgroups of $G$ and closed subgroups of the dual group $\hat{G}$. We generalize this result to the class of groups having separation property.

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    Fall 2010
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    Doctor of Philosophy
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    University of Alberta
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    • Dai, Feng (Mathematics and Statistical Sciences)
    • Derighetti, Antoine (Institut de Mathématiques, Université de Lausanne)
    • Runde, Volker (Mathematics and Statistical Sciences)
    • Al-Hussein, Mohamed (Construction Engineering and Management)
    • Troitsky, Vladimir G. (Mathematics and Statistical Sciences)