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Norms on unitizations of Banach algebras

Authors: A. K. Gaur and Z. V. Kovářík
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 117 (1993), 111-113
MSC: Primary 46H05
MathSciNet review: 1104395
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Abstract: Equivalence of various norms on the unitization of a nonunital Banach algebra is established, with bounds ($ 1$ and $ 6\exp (1)$) uniform over the class of such algebras. A tighter bound, $ 3$, is obtained in $ {C^{\ast}}$-algebras for elements with Hermitian nonunital parts.

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Keywords: Banach algebra, unitization, equivalent norms, Hermitian element
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