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Journal of Operator Theory

Volume 51, Issue 2, Spring 2004  pp. 281-301.

Normal contractive projections preserve type

Authors Cho-Ho Chu, (1) Matthew Neal (2) and Bernard Russo (3)
Author institution: (1) School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS, UK
(2) Department of Mathematics, Denison University, Granville, Ohio 43023, USA
(3) Department of Mathematics, University of California, Irvine, California 92697--3875, USA

Summary:  Given a ${\rm JBW}^*$-triple $Z$ and a normal contractive projection $P:Z\rightarrow Z$, we show that the (Murray-von Neumann) type of each summand of $P(Z)$ is dominated by the type of $Z$.

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