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Factorisation in nest algebras. II

Authors: M. Anoussis and E. G. Katsoulis
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 350 (1998), 165-183
MSC (1991): Primary 47D25
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-98-02057-1
MathSciNet review: 1451593
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Abstract: The main result of this paper is Theorem 5, which provides a necessary and sufficient condition on a positive operator for the existence of an operator in the nest algebra of a nest satisfying (resp. . In Section 3 we give a new proof of a result of Power concerning outer factorisation of operators. We also show that a positive operator has the property that there exists for every nest an operator in satisfying (resp. ) if and only if is a Fredholm operator. In Section 4 we show that for a given operator in there exists an operator in satisfying if and only if the range of is equal to the range of some operator in . We also determine the algebraic structure of the set of ranges of operators in . Let be the set of positive operators for which there exists an operator in satisfying . In Section 5 we obtain information about this set. In particular we discuss the following question: Assume and are positive operators such that and belongs to . Which further conditions permit us to conclude that belongs to ?

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