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One of the most intensively studied noncommutative spaces is a class of algebras known as noncommutative tori. They provide a testing ground for many ideas and techniques of noncommutative geometry. g. S 1 / Ì Z associated to the automorphism of the circle by rotating by an angle 2 Â; as strict deformation quantization; as a twisted group algebra; or by generators and relations as we define them now. First, a connection with quantum mechanics. The so called canonical commutation relation of quantum mechanics pq qp D h 1 relates the position q and momentum p operators.

3. C/. 4. Let Â be an irrational number. AÂ / D C1, where Z denotes the center, and that any trace on AÂ is a multiple of the canonical trace . 5. Assume H is infinite dimensional. H / of bounded operators on H vanishes identically. H / of compact operators on H . 6. An element u in an involutive unital algebra is called a unitary if u u D uu D 1. S 1 / is the universal C -algebra generated by a unitary. S n / (continuous functions on the n-sphere) for all n. Show that there is no universal C -algebra generated by a single selfadjoint element.

NC1/ . The xn H Let H increasing sequence of subspaces x0 H x1 H x2 H is called the coradical filtration of H . It is a Hopf algebra filtration in the sense that X xi H xi ˝ H xj H xiCj and . h/ D 0. 1. A cocommutative Hopf algebra over a field of characteristic 0 is isomorphic, as a Hopf algebra, to the enveloping algebra of a Lie algebra if and only if it is connected. h/ D h˝1C1˝h. A typical application of the proposition is as follows. Let H D i 0 Hi be a graded cocommutative Hopf algebra.