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Title: Discontinuity of the Fuglede-Kadison determinant on a group von Neumann algebra (English)
Author: Küter, Benjamin
Language: English
Journal: Communications in Mathematics
ISSN: 1804-1388
Volume: 22
Issue: 2
Year: 2014
Pages: 141-149
Summary lang: English
Category: math
Summary: We show that in contrast to the case of the operator norm topology on the set of regular operators, the Fuglede-Kadison determinant is not continuous on isomorphisms in the group von Neumann algebra $\mathcal {N}(\mathbb {Z})$ with respect to the strong operator topology. Moreover, in the weak operator topology the determinant is not even continuous on isomorphisms given by multiplication with elements of $\mathbb {Z}[\mathbb {Z}]$. Finally, we define $T\in \mathcal {N}(\mathbb {Z})$ such that for each $\lambda \in \mathbb {R}$ the operator $T+\lambda \cdot {\mathrm{id}} _{l^{2}(\mathbb {Z})}$ is a self-adjoint weak isomorphism of determinant class but $\lim _{\lambda \to 0}\det (T+\lambda \cdot {\mathrm{id}} _{l^{2}(\mathbb {Z})})\neq \det (T)$. (English)
Keyword: Fuglede-Kadison determinant
Keyword: group von Neumann algebra
MSC: 47C15
idZBL: Zbl 06410231
idMR: MR3303135
Date available: 2015-01-27T09:37:37Z
Last updated: 2020-01-05
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