1. CJM 2009 (vol 62 pp. 646)
 Rupp, R.; Sasane, A.

Reducibility in A_{R}(K), C_{R}(K), and A(K)
Let $K$ denote a compact real symmetric subset of $\mathbb{C}$ and let
$A_{\mathbb R}(K)$ denote the real Banach algebra of all real
symmetric continuous functions on $K$ that are analytic in the
interior $K^\circ$ of $K$, endowed with the supremum norm. We
characterize all unimodular pairs $(f,g)$ in $A_{\mathbb R}(K)^2$
which are reducible.
In addition, for an arbitrary compact $K$ in $\mathbb C$, we give a
new proof (not relying on Banach algebra theory or elementary stable
rank techniques) of the fact that the Bass stable rank of $A(K)$ is
$1$.
Finally, we also characterize all compact real symmetric sets $K$ such
that $A_{\mathbb R}(K)$, respectively $C_{\mathbb R}(K)$, has Bass
stable rank $1$.
Keywords:real Banach algebras, Bass stable rank, topological stable rank, reducibility Categories:46J15, 19B10, 30H05, 93D15 

2. CJM 1997 (vol 49 pp. 840)
 Rodman, Leiba

NonHermitian solutions of algebraic Riccati equation
Nonhermitian solutions of algebraic matrix Riccati
equations (of the continuous and discrete types) are studied. Existence
is proved of nonhermitian solutions with given upper bounds of the
ranks of the skewhermitian parts, under the sign controllability
hypothesis.
Categories:15A99, 15A63, 93C60 
