JournalsprimsVol. 20 , No. 1DOI 10.2977/prims/1195181837

On Positive Semigroups

  • Derek W. Robinson

    Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
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We prove versions of the Feller-Miyadera-Phillips theorem characterizing the generators of positive _C_0- and _C_0*-semigroups on ordered Banach spaces, for which the norm and dual norm are monotonic. Two proofs are given. The first is based on half-norm theory whilst the second exploits the existence of an equivalent Riesz norm. This latter norm exists if, and only if, the positive cone is normal and generating.