**Translations of Mathematical Monographs**

2005;
202 pp;
Hardcover

MSC: Primary 46;
**Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-3810-5
Product Code: MMONO/226**

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# Hilbert $C^{*}$-Modules

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*V. M. Manuilov; E. V. Troitsky*

Based on lectures delivered by the authors at Moscow State University, this
volume presents a detailed introduction to the theory of Hilbert
\(C^*\)-modules.

Hilbert \(C^*\)-modules provide a natural generalization of Hilbert
spaces arising when the field of scalars \(\mathbf{C}\) is replaced by
an arbitrary \(C^*\)-algebra. The general theory of Hilbert
\(C^*\)-modules appeared more than 30 years ago in the pioneering papers
of W. Paschke and M. Rieffel and has proved to be a powerful tool in operator
algebras theory, index theory of elliptic operators, \(K\)- and
\(KK\)-theory, and in noncommutative geometry as a whole. Alongside
these applications, the theory of Hilbert \(C^*\)-modules is interesting
on its own.

In this book, the authors explain in detail the basic notions and results of
the theory, and provide a number of important examples. Some results related to
the authors' research interests are also included. A large part of the book is
devoted to structural results (self-duality, reflexivity) and to nonadjointable
operators.

Most of the book can be read with only a basic knowledge of
functional analysis; however, some experience in the theory of
operator algebras makes reading easier.

#### Readership

Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in functional analysis and operator algebras.