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On character amenability of semigroup algebras

S.M. Maepa, O.T. Mewomo


We study the character amenability of semigroup algebras. We work on general semigroups and certain semigroups such as inverse semigroups with a nite number of idempotents, inverse semigroups with uniformly locally nite idempotent set, Brandt and Rees semigroup and study the character amenability of the semigroup algebra ℓ1(S) in relation to the structures of the semigroup S: In particular, we show that for any semigroup S; if ℓ 1(S) is character amenable, then S is amenable and regular. We also show that the left character amenability of the semigroup algebra ℓ 1(S) on a Brandt semigroup S over a group G with index set J is equivalent to the amenability of G and J being nite. Finally, we show that for a Rees semigroup S with a zero over the group G; the left character amenability of ℓ 1(S) is equivalent to its amenability, this is in turn equivalent to G being amenable.

Keywords: Semigroup, semigroup algebra, Banach algebra, character, left character amenable, character amenable
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