Functional analysis is the study of infinite-dimensional vector spaces, often with additional structures (inner product, norm, topology), with typical examples given by function spaces. The subject also includes the study of linear and non-linear operators on these spaces, as well as measure, ...

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Intersection of C*-Algebras again C*-Algebra

Given C*-algebras $\mathcal{A}$ and $\mathcal{A}'$. Is their intersection necessarily a C*-algebra again? So I started like this: $$A,B\in\mathcal{A}\cap\mathcal{A}'\implies ...
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consider the normed linear spaces $(\mathcal C[0,1], ||.|| _i)$.what can you conclude about the correspoding open unit balls?

consider the normed linear spaces $$(\mathcal C[0,1], ||.|| _1), \;(\mathcal C[0,1], ||.|| _2),\;(\mathcal C[0,1], ||.|| _3)\ldots, (\mathcal C[0,1], ||.|| _p)$$ and $(\mathcal C[0,1], ||.|| ...
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Is it true that a continuous function with compact support is uniformly continuous?

I've been trying to prove the given $f:\mathbb R\rightarrow \mathbb C$ continuous with compact support, $f$ is uniformly continuous. I don't know if it's true or not, but it is highly plausible and ...
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Nonunital C*-Algebras: Morphism contractive?

Problem Given C*-algebras $\mathcal{A}$ and $\mathcal{B}$. Suppose it misses a unit $1\notin\mathcal{A}$. Consider a *-morphism $\pi:\mathcal{A}\to\mathcal{B}$. Then it is contractive: ...
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Check if a function is L2

I want to check if a function $f$ defined on $[0,T]$ is a $L_2$ function. What I know is $f$ is a $L_1$ function. (but $f$ could be not bounded) So I want to use an inequality like $$ ...
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Is $C^1[a,b]$ a Banach space as a subspace of $C[a,b]$?

Let $C[a,b]$ be the space of continuous functions on $[a,b]$ with the norm $$ \left\Vert{f}\right\Vert=\max_{a \leq t \leq b}\left| f(t)\right| $$ Then $C[a,b]$ is a Banach space. Let's view ...
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Nice approximations of sums by integrals.

Let $f(x):\Bbb Z^+\rightarrow \Bbb R^+$ be a non-monotone function. If for every $m\in\Bbb N$, $$S(m) =\sum_{n=1}^N\frac{1}{(1+f(n))^m}$$ be sum of interest, then is there a way to study this ...
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Absolute convergence in a metric space

Let $(X,d)$ be a metric space, $(a_n)$ and $(b_n)$ are sequences in $(X,d)$. If $\sum_{n=1}^\infty d(a_n,b_n)$ is absolutely convergent, what do I say about the convergence of $(a_n)$ and $(b_n)$?
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Is the image of a $*$-homomorphism $\pi:\mathcal{A}\to\mathcal{B}$ closed if $\pi(1)\neq 1$?

Setting Given C*-algebras $\mathcal{A}$ and $\mathcal{B}$ with unit $1\in\mathcal{A}$. Consider a morphism: $\pi:\mathcal{A}\to\mathcal{B}$ without $\pi[1]=1\in\mathcal{B}$. Especially, it is a ...
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What is the dual of $L^{\infty}(K)$ with K a compact subset of $R^n$?

I know it's probably hard to describe the dual of $L^{\infty}(X)$ for a general $X$. But can we describe it when $X$ is just a compact subset of a Euclidean space?
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Construct a unitary operator U on H with prescribed spectrum

Given an infinite dimensional Hilbert space $H$. Let $|\lambda_k| = 1$ for $k = 1, ..., n$. Construct a unitary operator $U$ on $H$ such that $\sigma(U) = \{\lambda_k\}$ for $k=1,....,n.$ I can ...
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Extened of a representation

The following is a part of a theorem of Folland's book: Let $X$ be a compact space, $B(X)$ the space of bounded Borel measurable functions on $X$, and $C(X)$ the space of continuous function on $X$. ...
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For elements of the intersection of C*-algebras, can the spectra be distinct depending on the algebra?

Problem Given unital C*-algebras $1\in\mathcal{A}$ and $1'\in\mathcal{A}'$. Regard an element $A\in\mathcal{A}\cap\mathcal{A}'$. Can it happen that: ...
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Show that a subspace is closed in Hilbert space $H$

Let $u\in B(H)$ , $\lambda < 0$. Also we have $\|(u-\lambda)x\|\geq |\lambda|\|x\|$. So $u-\lambda$ is bounded below. To show $(u-\lambda)(H)$ is closed in $H$, suppose $\{(u-\lambda)x_n\}$ be ...
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Sobolev space on $M \times (0,\infty)$, $M$ compact closed manifold

I want to know things like definitions of Sobolev spaces on a manifold of the form $M \times (0,\infty)$, where $M$ is a closed compact manifold without boundary. So $M \times (0,\infty)$ is a ...
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Associated Legendre polynomials

The associated Legendre ODE is given by $$ \left( (1-x^2) f'(x) \right)' - \frac{m^2}{1-x^2} f(x) = \lambda f(x)$$ The eigenfunctions have certain properties that I would like to understand by ...
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Open mapping lemma - are these versions equivalent?

Here is a version the Open Mapping Lemma given in class : Let $X$ be a Banach space and $Y$ be a normed space. Let $T : X\rightarrow Y$ be a bounded linear map. Assume there exist $M \geq 0$ and ...
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Topological Spaces: Pre-Uniform Structures

Disclaimer This thread is meant to record. See: Answer own Question Reference It is a follow-up to: Uniform Spaces: Neighborhood System It has relevance to: TVS: Uniform Structure Problem Given ...
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Spectrum of left shift operator: take two

This is my second attempt at calculating the spectrum of the left shift operator on a Hilbert space. I got stuck again and I would be grateful if someone could help. (You can find my previous (failed) ...
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Dual of $l^p$ Direct sum

I am asked to show that the $l^p$-direct sum of a sequence of Banach Spaces $X_n$ is isometrically isomorphic to the $l^q$ direct sum of $X_n^*$ where $X_n^*$ is the dual of $X_n$ for each $n$ ...
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Prove that $T^*$ is injective iff $ImT$ Is dense

Let X,Y be two normed spaces, and $T:X\rightarrow Y$ a bounded linear operator. prove that the adjoint operator $T^*$ ($T^*f(x)=f(Tx)$ is injective iff $ImT$ is dense any help would be great guys. I ...
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Proving existence of a linear functional

Let $(X, \| \cdot \|)$ be a normed space, and let $A, B ⊂ X$ be disjoint convex sets such that $B$ is closed and $A$ is compact. Prove that there exists $\varphi ∈ X^*$ such that $$\sup_{a\in A} ...
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Show that an operator is well-defined

Let $v\in B(H)$, Define $u:|v|H\to H$ such that $u(|v|\xi) = v\xi$ . To show the map $u$ is well-defined, the author writes $$\||v|\xi\|^2=\langle v^*v\xi,\xi\rangle = \|v\xi\|^2$$ But I do not know ...
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Error in the calulation of the spectrum of the image of right shift operator in the Calkin algebra

If $S \in \mathcal{B}(\ell^2(\mathbb{N}))$ is the right shift operator $$ S(x_1, x_2, \ldots) = (0, x_1, x_2, \ldots),$$ and $\mathcal{C} := \mathcal{B}(\ell^2(\mathbb{N}))/\mathcal{K}$ is the Calkin ...
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Partial isometry and projection

The following is a Theorem of Murphy's C*-algebras and operator theory: Let $H_1, H_2$ be Hilbert spaces and $u\in B(H_1,H_2)$. If $u^*u$ is a projection, then $uu^*u=u$. To show it, for $\xi\in ...
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Showing that $a(\cdot,\cdot)$ is coercive

I am working on a problem and I have the weak formulation of Poisson's problem in $2$ spatial dimensions i.e. $u = u(x,y)$: $$a(u,v) = \ell(v) $$ where $$a(u,v)=\int_{\Omega}\nabla u\nabla ...
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A question about essential ideal

Let $I$ be a nonunital C*-algebra and $I\subset B(H)$ be any nondegenerate representation and define $$M(I)=\{T\in B(H): Tx\in I~and ~xT\in I, ~for ~all~ x\in I\}.$$ Then, how to prove $I$ ...
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Inverse in a functional space

I would like to understand why the inverse of a bounded operator must to be bounded too? In other context, all bijective function have an inverse but when we deal with a bounded operator it have to be ...
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Equality of two operators

The following is a fact in Murphy's C*-algebras and operator theory page 49: Suppose $u,v \in B(H)$, where $H$ is a Hilbert space, then $u=v$ if and only if $\langle u\xi,\xi\rangle = \langle ...
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Inequality on matrix norm: $ \lVert A^n \rVert \leq \lVert A \rVert^n $ [on hold]

If $A$ is a $n \times n$ matrix and assume we have a matrix norm $\lVert \cdot \rVert$. In a proof I need the following property: $ \lVert A^n \rVert \leq \lVert A \rVert^n $. I don't know how to ...
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Trace map $\gamma:H^1(\Omega) \to H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$ invertible on $\{ u \in H^1(\Omega) \mid \Delta u =0 \}.$

It is apparently true that the trace map $\gamma:H^1(\Omega) \to H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$, is invertible when restricted to the domain $$\{ u \in H^1(\Omega) \mid \Delta u =0 \}.$$ I've been ...
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Is $\{ u \in H^1(\Omega) \mid \Delta u \in L^2(\Omega)\}$ dense in $H^1(\Omega)$?

Can it be true that the space $$\{ u \in H^1(\Omega) \mid \Delta u \in L^2(\Omega)\}$$ is dense in $H^1(\Omega)$? If so, please give me a reference to this. Every $u \in H^1$ has $\Delta u \in ...
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When does a continuous function defined on a non-compact closed and bounded convex set has a fixed point?

Is there any result in fixed point theory which will give the existence of a fixed point for a continuous function defined on a non-compact, closed and bounded convex set?
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operators on Hilbert spaces have adjoints

The following is a Theorem of Murphy's C*-algebras and operator theory: In the last line of proof, he claims $u^*$ is linear, but I think it's conjugate linear because for $y_2,x_2\in H_2$, $x_1\in ...
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Is there such thing as an unnormed vector space?

I learned about Banach spaces a few weeks ago. A Banach space is a complete normed vector space. This of course made me wonder: are there unnormed vector spaces? If there are, can anyone please ...
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a totally bounded subset of $\mathbb{L}_1(\mathbb{R}^{d})$ and Kolmogorov-Riesz compactness theorem

Let $\lambda$ be the Lebesgue measure on $\mathbb{R}^{d}$ , $\mathcal{F}$ a set of all probability densities $f$ such that $\mathcal{F}$ is a totally bounded subset of $\mathbb{L}_1(\mathbb{R}^{d})$ ...
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What is the 'largest' space of integrable functions which is also a Hilbert space?

It is well known that $L^2(X,\mu)$, the set of functions $f:X \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ such that $\int_X |f|^2 \text{d} \mu < \infty$, is a Hilbert space. Is there a Hilbert space $H$ such that ...
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Is the Fourier transform a tame linear operator?

$\mathcal{F}:C^{\infty}_{0}(B^d)\to L_{1}^{\infty}(\mathbb{R}^{d},\mu,w)$ $\mathcal{F}(f)=\hat{f}$ I'd like show that $\left\|\mathcal{F}(f)\right\|_{n}\leq\left\| f ...
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Basis of $H^1(\Omega)$ which is orthonormal wrt. $L^2(\partial\Omega)$ inner product?

Let $\Omega$ be a domain with $\partial\Omega$ bounded. Is it possible to find a smooth basis of $H^1(\Omega)$ and $L^2(\Omega)$ which is orthonormal wrt. the $L^2(\partial\Omega)$ inner product? ...
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extend a linear function

Let $P$ denote the subspace of $C^0([0,1])$ defined by polynomials restricted to [0,1]. Suppose that $l:P\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is a linear function with the property that $p(x)\geq 0$ in $x\in ...
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An unusual two dimensional sum

Can anyone prove or reference a proof for the following bound (unless it's not true!) $$\sum_{|\underline{k}|_{\infty} > M} \frac{1}{((k_1)^2 + (k_2)^2 )^2} \leq \frac{C}{M^2}$$ where ...
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Commutativity and norms of specific operators (Problem 2.7.10 in Kreyszig's functional analysis book)

This is Problem 2.7.10 from Erwin Kreyszig's Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications. Let $C[0,1]$ denote the normed space of all (real- or complex-valued) functions defined and ...
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Intersection of the closure of epigraph and subgraph of f function

Can you give an example of a function $f:R^p \to\ R$ such that $Grf \neq \overline{epif}\cap\overline{subf}$ where $p\in N$ and $Grf=\{(x,y)\in R^px R \mid f(x)=y \}, epif=\{(x,y)\in R^pxR \mid ...
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Convergence implies Abel summability, and we only need to consider when $s=0$?

Suppose $\displaystyle c_n\in\mathbb{C}\textrm{ and}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}c_n=s$. Then, prove $\displaystyle\lim_{r\to 1^{-}}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}r^{n}c_n=s$. In my text, the author hinted that: we only ...
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Boundedness of linear operator and weak convergence

Let us assume that $X,Y$ are Banach spaces and $T : X \to Y$ is a linear operator. Show that: $T$ is bounded $\Leftrightarrow$ for any sequence $ \{ x_n \}^{\infty}_{n=1} $ weakly convergent to some ...
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Approximate the unit ball in an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space, by compact sets?

Are there some common ways to approximate the unit ball in an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space, by compact sets? (note that the unit ball isn't compact.) My goal is to prove a statement which holds ...
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Characterization of $H^{-1}(\mathbb{R}^N)$ by Fourier transform

We denote by $H^{-1}(\mathbb{R}^N)$ the dual space to $H_0^1(\mathbb{R^N})$. Let $$\langle f,v \rangle = \int_{\mathbb{R}^N} fv \hspace{1cm} (f,v \in L^2(\mathbb{R}^N)).$$ It is known that if $f \in ...
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Semigroup of operators: weak continuity at 0+ implies weak continuity at any t > 0

Let ($E$, $d$) be a metric space. Consider the semigroup $\{P(t)\}_{t\geq 0}$ of bounded linear operators on the Banach space $\hat{C}(E)$ of continuous real functions on ($E$, $d$) vanishing at ...
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weak* convergence of periodically extended function

Let $U := \Pi^d_{i=1}(a_i,b_i) \subset \mathbb{R}^d \ (a_i<b_i \ \text{for each} \ i )$ and let $f \in L^p(U)$ for some $1<p<+\infty$. Let us extend $f$ periodically on whole $\mathbb{R}^d$ ...
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weak* convergence for sequence in $ L^\infty$

Let $ \Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^d $ be a bounded and open set. Suppose $ \{f_n\} \subset L^{\infty} (\Omega) , f \in L^{\infty} (\Omega) $. Prove that $ f_n \rightharpoonup^* f \ \ \text{in} \ \ ...