Extremal non-compactness of weighted composition operators on the disk algebra

Harish Chandra, Bina Singh

Let $A({D})$ denote the disk algebra and $W_{\psi,\phi}$ be weighted composition operator on $A({D})$. In this paper we obtain a condition on $\psi$ and $\phi$ for $W_{\psi,\phi}$ to exhibit extremal non-compactness. As a consequence we show that the essential norm of a composition operator on $A({D})$ is either 0 or 1.