# Journal of Operator Theory

Volume 65, Issue 2, Spring 2011 pp. 241-253.

The gap between unbounded regular operators**Authors**: Kamran Sharifi

**Author institution:**Department of Mathematics, Shahrood University of Technology, P. O. Box 3619995161-316, Shahrood, Iran

**Summary:**We study and compare the gap and the Riesz topologies of the space of all unbounded regular operators on Hilbert $C^*$-modules. We show that the space of all bounded adjointable operators on Hilbert $C^*$-modules is an open dense subset of the space of all unbounded regular operators with respect to the gap topology. The restriction of the gap topology on the space of all bounded adjointable operators is equivalent to the topology which is generated by the usual operator norm. The space of regular selfadjoint Fredholm operators on Hilbert $C^*$-modules over the $C^*$-algebra of compact operators is path-connected with respect to the gap topology, however, the result may not be true for some Hilbert $C^*$-modules.

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