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Multiplicative linear functionals on convolution algebras

Author: Paul Aizley
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 28 (1971), 65-66
MSC: Primary 20.90
MathSciNet review: 0271248
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Abstract: It is shown that semicharacters on the semigroup $ S$ lead in a natural way to multiplicative linear functionals on $ l(S)$, the convolution algebra of all complex valued functions on $ S$. A theorem of D. H. Lehmer and a theorem of M. Tainiter follow as special cases.

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Keywords: Semigroup, semicharacter, idempotents, associates, convolution algebra, multiplicative linear functional
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