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By Christian Berg, Jens Peter Reus Christensen, Paul Ressel (auth.)

The Fourier remodel and the Laplace remodel of a good degree percentage, including its second series, a favorable definiteness estate which lower than yes regularity assumptions is attribute for such expressions. this is often formulated in particular phrases within the well-known theorems of Bochner, Bernstein-Widder and Hamburger. All 3 theorems might be seen as particular instances of a basic theorem approximately features qJ on abelian semigroups with involution (S, +, *) that are confident convinced within the feel that the matrix (qJ(sJ + Sk» is optimistic yes for all finite offerings of components St, . . . , Sn from S. the 3 simple effects pointed out above correspond to (~, +, x* = -x), ([0, 00[, +, x* = x) and (No, +, n* = n). the aim of this ebook is to supply a therapy of those confident certain capabilities on abelian semigroups with involution. In doing so we additionally speak about similar subject matters similar to damaging convinced services, thoroughly mono­ tone capabilities and Hoeffding-type inequalities. We view those matters as vital parts of harmonic research on semigroups. it's been our target, concurrently, to put in writing a booklet that may function a textbook for a complicated graduate path, simply because we believe that the suggestion of confident definiteness is a vital and uncomplicated idea which happens in arithmetic as frequently because the inspiration of a Hilbert space.

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