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The stable range of $C\sp*$-algebras. (English) Zbl 0559.46025
For any $C\sp*$-algebra A with 1 it is proved that its stable range (introduced by H. Bass for any ring A) equals its topological stable range (introduced by M. A. Rieffel for topological rings A). This extends an old result of Vaserstein on commutative $C\sp*$-algebras. The example of the disc algebra shows that the result cannot be extended to commutative Banach algebras.

46L05General theory of $C^*$-algebras
46M20Methods of algebraic topology in functional analysis
18F25Algebraic $K$-theory and $L$-theory
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