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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 8 (1985), Issue 4, Pages 669-675

Diagonalization of a self-adjoint operator acting on a Hilbert module

Department of Mathematics, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 20064, USA

Received 18 January 1984

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For each bounded self-adjoint operator T on a Hilbert module H over an H*-algebra A there exists a locally compact space m and a certain A-valued measure μ such that H is isomorphic to L2(μ)A and T corresponds to a multiplication with a continuous function. There is a similar result for a commuting family of normal operators. A consequence for this result is a representation theorem for generalized stationary processes.