Norms and CB norms of Jordan elementary operators

Research paper by Richard M. Timoney

Indexed on: 07 Aug '03Published on: 07 Aug '03Published in: Mathematics - Operator Algebras


We establish lower bounds for norms and CB-norms of elementary operators on B(H). Our main result concerns the operator Tx = axb + bxa and we show its norm is at least the product of the norms of a and b, proving a conjecture of M. Mathieu. We also establish some other results and formulae for the CB norm and norm of such T for special cases.