It is shown that if a C*-algebra A contains a semi-scattered C*-algebra B such that the pure states of B and the zero functional extend uniquely to A, and the canonical mapping (B) over cap --> (A) over cap is injective, then there exists a (unique) projection of norm one R : A --> B. In certain circumstances, the conditional expectation R can be effected by a unitary averaging process using unitary elements in the centre of the multiplier algebra M(B).
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|