Extension of derivations, and Connes-amenability of the enveloping dual Banach algebra

Choi, Yemon and Samei, Ebrahim and Stokke, Ross (2015) Extension of derivations, and Connes-amenability of the enveloping dual Banach algebra. Mathematica Scandinavica, 117 (2). pp. 258-303. ISSN 0025-5521

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Abstract

If $D:A \to X$ is a derivation from a Banach algebra to a contractive, Banach $A$-bimodule, then one can equip $X^{**}$ with an $A^{**}$-bimodule structure, such that the second transpose $D^{**}: A^{**} \to X^{**}$ is again a derivation. We prove an analogous extension result, where $A^{**}$ is replaced by $\F(A)$, the \emph{enveloping dual Banach algebra} of $A$, and $X^{**}$ by an appropriate kind of universal, enveloping, normal dual bimodule of $X$. Using this, we obtain some new characterizations of Connes-amenability of $\F(A)$. In particular we show that $\F(A)$ is Connes-amenable if and only if $A$ admits a so-called WAP-virtual diagonal. We show that when $A=L^1(G)$, existence of a WAP-virtual diagonal is equivalent to the existence of a virtual diagonal in the usual sense. Our approach does not involve invariant means for $G$.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Mathematica Scandinavica
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2600
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code: 73427
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2015 15:50
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2020 02:12
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/73427

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