By Gunnar E. Carlsson, Ralph L. Cohen, Wu-Chung Hsiang, John D.S. Jones

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Let A, B be *-algebras. , which satisﬁes φ(A∗ ) = φ(A)∗ (A ∈ A). The deﬁnition of a *-homomorphism or a *-antihomomorphism is analogous. In addition to the above, in Chapter 2 we use the following notation and deﬁnitions. The ideal of all trace-class operators in B(H) is denoted by C1 (H) and tr stands for the usual trace functional on it. The set of all positive elements in C1 (H) which we call density operators is denoted by C1+ (H). , the ones with trace 1 are called (normal) states and they form the set S(H).

Therefore, φ preserves the partial isometries in both directions. 13]). As the image of a unitary operator under φ is a partial isometry, we infer that φ(A) ≤ 1. It is obvious that φ is contractive. Since φ−1 has the same properties as φ, it follows that φ is in fact an isometry of B(H). 9. In fact, they are of one of the forms appearing in the formulation of our theorem. Now we turn to the proof of the last result of the section. 4. The minimal left ideals of B(H) are precisely the sets {x ⊗ y : x ∈ H} for nonzero y ∈ H.

1. Theorem], these points are exactly those partial isometries W ∈ B for which we have (I − W ∗ W )B(I − W W ∗ ) = {0}. 6. Proposition]). So, for example, let I − W ∗ W I − W W ∗ . Then there ∗ is a partial isometry V ∈ A such that I − W W = V ∗ V and V V ∗ is a subprojection of I − W W ∗ . 1) we have (V ∗ V )(V ∗ )(V V ∗ ) = 0. But V is a partial isometry and hence V V ∗ V = V . Consequently, we obtain that 0 = (V ∗ V )(V ∗ V V ∗ ) = V ∗ V V ∗ = V ∗ which implies V = 0. This gives us that W is an isometry.