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An operator algebraic proof of Agler's factorization theorem


Authors: Sneh Lata, Meghna Mittal and Vern I. Paulsen
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 137 (2009), 3741-3748
MSC (2000): Primary 46L07; Secondary 47L25
Published electronically: May 27, 2009
MathSciNet review: 2529882
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Abstract: We give a short direct proof of Agler's factorization theorem that uses the Blecher-Ruan-Sinclair characterization of operator algebras. The key ingredient of this proof is an operator algebra factorization theorem. Our proof provides some additional information about these factorizations in the case of polynomials.


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Sneh Lata
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3476
Email: snehlata@math.uh.edu

Meghna Mittal
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3476
Email: mittal@math.uh.edu

Vern I. Paulsen
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas 77204-3476
Email: vern@math.uh.edu

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-09-09928-6
PII: S 0002-9939(09)09928-6
Received by editor(s): July 9, 2008
Received by editor(s) in revised form: February 16, 2009
Published electronically: May 27, 2009
Additional Notes: This research was supported in part by NSF grant DMS-0600191.
Communicated by: Marius Junge
Article copyright: © Copyright 2009 American Mathematical Society
The copyright for this article reverts to public domain 28 years after publication.