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Integral decomposition of functionals on $C^{\ast }$-algebras

Author: Herbert Halpern
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 168 (1972), 371-385
MSC: Primary 46L05
MathSciNet review: 0296710
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Abstract: The spectrum of the center of the weak closure of a ${C^ \ast }$-algebra with identity on a Hilbert space is mapped into a set of quasi-equivalence classes of representations of the ${C^ \ast }$-algebra so that every positive $\sigma$-weakly continuous functional on the algebra can be written in a central decomposition as an integral over the spectrum of a field of states whose canonical representations are members of the respective quasi-equivalence classes except for a nowhere dense set. Various questions relating to disjointness of classes, factor classes, and uniformly continuous functionals are studied.

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Keywords: <!– MATH ${C^ \ast }$ –> <IMG WIDTH="31" HEIGHT="21" ALIGN="BOTTOM" BORDER="0" SRC="images/img10.gif" ALT="${C^ \ast }$">-algebras, von Neumann algebras, positive functionals, representations, quasi-equivalence classes of representations, decomposition theory
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