Banach function algebra
In functional analysis a Banach function algebra on a compact Hausdorff space X is unital subalgebra, A of the commutative C*-algebra C(X) of all continuous, complex valued functions from X, together with a norm on A which makes it a Banach algebra.
Theorem: A Banach function algebra is semisimple (that is its Jacobson radical is equal to zero) and each commutative unital, semisimple Banach algebra is isomorphic (via the Gelfand transform) to a Banach function algebra on its character space (the space of algebra homomorphisms from A into the complex numbers given the relative weak* topology).
- H.G. Dales Banach algebras and automatic continuity