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K-Theory for Operator Algebras

K-Theory for Operator Algebras

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  • Date Published: December 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521635325

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  • K-theory has helped convert the theory of operator algebras from a simple branch of functional analysis to a subject with broad applicability throughout mathematics, especially in geometry and topology, and many mathematicians of diverse backgrounds must learn the essential parts of the theory. This book is the only comprehensive treatment of K-theory for operator algebras, and is intended to help students, non-specialists, and specialists learn the subject. This book develops K-theory, the theory of extensions, and Kasparov's bivariant KK-theory for C*-algebras. Special topics covered include the theory of AF algebras, axiomatic K-theory, the Universal Coefficient Theorem, and E-theory. Although the book is technically complete, motivation and intuition are emphasized. Many examples and applications are discussed. This first paperback printing has been revised and expanded and contains an updated reference list.

    • Only comprehensive treatment of the subject
    • Emphasizes motivation and intuition
    • Many examples and applications
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    'The book is well written, with a great number of examples, exercises and problems that help one to understand the theory …'. European Maths Society Journal

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    • Date Published: December 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521635325
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 231 x 159 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to K-theory
    2. Preliminaries
    3. K-theory and order
    4. K1-theory and Bott periodicity
    5. K-theory of crossed products
    6. More preliminaries
    7. Theory of extensions
    8. Kasparov's KK-theory
    9. Further topics.

  • Author

    Bruce Blackadar, University of Nevada, Reno

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