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The structure of triple homomorphisms onto prime algebras

  • CHENG–KAI LIU (a1)

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Triple homomorphisms on C*-algebras and JB*-triples have been studied in the literature. From the viewpoint of associative algebras, we characterise the structure of triple homomorphisms from an arbitrary ⋆-algebra onto a prime *-algebra. As an application, we prove that every triple homomorphism from a Banach ⋆-algebra onto a prime semisimple idempotent Banach *-algebra is continuous. The analogous results for prime C*-algebras and standard operator *-algebras on Hilbert spaces are also described.

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The structure of triple homomorphisms onto prime algebras

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