AMENABILITY FOR REAL C*-ALGEBRAS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • AbstractIt is shown that the complexification of a positive linear map on a real C*-algebra need not be positive whereas the complexification of a completely positive linear map is completely positive. It is further shown that a real C*-algebra is amenable if and only if its complexification is amenable and that a completely positive linear map is amenable if and only if its complexification is. Finally, a real version of the Choi–Effros lifting theorem is established.

publication date

  • June 2008