By Yakov Isidorovich Perelman, V. G. Boltyansky, George Yankovsky, Sam Sloan

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J Again it can be shown that in fact J T = {T 7r (c)B 7r : C E C, C(T) = 0, BE A}. 44) Put A; := A7r + Jr. 32. Let a E LOO. 44). Then 'RT(a) C spT:(a) c conv'RT(a).

ConvR(b). Hence, there is a lET such that I conv R( b) = conv R(Tb) is completely contained in the right open half-plane. This implies that we can find a 8 > 0 such that 111 - 81 bll 00 < 1, whence III - 8I T(b) II = IlT(1 - 81 b) II Consequently, 8I T(b) and thus also T(b) = :s 111 - o,bll oo < 1. • Sectoriality. A function a E L oo is said to be sectorial if 0 (j. conv R(a). The previous theorem says that Toeplitz operators with sectorial symbols are invertible. , dist(f, C) = cEC inf Ilf - cll oo .

25 (Gelfand). Let A be a commutative Banach algebra with identity element and let M be the maximal ideal space of A. An element a E A is invertible if and only if a(m) I- 0 for all mE M. In words: the Gelfand map is a Banach algebra homomorphism of A into C(M) which preserves spectra. , Iiall oo :S Iiall for every a E A. 26: singly generated algebras. A Banach algebra A with identity element e is said to be singly generated by an element c E A if the smallest closed subalgebra of A containing e and c coincides with all of A.