Inner Bounded X-Derivations, B1(A, X)

# Inner Bounded X-Derivations, B1(A, X)

Recall from the Bounded X-Derivations, Z^1(A, X) page that if $\mathfrak{A}$ is a Banach algebra and $X$ is a Banach $\mathfrak{A}$-bimodule then a bounded linear operator $D : \mathfrak{A} \to X$ is said to be a bounded $X$-derivation if for all $a, b \in \mathfrak{A}$ we have that:

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We said that the set of all bounded $X$-derivations is denoted $Z^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$ and proved that $Z^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$ is a linear subspace of $\mathrm{BL}(\mathfrak{A}, X)$.

We will now look at a subset $B^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$ of $Z^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$ called the set of inner bounded $X$-derivations, which we define below.

 Definition: Let $\mathfrak{A}$ be a Banach algebra and let $X$ be a Banach $\mathfrak{A}$-bimodule. Let $x \in X$. The Inner Bounded $X$-Derivation (Associated with $x$) is the bounded $X$-derivation $\delta_x : \mathfrak{A} \to X$ defined for all $a \in \mathfrak{A}$ by $\delta_x(a) = ax -xa$. The Set of All Inner Bounded $X$-Derivations on $\mathfrak{A}$ is denoted by $B^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$.

We first need to verify that for each $x \in X$, $\delta_x$ is indeed a bounded $X$-derivation.

 Proposition 1: Let $\mathfrak{A}$ be a Banach algebra and let $X$ be a Banach $\mathfrak{A}$-bimodule. Then for every $x \in X$, $\delta_x$ is a bounded $X$-derivation.
• Proof: Let $x \in X$. There are a few things to check.
• Showing that $\delta_x : \mathfrak{A} \to X$ is a bounded linear operator: Since $X$ is a normed $\mathfrak{A}$-bimodule, there exists a $K > 0$ such that $\| ax \| \leq K \| a \| \| x \|$ and $\| xa \| \leq K \| a \| \| x \|$ for all $a \in \mathfrak{A}$ and all $x \in X$.
• Then for all $a \in \mathfrak{A}$ we have that:
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\begin{align} \quad \| \delta_x(a) \| = \| ax - xa \| \leq \| ax \| + \| xa \| \leq K \| a \| \| x \| + K \| a \| \| x \| = [2K \| x \|] \| a \| \end{align}
• So $\delta_x : \mathfrak{A} \to X$ is a bounded linear operator.
• 2. Showing that $\delta_x$ is a bounded $X$-derivation: From above we have proven that $\delta_x$ is a bounded operator. Now let $a, b \in \mathfrak{A}$. Then:
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\begin{align} \quad \delta_x(ab) = (ab)x - x(ab) = abx - xab = (abx - axb) + (axb - xab) = a[bx - xb] + [ax - xa]b = \delta_x(a)b + a\delta_x(b) \end{align}
• Thus $\delta_x$ is a bounded $X$-derivation. $\blacksquare$
 Proposition 2: Let $\mathfrak{A}$ be a Banach algebra and let $X$ be a Banach $\mathfrak{A}$-bimodule. Then $B^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$ is a subspace of $Z^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$.
• Proof: There are two things to show.
• 1. Showing that $B^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$ is closed under addition: Let $x, y \in X$, and let $\delta_x$ and $\delta_y$ be the corresponding inner $X$-derivations. Then for all $a, b \in \mathfrak{A}$ we have that:
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\begin{align} \quad [\delta_{x} + \delta_{y}](ab) = \delta_x(ab) + \delta_y(ab) = [(ab)x - x(ab)] + [(ab)y - y(ab)] = (ab)[x + y] - [x + y](ab) = \delta_{x + y}(ab) \end{align}
• Thus $\delta_{x} + \delta_{y} = \delta_{x + y} \in B^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$, showing that $B^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$ is closed under addition.
• 2. Showing that $B^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$ is closed under scalar multiplication: Let $x \in X$, and let $\delta_x$ be the corresponding inner $X$-derivation. Then for all $a, b \in \mathfrak{A}$ we have that:
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\begin{align} \quad \alpha \delta_x(ab) = \alpha[(ab)x - x(ab)] = (ab)[\alpha x] - [\alpha x](ab) = \delta_{\alpha x}(ab) \end{align}
• Thus $\alpha \delta_x = \delta_{\alpha x} \in B^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$, showing that $B^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$ is closed under scalar multiplication.
• Thus we conclude that $B^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$ is a subspace of $Z^1(\mathfrak{A}, X)$. $\blacksquare$