# IDEALS OF FUNCTION SPACE IN THE LIGHT OF AN EXPONENTIAL ALGEBRA

## DOI:

https://doi.org/10.56827/SEAJMMS.2023.1902.21## Keywords:

Algebra, exponential algebra, function space, ideal, maximal ideal.## Abstract

Exponential algebra is a new algebraic structure consisting of a semigroup structure, a scalar multiplication, an internal multiplication and a partial order [introduced in [4]]. This structure is based on the structure `exponential vector space' which is thoroughly developed by Priti Sharma et. al. in [11] [This structure was actually proposed by S. Ganguly et. al. in [1] with the name `quasi-vector space'] Exponential algebra can be considered as an algebraic ordered extension of the concept of algebra. In the present paper we have shown that the function space $ C^+(\mathbf X) $ of all non-negative continuous functions on a topological space $\mathbf X$ is a topological exponential algebra under the compact open topology. Also we have discussed the ideals and maximal ideals of $ C^+(\mathbf X) $. We find an ideal of $ C^+(\mathbf X)$ which is not a maximal ideal in general; actually maximality of that ideal depends on the topology of $\mathbf{X}$. The concept of ideals of exponential algebra was introduced by us in [4].