This book is an elaboration of ideas of Irving Kaplansky introduced in his book Rings of operators ([52], [54]). The subject of Baer *-rings has its roots in von Neumann's theory of 'rings of operators' (now called von Neumann algebras), that is, *-algebras of operators on a Hilbert space, containing the identity op- ator, that are closed in the weak operator topology (hence also the name W*-algebra). Von Neumann algebras are blessed with an excess of structure-algebraic, geometric, topological-so much, that one can easily ...

Baer *-Rings 2013, Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K, Berlin

ISBN-13: 9783662312537


Baer *-Rings 2010, Springer, Berlin, Germany

ISBN-13: 9783540057512

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