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On a preorder relation for contractions

Dan Timotin

Acta Sci. Math. (Szeged) 82:3-4(2016), 629-640

Abstract. An order relation for contractions on a Hilbert space can be introduced by stating that $A\Prec B$ if and only if $A$ is unitarily equivalent to the restriction of $B$ to an invariant subspace. We discuss the equivalence classes associated to this relation, and identify cases in which they coincide with classes of unitary equivalence. The results extend those for completely nonunitary partial isometries obtained by Garcia, Martin, and Ross.

DOI: 10.14232/actasm-015-068-5

AMS Subject Classification (1991): 47A20, 47A45

Keyword(s): contractions on Hilbert space, preoder relations, unitary equivalence

Received September 6, 2015, and in final form May 23, 2016. (Registered under 68/2015.)