I have continued to work through Murphy http://books.google.com/books?id=emNvQgAACAAJ&dq=gerald+murphy+c*+algebras+and+operator+theory&h

I have finished off section 1.4 including Atkinson’s Theorem and a first look at the unilateral shift. I have done exercises 1-7. In terms of progress, I am on p.31 of 265, with 13 exercises left in this section. Following discussions with my supervisor, I may be able to leave out sections 3.2, 3.5, 4.4, 5.2-6 and the whole of chapter 7.