OPERATOR VERSION OF A THEOREM OF KOLMOGOROV
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Let be a (separable) Hausdorff space and let K be a continuous nonnegative-definite kernel (covariance) from to C. The well known theorem of Kolmogorov states that in the case is the set of integers there is a continuous mapping (stochastic process) x(.) from into a (separable) Hilbert space K such that K(s, t) = (x(s), x(t)). The theorem is also known for any separable Hausdorff space. The purpose of this paper is to replace the complex numbers C by the algebra B (,)of bounded linear operators from a space into itself. The factorization is then K(t, s) = X(t)*X(s) with X a continuous map from to B(, K) for a suitable Hilbert K. space If is separable we may take K=. 1975 Pacific Journal of Mathematics.