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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 6 (1983), Issue 2, Pages 297-305

An amenability property of algebras of functions on semidirect products of semigroups

Department of Mathematics, U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402, USA

Received 2 March 1982; Revised 28 June 1982

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Let S1 and S2 be semitopological semigroups, S1 τ  S2 a semidirect product. An amenability property is established for algebras of functions on S1 τ  S2. This result is used to decompose the kernel of the weakly almost periodic compactification of S1 τ  S2 into a semidirect product.