Canad. Math. Bull. 40(1997), 129-132
Printed: Jun 1997
A new proof for the Gleason-Kahane-\.Zelazko theorem concerning the
characters of a Banach algebra is given. A theorem due to P\'olya and
Saxer is used instead of the Hadamard factorization theorem.
46H05 - General theory of topological algebras
32A15 - Entire functions