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Exel's Crossed Product And Relative Cuntz-Pimsner Algebras, Nathan Brownlowe, Iain Raeburn Jan 2006

Exel's Crossed Product And Relative Cuntz-Pimsner Algebras, Nathan Brownlowe, Iain Raeburn

Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences - Papers: Part A

We consider Exel's new construction of a crossed product of a $C^*$-algebra $A$ by an endomorphism $\alpha$. We prove that this crossed product is universal for an appropriate family of covariant representations, and we show that it can be realised as a relative Cuntz-Pimsner algbera. We describe a necessary and sufficient condition for the canonical map from $A$ into the crossed product to be injective, and present several examples to demonstrate the scope of this result. We also prove a gauge-invariant uniqueness theorem for the crossed product.