A note on derivations of banach algebras

  • Kim, Gwang-Hui (Department of Mathematics, University of Kangnam, Suwan, 449-702)
  • Published : 1995.08.01

Abstract

In 1955 Singer and Wermer [12] proved that every bounded derivation on a commutative Banach algebra maps into its radical. They conjectured that the continuity of the derivation in their theorm can be removed. In 1988 Thomas [13] proved their conjecture ; Every derivation on a commutative Banach algebra maps into its radical. For noncommutative versions, in 1984 B. Yood [15] proved that the continuous derivations on Banach algebras satisfing [D(a),b] $\in$ Rad(A) for all a, b $\in$ A have the radical range, where [a,b] will be denote the commutator ab-ba. In 1990 M.Bresar and J.Vukman [1] have generlized Yood's result, that is, the continuous linear Jordan derivation on Banach algebra that satisfies [D(a),a] $\in$ Rad(A) for all a $\in$ A has the radical range. In next year Mathieu and Murphy [5] proved that every bounded centralizing derivation on Banach algebras has its image in the radical. Mathieu and Runde [6] removed the boundedness of that.