MA 64600, Fall 2006
Credit Hours: 3.00. Banach algebras, Gelfand theory, the commutative Gelfand-Naimark theorem and applications to normal operators, C*-algebras and representations, the noncommutative Gelfand-Naimark theorem, von Neumann algebras, and Murray-von Neumann equivalence. Some operator theory or other topics may be included as time permits. Prerequisite: MA 54600. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.