On algebras generated by inner derivations

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Shulman, Tatiana
Shulman, Victor
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We look for an effective description of the algebra D_{Lie}(X,B) of operators on a bimodule X over an algebra B, generated by inner derivations. It is shown that in some important examples D_{Lie}(X,B) consists of all elementary operators x\to \sum_i a_ixb_i satisfying the conditions $\sum_i a_ib_i = \sum_i b_ia_i = 0. The Banach algebraic versions of these results are also obtained and applied to the description of closed Lie ideals in some Banach algebras, and to the proof of a density theorem for Lie algebras of operators on Hilbert space.
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Mathematics - Operator Algebras, Mathematics - Functional Analysis, 47L70, 46H25
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