## New estimates on the Brunel operator

I. Assani, R. S. Hallyburton, S. McMahon, S. Schmidt, C. Schoone
Colloquium Mathematicum 169 (2022), 117-139
MSC: Primary 47A35; Secondary 47A30.
DOI: 10.4064/cm8557-5-2021
Published online: 31 January 2022

#### Abstract

We study the coefficients of the Taylor series expansion of powers of the function $\psi (x)=\frac {1-\sqrt {1-x}}{x}$, where the Brunel operator $A\equiv A(T)$ is defined as $\psi (T)$ for any mean-bounded $T$. We prove several new precise estimates regarding the Taylor coefficients of $\psi ^n$ for $n\in \mathbb {N}$. We apply these estimates to give an elementary proof that for any mean-bounded, not necessarily positive operator $T$ on a Banach space $X$, the Brunel operator $A(T):X\to X$ is power-bounded and satisfies $\sup _{n\in \mathbb {N}} \|n(A^n-A^{n+1})\| \lt \infty $ (equivalently, $A(T)$ is a Ritt operator). Along the way we provide specific details of results announced by A. Brunel and R. Émilion (1984).

#### Authors

- I. AssaniDepartment of Mathematics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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- R. S. HallyburtonDepartment of Mathematics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3250, United States

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- S. McMahonDepartment of Mathematics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3250, United States

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- S. SchmidtDepartment of Mathematics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3250, United States

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- C. SchooneDepartment of Mathematics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Phillips Hall, Cameron Avenue

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3250, United States

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