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# Perforated Ordered $\K_0$-Groups

Published:2000-12-01
Printed: Dec 2000
• George A. Elliott
A simple $\C^*$-algebra is constructed for which the Murray-von Neumann equivalence classes of projections, with the usual addition---induced by addition of orthogonal projections---form the additive semi-group $$\{0,2,3,\dots\}.$$ (This is a particularly simple instance of the phenomenon of perforation of the ordered $\K_0$-group, which has long been known in the commutative case---for instance, in the case of the four-sphere---and was recently observed by the second author in the case of a simple $\C^*$-algebra.)
 MSC Classifications: 46L35 - Classifications of $C^*$-algebras 46L80 - $K$-theory and operator algebras (including cyclic theory) [See also 18F25, 19Kxx, 46M20, 55Rxx, 58J22]