Irreducible Operators and Semigroups on Banach Lattices

  • Author / Creator
    Gao, Niushan
  • In this thesis, I study irreducibility on Banach lattices. First, I study irreducible positive operators on Banach lattices. I develop a uniform approach to several comparison theorems of positive operators. I also use a comparison theorem to show that if one of the two semi-commuting positive operators is compact then their commutator is quasinilpotent. Second, I study irreducible semigroups of positive operators on arbitrary Banach lattices. An extension of Perron-Frobenius theory is established and applied to improve some classical results. Third, I study compact positive operators K with irreducible super right or left commutants (which are always semigroups). I prove that every operator semi-commuting with K commutes with K. I also prove that the restriction of K to its peripheral spectral subspace is a permutation.

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  • Graduation date
    Fall 2013
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    Doctor of Philosophy
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