CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics 1981; 80 pp; softcover Number: 46 Reprint/Revision History: reprinted 1996 ISBN10: 0821816977 ISBN13: 9780821816974 List Price: US$20 Member Price: US$16 All Individuals: US$16 Order Code: CBMS/46
 This book is largely devoted to the most elementary algebras and \(C^*\)algebras, namely those which are direct limits of complex semisimple algebras. Readership Table of Contents  Notations
 Nonintegral dimensions and indices in analysis and geometry
 Locally semisimple algebras and their Bratteli diagrams
 The characterization of the dimension groups
 Affine representations of simple dimension groups
 Finite difference equations and continued fractions
 Stationary systems, algebraic number theory, and Williams' problem
 Scales and dimensions for locally semisimple algebras
 The \(K_0\) theory of \(C^*\)algebras
 An application of the Bott Periodicity Theorem
 Further developments and problems
 References
 Index
