Some basic properties of the locality ideal in Borchers's tensor algebra are established. It is shown that the ideal is a prime ideal and that the corresponding quotient algebra has a faithful Hilbert space representation. A topology is determined for which the positive cone in the quotient algebra is normal, and it is shown that every n-point distribution satisfying the locality condition is a linear combination of positive functional which also satisfy that condition.
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Jakob Yngvason, On the Locality Ideal In the Algebra of Test Functions for Quantum Fields. Publ. Res. Inst. Math. Sci. 20 (1984), no. 5, pp. 1063–1081DOI 10.2977/PRIMS/1195180882