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    • CommentRowNumber1.
    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2014

    started real space

    (of course that may eventually want to be disambiguated, but maybe for the moment it’s okay)

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    • CommentAuthorColin Tan
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2014
    Added some examples related to the conjugation involution. Actually, I would prefer to call a real space a *-space. This terminology is used for *-ring, *-vector space etc. Although in that setting, * has some connotation of anti-linearity.
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    • CommentAuthorUrs
    • CommentTimeJul 17th 2014

    Yes, “real space” is not good terminology. But as so often with bad terminology, it is quite standard.

    Of course one may still add discussion of what better terminology there could be. Maybe in a hundred years everybody switches to nLab terminology!