An order theoretic characterization of spin factors

Lemmens, Bas and Roelands, Mark and Van Imhoff, Hent (2017) An order theoretic characterization of spin factors. The Quarterly Journal of Mathematics, 68 (3). pp. 1001-1017. ISSN 0033-5606. (doi: (Full text available)


The famous Koecher-Vinberg theorem characterizes the Euclidean Jordan algebras among the finite dimensional order unit spaces as the ones that have a symmetric cone. Recently Walsh gave an alternative characterization of the Euclidean Jordan algebras. He showed that the Euclidean Jordan algebras correspond to the finite dimensional order unit spaces (V,C,u) for which there exists a bijective map g:C?C with the property that g is antihomogeneous, i.e., g(?x)=(1/?)g(x) for all ?>0 and x?C, and g is an order-antimorphism, i.e., x?y if and only if g(y)?g(x). In this paper we make a first step towards extending this order theoretic characterization to infinite dimensional JB-algebras. We show that if (V,C,u) is a complete order unit space with a strictly convex cone and dimV?3, then there exists a bijective antihomogeneous order-antimorphism g:C?C if and only if (V,C,u) is a spin factor.

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Subjects: Q Science
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA299 Analysis, Calculus
Divisions: Central Services > Information Services
Central Services > Universities at Medway
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Depositing User: Bas Lemmens
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2016 08:37 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2018 00:00 UTC
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