By M. Pohst

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D) sf fS for every f Proof: E E CK (S) ), and let R be Then the following statements S are equivalent: (a) E E eS. Straightforward. E E(R). 18. Definition: self-maps of X. If X is a set, xX denotes the set of all XX is a semigroup under composition and, for the rest of this section S will be a subsemigroup of XX. , Sly is a homomorphic image of S). 19. Theorem: Suppose S left zero semigroup. = if and only if s Proof: c XX is a subsemigroup which is a Then for s, t E S, we have sX = tx t. Suppose sX = tX.

2]. 16. Theorem: Let F be a translation invariant left m- introverted C*-subalgebra of C(S) such that 1 F. Let MM(F) furnished with the a(F*,F) topology, and let X f € ~ f: F ~ C(X) be the Gelfand mapping defined by f(x) = x(f). For each measure V on X by V (f) = ~ € Ix f M(F) define the probability (x) V (dx), f € F. 14). 8. , isometrically isomorphic (via the mapping h + h) to C(X), there exists 9 F such that E ~(y) = I f(yx)~(dx), Y X. E X In particular, 9 (s) IX f (e (s) x) ~ (dx) , = 9 (e (s» where e: S + X is the evaluation map.

There is a natural partial order < on E{S) given by e < f if and only if ef fe e. 31 An idempotent which is minimal with respect to this partial order is called primitive, A simple semigroup containing a primitive idempotent is completely simple. 5. Lemma: (a) Let S be a semigroup, and let e E E(S). If S is right [left] simple then e is a left [right] identity. (b) If S is completely simple and e is primitive, then eS [Se] is a minimal right [left] ideal. Proof: For (b), suppose R is a right ideal (a) is obvious.