The Brauer group of a compact Hausdorff space and n n -homogeneous C C^{ast } -algebras Academic Article uri icon


  • The structure of all n-homogeneous C-algebras with a given compact Hausdorft space X as maximal ideal space is looked at from a cohomological standpoint. Such algebras are matrix algebra bundles over X, and by means of fibrewise tensor products, a group, B(X), analogous to the Brauer group of field theory, is constructed. A partial cohomological description of this group is given. Projective representations of finite groups are used to provide examples where B(X) is precisely computable and nontrivial. American Mathematical Society 1972.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society

author list (cited authors)

  • Howe, R.

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complete list of authors

  • Howe, Roger

publication date

  • January 1972