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A note on idempotents in finite AW*-factors


Author: Gabriel Nagy
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 130 (2002), 1065-1071
MSC (1991): Primary 46L10; Secondary 46L30
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-01-06315-8
Published electronically: October 5, 2001
MathSciNet review: 1873780
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Abstract: We prove that the value of the quasi-trace on an idempotent element in an AW*-factor of type $\text{II}_1$ is the same as the dimension of its left (or right) support.


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Gabriel Nagy
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506
Email: nagy@math.ksu.edu

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-01-06315-8
Keywords: AW*-algebra, quasi-trace, idempotent, projection, dimension function
Received by editor(s): October 4, 2000
Published electronically: October 5, 2001
Additional Notes: This work was partially supported by NSF grant DMS 9706858
Communicated by: David R. Larson
Article copyright: © Copyright 2001 American Mathematical Society

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