Ando’s theorem for nonnegative forms

Ando’s theorem for nonnegative forms In this paper, we present a generalization of Ando’s theorem for nonnegative forms. He proved that the infimum of two positive operators A and B exists in the positive cone if and only if the generalized shorts [B]A and [A]B are comparable (see Ando et al. in Problem of infimum in the positive cone, analytic and geometric inequalities and applications, Math. Appl. 478, pp 1–12, 1999). That is, [A]B ≤ [B]A or [B]A ≤ [A]B. Using the concept of the parallel sum of nonnegative forms, Hassi, Sebestyén and de Snoo investigated the decomposability of a nonnegative form $${\mathfrak{t}}$$ into an almost dominated and a singular part with respect to a nonnegative form $${\mathfrak{w}}$$ (see Hassi et al. in J. Funct. Anal. 257(12), 3858–3894, 2009). Applying their results, we formulate a necessary and sufficient condition for the existence of the infimum of two nonnegative forms. Positivity Springer Journals

Ando’s theorem for nonnegative forms

Positivity , Volume 16 (4) – Jun 21, 2011

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Mathematics; Potential Theory; Operator Theory; Fourier Analysis; Econometrics; Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization
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