a1 ‘Thakit Eaves’, Highclere, Near Newbury, Berkshire, RG15 9QU, United Kingdom
a2 Mathematics Research Section, Australian National University, Canberra, A.C.T., 2600, Australia
The relationship between the prime ideals and the primal ideals of a Banach algebra is investigated. It is shown that the closure of the prime radical of a Banach algebra may be properly contained in the intersection of the closed primal ideals of the algebra.
(Received November 04 1991)
p1 Department of Mathematics, The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, 2308, Australia