## Abstract

We consider a properly converging sequence of non-characters in the dual space of a thread-like group G(N)(N >= 3) and investigate the limit set and the strength with which the sequence converges to each of its limits. We show that, if ( pi(k)) is a properly convergent sequence of non-characters in (G) over cap (N), then there is a trade-off between the number of limits sigma which are not characters, their degrees, and the strength of convergence is to each of these limits ( Theorem 3.2). This enables us to describe various possibilities for maximal limit sets consisting entirely of non-characters ( Theorem 4.6). In Sect. 5, we show that if (pi(k)) is a properly converging sequence of non-characters in (G) over cap (N) and if the limit set contains a character then the intersection of the set of characters ( which is homeomorphic to R-2) with the limit set has at most two components. In the case of two components, each is a half-plane. In Theorem 7.7, we show that if a sequence has a character as a cluster point then, by passing to a properly convergent subsequence and then a further subsequence, it is possible to find a real null sequence (c(k)) ( with ck not equal 0) such that, for a in the Pedersen ideal of C*(G(N)), lim(k ->infinity) c(k)Tr(pi(k)(a)) exists (not identically zero) and is given by a sum of integrals over R-2.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 245-282 |

Number of pages | 38 |

Journal | Mathematische Zeitschrift |

Volume | 255 |

Issue number | 2 |

Early online date | 11 Jul 2006 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Feb 2007 |

## Keywords

- primary 22D10
- primary 22D25
- primary 22E27
- secondary 46L30
- secondary 43A40
- C-asterisk-algebras
- locally compact-groups
- irreducible representations
- lower multiplicity
- bounded trace
- topology