# Math 123 Home page

## An Introduction to
C*-algebras

Meets: |
MWT 1:45 - 2:50 |

Instructor: |
Dana P. Williams |

Room: |
028 Haldeman |

Text: |
See Below |

General Description:
This course is meant to be a gentle introduction to the theory of
operator algebras. We will start with a review of spectral
theory
followed by the basics of C*-theory. After that, the content
will depend
on the participant's interests. (For a more formal course
announcement, click here.)

Text: It is
not necessary to buy a text for this course. We will losely
follow Gerard Murhy's C*-algebras
and Operator Theory,
and
this is a useful text to own if you are interested in the subject.
We will try to keep a copy of this text and other references
(mentioned in the course description document linked above) in the
graduate lounge in Kemeny Hall for everyone
in the course to use. You may also find sections
§§2-4 of my notes
on spectral theory useful.

Work load:
Please come see me
(305 Kemeny Hall) if you are uncertain about taking the course --
either due to your prepraration or the work load associated to the
course.

Homework:

- Assignment one: Due Friday, April 11th. (Click here for selected solutions.)
- Assignment two: Due Monday, April 21st. (Click here for selected solutions.)
- OPTIONAL assignment on nets: do not turn in. (Clcik here for selected solutions.)
- Assignment three: Due Friday, May 9th. (Click here for selected solutions.)
- Last Assignment: "Due" Wednesday, May 28th (this assignment is optional).