a1 Department of Mathematics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia
The main theme of this paper can be described as a study of the Drazin inverse for bounded linear operators in a Banach space X when 0 is an isolated spectral point ofthe operator. This inverse is useful for instance in the solution of differential equations formulated in a Banach space X. Since the elements of X rarely enter into our considerations, the exposition seems to gain in clarity when the operators are regarded as elements of the Banach algebra L(X).
(Received May 22 1995)