Commun. Math. Anal.

Volume 17, Number 2 (2014), 131 - 150

Commutators of Convolution Type Operators with Piecewise Quasicontinuous Data

Commutators of Convolution Type Operators with Piecewise Quasicontinuous Data

### Abstract

Applying the theory of Calderon-Zygmund operators, we study the compactness of the commutators $[aI,W^0(b)]$ of multiplication operators $aI$ and convolution operators $W^0(b)$ on weighted Lebesgue spaces $L^p({\mathbb R},w)$ with $p\in(1,\infty)$ and Muckenhoupt weights $w$ for some classes of piecewise quasicontinuous functions $a\in PQC$ and $b\in PQC_{p,w}$ on the real line ${\mathbb R}$. Then we study two $C^*$-algebras $Z_1$ and $Z_2$ generated by the operators $aW^0(b)$, where $a,b$ are piecewise quasicontinuous functions admitting slowly oscillating discontinuities at $\infty$ or, respectively, quasicontinuous functions on ${\mathbb R}$ admitting piecewise slowly oscillating discontinuities at $\infty$. We describe the maximal ideal spaces and the Gelfand transforms for the commutative quotient $C^*$-algebras $Z_i^\pi=Z_i/{\mathcal K}$ $(i=1,2)$ where ${\mathcal K}$ is the ideal of compact operators on the space $L^2({\mathbb R})$, and establish the Fredholm criteria for the operators $A\in Z_i$.