On Positive Semigroups

  • Derek W. Robinson

    Australian National University, Canberra, Australia


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.

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Derek W. Robinson, On Positive Semigroups. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 20 (1984), no. 1, pp. 213–224

DOI 10.2977/PRIMS/1195181837