### Abstract

Let A = C(X) ⊗ K(H), where X is a compact Hausdorff space and K(H) is the algebra of compact operators on a separable infinite-dimensional Hilbert space. Let AS be the algebra of strong*-continuous functions from X to K(H). Then AS/A is the inner corona algebra of A. We show that if X has no isolated points, then AS/A is an essential ideal of the corona algebra of A, and Prim(AS/A), the primitive ideal space of AS/A, is not weakly Lindelof. If X is also first countable, then there is a natural injection from the power set of X to the lattice of closed ideals of AS/A. If X = βℕ\ℕ and the continuum hypothesis (CH) is assumed, then the corona algebra of A is a proper subalgebra of the multiplier algebra of AS/A. Several of the results are obtained in the more general setting of C0(X)-algebras.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 299-318 |

Number of pages | 20 |

Journal | Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society |

Volume | 60 |

Issue number | 2 |

Early online date | 19 Sep 2016 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - May 2017 |

### Keywords

- C0(X)-algebra
- C*-algebra
- multiplier
- inner corona

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## Cite this

Archbold, R. J., & Somerset, D. W. B. (2017). The Inner Corona Algebra of a C0(X)-Algebra.

*Proceedings of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society*,*60*(2), 299-318. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0013091516000171