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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Is embedding a function make sense?

The embedding is defined in the wikipedia link as "In mathematics, an embedding (or imbedding [1]) is one instance of some mathematical structure contained within another instance, such as a group ...
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Difficulty in understanding converse part of proof of a propostion in Andrew Browder's Mathematical Analysis

Proposition: Let $\mu$ be finitely additive set function, defined on the algebra $\mathscr A$. Then $\mu$ is countably additive if and only if its has following property: if $A_n \in \mathscr A$ ...
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Non symmetric operator

My question is: there is some kind of mathematical theory that allows one to prove selfadjointness for an operator which is not initially defined as a symmetric operator? To prove that some operator ...
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Measure-preserving map between a function and its symmetric rearrangement

Let $f \, \colon \mathbb{R}^d \rightarrow[0, \infty)$ be a function such that the sets $ \{ y \: \colon f(y) > \lambda \}$ are of finite Lebesgue-measure, for every $\lambda \geq 0$. Then, we can ...
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Finding the norms of an Operator (under different norms)

Let $X := C([a, b])$ and $k(· , ·) \in C([a, b])\times C([a, b])$. Let $$\alpha_1 := \sup_{ t\in [a,b]} \int_{a}^{b} |k(s, t)|ds$$ and $$\beta_1:= \sup_{s \in [a,b]} \int_{a}^{b} |k(s, t)|dt$$ Define ...
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Approximation of characteristic function by mollifiers

I have been asked to show that the Heaviside function $H := \chi_{[0,+ \infty)}$ does not admit weak derivative in $L^1_{loc}(\mathbb{R})$. Here's my reasoning: By definition the weak derivative of ...
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checking definition of bounded linear function involves operator maps between different spaces

Let $H$ and $K$ be two Hilbert spaces. Let $T:K\to H$ be a bounded linear operator. Denote the inner products on $H$ and $K$ by $\langle\cdot,\cdot\rangle_H$, $\langle\cdot,\cdot\rangle_K$. Fix any ...
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An elementary inequality in the context of Strictly Convex Function

Suppose: whenever $\epsilon \gt 0$ , define: $\zeta (y, \epsilon) = \frac{\eta (y+\epsilon) - \eta (y)}{\epsilon} - \eta'_{+}(y)$ ; where: $\eta$ is STRICTLY CONVEX CONTINUOUS FUNCTION & ...
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Is this infinite-dimensional normed linear space a complete one?

Let $V=\{(x_1, x_2, ...)|x_i\in\mathbb{R}, i=1, 2, ...\}$ be a space of infinite-dimensional vectors. For each $x\in V$, define the norm $\lVert x\rVert =\sum_{i=1}^\infty \lvert x_i\rvert$. If the ...
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Completeness of metric, normed and inner product spaces

For a metric space to be complete, it needs to have all cauchy sequences converge in the metric. 1) For a normed space to be complete, does it need Cauchy sequences to converge in the norm or in the ...
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The weak topology on an infinite dimensional linear space is not first-countable

I thought I needed help proving the above statement, but during typing I found a proof. Since I had already written it all down I will post it anyway, maybe in the future someone can benefit from it. ...
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Is there any inner product on $M_{n \times n}$ inducing this norm?

The set $M_{n \times n}$ is the collection of all $n \times n$ matrices over $\mathbb{R}$. Definition: $\|A\|_2=Sup_{\|u\|_2=1} \|Au\|_2$. Is there any inner product on $M_{n \times n}$ inducing ...
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Why is $\overline{\operatorname{span}\{e_n\mid n\in\mathbb{Z}\}}=L^2(\mathbb{T})$?

I want to know, why $\{e_n\mid n\in\mathbb{Z}\}$ is an orthonormal basis of $L^2(\mathbb{T})$, where $\mathbb{T}=\{z\in\mathbb{C}\mid |z|=1\}$, $e_n(z)=z^n$, and $\int_{\mathbb{T}} ...
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Embedding the Schreier spaces into $C(\alpha)$ for some countable ordinal $\alpha$

Let $1\leq\xi<\omega_1$ be any countable ordinal, and denote by $\mathcal{S}_\xi$ the Schreier family of order $\xi$. Then the Schreier space of order $\xi$ is the completion $S_\xi$ of $c_{00}$ ...
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Pointwise limit of convolution

Suppose $\omega$ is the standard mollifier in $\mathbb R$. Then, let $\omega_{\epsilon} (x):= \frac{1}{\epsilon} \omega \left(\frac{x}{\epsilon}\right)$. For $0 < t_{1} < t_{2}$ the following ...
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Verification of some conditions and facts of the Laplacian on a Riemannian manifold

I came across the following introduction to a paper I was reading: "Let $L$ be a second-order, elliptic, differential operator, with smooth coefficients, on a Riemannian manifold $M$. Assume $-L$ is ...
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The highest direction of the trace operator

Let $W$ be a real and symmetric matrix ${m \times m}$ from the set $\widetilde{W_m}$, and $T:\widetilde{W_m} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ a function defined by $T(W) = trace(W^3)$. We are interested to ...
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Vector Space that is a Sequence Space

Consider the sequence $(x_n)_{n \in \Bbb N}$ $ |$ $ x_n=\sum_{i=0}^{n}f(i)$ then if $f(i)$ can also be viewed as a sequence $(y_n)_{n \in \Bbb N}$ $ |$ $y_n=f(n)$. Both of these sequences ...
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Frechet mean of $k$ elements in the n-dimentional sphere.

The Frechet mean of $k$ elements $x_1, \ldots, x_k \in S = \{ x \in \mathbb{R}^n,\, \| x \| = 1 \}$ is defined as the $\text{arg}\underset{\|x\|=1}{\text{min}} \sum_{i=1}^n d^2(x_i,x)$. Where ...
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How numerical radius help us to conclude an operator is normal and partial isometry?

In Furuta's book, "Invitation to Linear Operators" there is a theorem, theorem 2 in 3.7.3, that says: If $T^k=T$ for some integer $k\ge 2$ and if $w(T)\le 1$, then $T$ is the direct sum of a unitary ...
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Can distributions be thought of as functions of a real variable?

I understand that, given some function space, distributions lie in the dual space. In that sense, they can be thought of as functions of a "function of a real variable" variable. But the common ...
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Correctness of proof that weak convergence implies pointwise convergence in C([0,1])

I want to prove that in the space of (complex-valued) continuous functions on the real interval [0,1] equipped with the sup norm, which I will denote by $\mathscr{C}([0,1])$, weak convergence implies ...
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dimension set of all fourier series functions and basis

Let $F$ be the set of all functions on $D = [0,2 \pi] \times [0,2 \pi]$ that have a convergent Fourier series. Is the dimension of $F$ equal to $\aleph_{0}$? Given a countable infinity of linearly ...
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Euclidean geometry and $L_2(\lambda)$ space

Suppose $f,g\in L_2(I,\lambda)$ with $\lambda$ any probability measure and the norm $\| x\|=\sqrt{\langle x, x\rangle}$. Could we have the same geometric properties in this space as in the Euclidean ...
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An inequality for power of positive functions

Let $f,g,h$ be positive real vlaued functions on a finite set $\mathbb{X}$. Let $p >1$. I am wondering whether the following should be true? $$\sum_{x\in ...
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Understanding Quotient spaces - Shrinking down

I am looking at Page 57 of Kreyszig's Functional Analysis, and I have been given an exercise: Let $X=\Bbb R^3$ and $Y=\{(\xi_1,0,0)| \xi_1 \in \Bbb R\}$ 1) Find $X/Y$: So $X/Y=\{[x]:x+Y,\forall ...
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The convergence of a product of sequences converging in $L^2$.

Earlier today I found myself pondering the following question for which I do not have a reasonable answer. Suppose $f_m\to f$ and $g_m\to g$ in $L^2$. Moreover suppose that $f_m g_m\in L^2$ for ...
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Poisson functional on bounded domain

I was wondering if it is actually clear that on bounded domains the Poisson integral is bounded from below: $$I[u]=\int_{\Omega} \left( \frac{1}{2}\lvert \nabla u \rvert^2 - u\rho \right)\, dx,$$ I ...
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Limiting value of $L^2$ functions

Let $f\in L^2(\Omega)$, where $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^2$ is the unit square $[0,1] \times [0,1]$. Let $x\in \Omega$. Suppose I evaluate $f$ at points from some direction that approach $x$. ...
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Find a function which satisfies an integral equation

How can I find a function, $$ f: \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R} $$ which satisfies the following equation: $$\cos\left(t^2\right) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} e^{itx}f(x)\,dx$$
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Elegant way to prove that the space must be infinite dimensional?

Let $F(S,V)$ be the set of all functions from S to a vector space V, assume that $V\ne\{0\}$, and that S contains infinitely many elements, then we must have that $F(S,V)$ is ...
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Radius of convergence of Taylor expansion of $z \mapsto (1 - z \cdot a)^{-1}$

Let $A$ be a Banach $\mathbb{C}$-algebra with norm $\text{N}(-)$ and let $a \in A$. Where can I find a reference to/can somebody supply a proof of the following posited equality?$$\max_{z \in ...
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The restriction of a discontinuous linear functional to any open set is surjective.

Problem. Let $X$ be a topological vector space and $f:X\to\mathbb{K}$ a linear mapping. Prove that if $f$ is discontinuous, then $f(A)=\mathbb{K}$ for all nonempty open set $A\subset X$. I'd like ...
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A simple $C_{0}$-semigroup question.

Let $u:[0,t_{e}]\to\mathcal{D}(A)$ satisfy $$\begin{cases} \frac{du}{dt}=Au & 0\le t \le t_{e} \\ u(0)=x \end{cases}$$ I want to prove that necessarily $u(t)=T(t)x$. So it's clear to see that ...
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$f(I)\cap g(J)\not=\phi$ for all open interval $I,J$

Let $f,g:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ and $f(I)\cap g(J)\not=\phi$ for all nonempty open interval $I,J$. Consider $f_1=\chi_\mathbb{Q}$ and $g_1=\chi_\mathbb{Q^c}$, we know that $f_1$ and $g_1$ ...
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Is continuous random variable always an “onto function” [on hold]

Is continuous random variable always an "onto function"? If yes, why?
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Is probability mass function (PMF) the “law of X”?

Are they two the same? If not, what's the differences between these two? In continuous case, is PMF also equal to the integration of probability density function?
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Show that the spectrum of an operator on $\ell^2(\mathbb{N})$ is $\{0\}$.

The problem I have comes from Walter Rudin's Functional Analysis, chapter 10 exercise 19. The exercise begins with the following: Let $S_R$ be the right shift operator, acting on ...
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Linear Independence for functions defined by integration [on hold]

I came across this problem while doing some work. I'm been unable to make any progression on it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Given that the set of functions $$f_i(x,y), \quad ...
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How to simplify $ \int_{\Bbb{R}^2}\Delta\varphi(x)\log|x|^2\ dx $ using Green's indentity?

Let $\varphi\in C_c^\infty(\Bbb{R^2})$ (infinitely differentiable functions with compact support) and consider $$ I=\int_{\Bbb{R}^2}\Delta\varphi(x)\log|x|^2\ dx, $$ the existence of which is ...
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The dual of the space of $p$-locally integrable functions

If $X$ is a space of finite measure, what is the dual space of $L^p _{loc}$ (the space of locally $p$-integrable functions)? When $p=1$, a good answer has already been provided. What is known for $p ...
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continuously differentiable and local contraction

Let $F$ be a map from $\mathbb{R}^n$ to $\mathbb{R}^n$. Fix $x_0\in \mathbb{R}^n$. If $F$ is continuously differentiable near $x_0$ and the spectral radius of the Jacobian of $F$ at $x_0$ is less ...
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Given a spectrum, what can we know about its function?

Say we are given a well-behaved function $f(t)$ (either discrete or continuous) and are able to compute its spectrum $F(k)$ using the (discrete) Fourier transform. Then say we lose $f(t)$ and know ...
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Negativity of Convex Combinations

Consider the functions $f(x)$, $g_1(x)$ and $g_2(x)$ with following properties: $\int f(x) dx =\int g_1(x)dx =\int g_2(x)dx =1$. Define the following measure of negativity for the functions: ...
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Weak convergency vs strong convergency in Hilbert space

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be an Hilbert space and let $(x_n)_n \subset \mathcal{H}$ be a sequence s.t. $$ x_n \rightharpoonup x ~~~,~~~ \| x_n \| \to \|x\| $$ We want to show that $ x_n \to x $. Now, I ...
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Characterization of the weak topology

In our functional analysis lecture we defined the weak topology in a what seems to me like a non canonical way, i.e. not as unions of finite intersections of preimages of open sets in the underlying ...
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A closed set A and compact set B in a topological vector space.

I don't believe this is a repeat question. I have seen it asked before on here, but not in this way. If I take a closed set $A$ in a topological vector space $X$ and a compact set $B$ also in $X$, is ...
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What powers of $|x|$ belong to $L^1$?

Prove that $|x|^ {−qp} \in L^{1}(U)$, where $U=B_{1}(0)\subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$. I think I could use polar coordinates to facilitate the work but not sure if it is useful.
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Question about vector spaces with the discrete topology

Is it true that every vector space with the discrete topology is a topological vector space? (That is, a topological space with continuous addition and scalar multiplication whose singletons are ...
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Understanding the set structure of probability theory [closed]

Since events have their own probabilities and outcomes have their own probabilities. Why don't we just consider only one of events or outcomes directly? What's the motivation to have this set-point ...