CBMS Regional Conference Series in Mathematics 1974; 54 pp; softcover Number: 19 Reprint/Revision History: reprinted with corrections 1982; third printing 2001 ISBN10: 0821816691 ISBN13: 9780821816691 List Price: US$26 Member Price: US$20.80 All Individuals: US$20.80 Order Code: CBMS/19
 Reviews "A good introduction for the reader before taking on the book by C. Foiaş and the author Harmonic Analysis of Operators on Hilbert Space, North Holland, 1970]."  R. G. Douglas, Mathematical Reviews Table of Contents  Isometric and unitary dilations of a contraction operator
 Further properties of the minimal unitary dilation
 Characteristic function and function model
 Further comments on the characteristic function \(\Phi_T(\lambda)\)
 Invariant subspaces and factorizations of the characteristic function
 Commutative systems
 Lifting of intertwining operators
 Functional calculus for a contraction
 Operators of class \(C_0\) and the Jordan model
 Examples of quasisimilarity and the class \(N_T\) of functions
 References
