Published online by Cambridge University Press: 15 January 2010
For C*-algebras A1, A2 the map (I1, I2) → ker(qI1 ⊗ qI2) from Id′(A1) × Id′(A2) into Id′(A1 ⊗minA2) is a homeomorphism onto its image which is dense in the range. Here, for a C*-algebra A, the space of all proper closed two sided ideals endowed with an adequate topology is denoted Id′(A) and qI is the quotient map of A onto A/I. This result is used to show that any continuous function on Prim(A1) × Prim(A2) with values into a T1 topological space can be extended to Prim(A1 ⊗minA2). This enlarges the scope of [7, corollary 3·5] that dealt only with scalar valued functions. A new proof for a result of Archbold  about the space of minimal primal ideals of A1 ⊗minA2 is obtained also by using the homeomorphism mentioned above. New proofs of the equivalence of the property (F) of Tomiyama for A1 ⊗minA2 with certain other properties are presented.
Full text views reflects PDF downloads, PDFs sent to Google Drive, Dropbox and Kindle and HTML full text views.