In mathematics, specifically in functional and complex analysis, the disk algebra A(D) (also spelled disc algebra) is the set of holomorphic functions

ƒ : D${\displaystyle \mathbb {C} }$,

(where D is the open unit disk in the complex plane ${\displaystyle \mathbb {C} }$) that extend to a continuous function on the closure of D. That is,

${\displaystyle A(\mathbf {D} )=H^{\infty }(\mathbf {D} )\cap C({\overline {\mathbf {D} ))),}$

where H(D) denotes the Banach space of bounded analytic functions on the unit disc D (i.e. a Hardy space). When endowed with the pointwise addition (ƒ + g)(z) = ƒ(z) + g(z), and pointwise multiplication (ƒg)(z) = ƒ(z)g(z), this set becomes an algebra over C, since if ƒ and g belong to the disk algebra then so do ƒ + g and ƒg.

Given the uniform norm,

${\displaystyle \|f\|=\sup\{|f(z)|\mid z\in \mathbf {D} \}=\max\{|f(z)|\mid z\in {\overline {\mathbf {D} ))\},}$

by construction it becomes a uniform algebra and a commutative Banach algebra.

By construction the disc algebra is a closed subalgebra of the Hardy space H. In contrast to the stronger requirement that a continuous extension to the circle exists, it is a lemma of Fatou that a general element of H can be radially extended to the circle almost everywhere.