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The Brauer group of a compact Hausdorff space and $n$-homogeneous $C^{\ast }$-algebras

Author: Roger Howe
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 34 (1972), 209-214
MSC: Primary 46L05
MathSciNet review: 0305088
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Abstract: The structure of all n-homogeneous ${C^\ast }$-algebras with a given compact Hausdorff space X as maximal ideal space is looked at from a cohomological standpoint. Such algebras are matrix algebra bundles over X, and by means of fibrewise tensor products, a group, $B(X)$, analogous to the Brauer group of field theory, is constructed. A partial cohomological description of this group is given. Projective representations of finite groups are used to provide examples where $B(X)$ is precisely computable and non-trivial.

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Keywords: <I>n</I>-homogeneous <IMG WIDTH="31" HEIGHT="21" ALIGN="BOTTOM" BORDER="0" SRC="images/img1.gif" ALT="${C^\ast }$">-algebra, Brauer group, compact Hausdorff space
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