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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Question about proof of Tychonoff-Alaoglu

I'd like to check that I understand the proof in full detail. Can you tell me if the following is correct? Thanks for your help. Claim: The closed unit ball $B_{\|\cdot\|_{op}}(0,1)$ in $X^\ast$ is ...
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Minimal projections vs maximal left ideals

I've seen in some papers a statement (which is referred to a very old book of Dixmier in French which I have no access to / can't read anyway) saying that maximal left ideals of a (unital) C*-algebra ...
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Distributional derivative of bounded functions

Let $f$ be a bounded measurable function on $\mathbb{R}$. We may consider its derivative $f'$ as a distribution on $\mathbb{R}$. Is there a reasonable description of those distributions $\psi$ ...
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Eigenprojection as Contour Integral over Resolvent

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and let $A \in L(H)$ be a bounded linear operator. Assume that $\lambda$ is an eigenvalue of $A$ and assume further that $C_\lambda$ is a simple closed curve in the complex ...
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Relations between spectrum and quadratic forms in the unbounded case

Let $H$ be a complex Hilbert space. If $B$ is a bounded self-adjoint operator on $H$ then its spectrum is a closed and bounded subset of the real line and we can find its extremes in terms of the ...
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Direct limits of completely positive maps on $C^*$-algebras vs. operator systems

I believe I've heard, as part of the "lore," that the category (operator systems, completely positive maps) has direct limits, whereas the category ($C^*$-algebras, completely positive maps) does not. ...
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Are Arzelà–Ascoli theorems results of similar theorems on normed spaces, metric spaces or other spaces?

From Wikipedia, two generalizations of the Arzelà–Ascoli theorem are Let $X$ be a compact Hausdorff space. Then a subset $F$ of $C(X)$, the set of real-valued continuous functions on X, is ...
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Convergence of integrals of Radon measures

Let $X$ be a locally compact Hausdorff space and let $\mu_n$ be a sequence of bounded variation Radon measures on $X$ such that $\int_X g \;d\mu_n \rightarrow \int_X g \;d\mu$ for each $g \in C_0 (X)$ ...
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Weakest topology with respect to which ALL linear functionals are continuous

One often considers a Banach space $X$ under the "weak topology", ie. the weakest topology such that all bounded linear functionals are continuous. This leads me to wonder about the weakest topology ...
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Proof of Sobolev imbedding theorem in Adams

I am struggling to understand the proof of the Sobolev embedding theorem given in Sobolev Spaces by Adams. Specifically section 4.25 (2003 edition). The aim is to prove $W^{m,1}(\Omega) \to ...
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A question about equivalence of norms involving infimum

Let $I$ be a Banach space with norm $\lVert\cdot\rVert_I$. The norm $$\inf\{\lVert(G_i(u_i))_i\rVert_{\ell^2}\mid u=\sum_{I \geq 0}u_i\}\qquad\text{is equivalent to}\qquad \lVert{u}\rVert_{I}$$ where ...
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Compactum of Banach algebra

I need an example of Banach algebra $A$ and a left non-trivial closed ideal $I$ with all of following properties: There exists a bounded approximate identity in $I$ for $I$ i.e., a net ...
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Is there a more general notion of “absolute value” for a field?

Is there a more general notion of absolute values/norms that applies when the field in question is not a subfield of $\mathbb{C}$? My interest is that when we have a vector space $V$ over ...
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Heat equation proving smoothness

I have a question regarding a PDE course: Let $T$ be the strongly continuous semigroup which belongs to the heat equation, thus with generator $A$ is the Laplacian. Suppose we have $g \in ...
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Convergence on Norm vector space.

I am not sure if this question make sense mathematically, so please bear with my ignorance. This is an extension to the question in the link: Is complete metric space is required? It seems in many ...
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Composition of function with linear functional is Lipschitz implies function itself is Lipschitz

This is taken from Conway's A course in functional Analysis (p. 98, Exercise 9): If $(S,d)$ is a metric space and $X$ is a normed space, show that if $f:S\rightarrow X$ is a function such that for ...
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How to prove an extremum existence in problems, regarding calculus of variations

Let's consider a functional $S(y)=\int_{a}^{b}{f(x, y, y') \cdot dx}$. It's known that if the function that attains minumum or maximum to $y(x)$ does exists, then it can be got from the Euler-Lagrange ...
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Schrodinger Operator with Finite Discrete Spectrum in $(-\infty, -1]$

I'm reading parts of Reed and Simon's Analysis of Operators and have come across a statement I find puzzling. They say that if $V$ is a bounded function of compact support on $\mathbb{R}^3$ then ...
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When do closed subspaces of a Banach space fit together nicely?

Let $E$ be a Banach space, and let $F_1, F_2, F_3, ...$ be a sequence of closed subspaces of $E$ with $F_i\cap F_j=0$ whenever $i\neq j$. Denote by $\sum_n F_n$ the (not necessarily closed) subspace ...
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Lagrange multipliers in Calculus of Variations

I am trying to learn about Calculus of Variations and I am beginning to see some constrained optimization problems in the domain of functionals, by using Lagrange multipliers. It seems that things ...
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Prove that $\dfrac{g(x,u_{n})}{\left\Vert u_{n}\right\Vert ^{p-1}}\rightarrow g_{0}$ weakly in $L^{\overline{p}}$ for some $\overline{p}>p*'$

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^{N}$ be a smooth bounded domain , $g:\Omega\times\mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is a Caratheodory function such that $g(x,t)=0$ for $t\leq0$ . Suppose that ...
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Proving completeness of $L^p$

I want to make sure my understanding of the proof is correct. For a Cauchy sequence $\{f_n\}$ in $L^p$, we want to find a $f\in L^p$ such that $f_n\stackrel{L^p}\to f$ Now, skipping the ...
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Modifying a smooth function with respect to conditions on its partial derivates

Let $\{U_i\}_{i\in I}$ be a locally finite collection of open subsets of $\mathbb{R}^n$, $K_i\subseteq U_i$ compact subsets, $\epsilon_i>0$ positive real numbers and a nonnegative natural number ...
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What does a well-posed problem imply?

A well-posed problem in the sense of Hadamard states that: A solution exists The solution is unique The solution's behavior changes continuously with the initial conditions. Now in order to prove ...
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Compute the spectrum of the integral operator $K:L^2([0,1]) \to L^2([0,1])$ defined as $(Kx)(t) = \int_0^t x(s) ds$

Let $K:L^2([0,1])\rightarrow L^2([0,1])$ be the linear operator defined by $$(Kx)(t)=\int_0^tx(s)ds, \quad x \in L^2([0,1]).$$ Now I have to compute the spectrum, but I don't have any idea how to do ...
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Why $\|f-g\|=0$ if and only if $f=g$?

I'm learning Fourier Transformation lately, and in the Course Reader page 23, it defines $\|f\|=\left(\int_0^1 \left|f(t)\right|^2 dt\right)^{1/2}$. And then $\|f-g\|=0$ if and only if $f=g$. My ...
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What is the relationship beteen functional analysis and topology

Could someone explain in layman's way using examples how is topology related to functional analysis? (edit) After taking a UG course in Point-set topology i felt to have a taste of functional ...
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Infinite dimensional C*-algebra contains infinite dimensional commutitive subalgebra

I was reading a paper which mentioned without proof that every infinite-dimensional $C$* algebra has an infinite-dimensional commutative $C$* subalgebra. Thinking about it for 10 minutes, I didn't ...
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is the pullback operator associated to a flow bounded in L^2?

Let $M$ be a smooth compact manifold with a finite Borel measure $m$. Let $\{f_t\}_{t\in\mathbb R}$ be a $C^1$ flow on $M$. That is, a $C^1$ function $$ \mathbb R\times M\ni(t,x)\mapsto f_t(x)\in M $$ ...
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The weak-star topology is Completely Hausdorff (in particular Hausdorff).

Let $X$ be a normed space, $X^*$ its dual space, $(X^*, w^*)$ is completely Hausdorff. Proof: Let $f, g \in X^*$, $f\neq g$ then $\exists x\in X$ such that $f(x)\neq g(x)$ i.e. $\hat{x}(f)\neq ...
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Relationship between functional analysis and differential geometry

I am taking courses on functional analysis (through Coursera.com) and differential geometry (textbook author : O'neil) on my university. I made the following table on my own. Are the similar ...
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Hölder regularity of the simple layer heat potential (question on the proof)

Let $G(t,x)$ be the fundamental solution of the heat equation, with $t\in\mathbb{R},x\in\mathbb{R}^n$. In the book "Linear and Quasilinear Equations of Parabolic Type" by O.Ladyzhenskaya, ...
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On the Hölder regularity of an integral function

Let $n\geq 3$. Let $\Omega$ be an open and bounded subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let define $X_0$ as the space of functions $f:\bar\Omega\times\partial\Omega\to\mathbb{R}$ such that $f(x,\cdot)$ is ...
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Is exponential function in a C*-algebra injective on self-adjoint elements?

Let $A$ be a C*-algebra and $\exp(x)=\sum_{n=0}\frac{x^n}{n!}$, the usual exponential function from $A$ into $A$. Is it true that if $x\ne y\in A$, $x^*=x$, $y^*=y$, then $\exp(x)\ne\exp(y)$?
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Existence of functional implies non-negative supremum.

$\ell_\infty(T) = \{f:T\to\mathbb{R} : \sup_{t \in T}|f(t)| < \infty\}$. Let $G$ be a family of transformation of set $T$ and $V$ linear subspace of $\ell_\infty(T)$ such that: $1_T \in V$, ...
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Modes of convergence in infinite direct sums of $L^{2}$ spaces

It is known that if a sequence of random variables converges in norm then there exists a subsequence which converges almost surely. That is: let $\left(X_{n}\right)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}\subseteq ...
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Differentiation operator on smooth function with compact support

Suppose $f$ is $C^\infty$ with compact support. Let $T_n$ be the operator which sends $f$ to its $n$-th derivative. Is $||T_nf||_\infty$ bounded? It seems like I should use Stone-Weierstrass, but ...
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Equivalence of two definitions of weak solution (from a book, I don't understand something!!!!)

Consider $$y_t - \Delta y = f$$ $$y(0) = y_0$$ with zero boundary condition. Let $a(t,.,.)$ be the bilinear form associated to $-\Delta$. We have two definitions of weak solutions: We have $y \in ...
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Probability measure on the set of probability measures

Let $X$ be a metric space, $\mathcal{P}(X)$ be the the set of all Borel probability measures on $X$. I endow $\mathcal{P}(X)$ with the weak* topology. Question 1: Do I need to impose some further ...
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Compactness of a set of bounded functions in the uniform norm

Let $T$ be a non-degenerate compact interval in $\mathbb R$ and $f:\mathbb R^2\to\mathbb R$ a strictly concave function such that (a) $f(0,0)=0$, (b) $f$ strictly increases in the first argument, and ...
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Distributions and primitives

I was wondering: if distributions are seen as a generalization of functions that "removes obstructions" to the operation of derivation, is there a generalization of functions that would remove any ...
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Proof of separability of Lp spaces

The following is a proof in Brezis book. It shows the separability of $L^{p}$ spaces: I have a few questions regarding the proof. Questions: It says 'it is easy to construct a function $f_{2} ...
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Trace class operators problem

Let $\mathcal{B}_1(\mathcal{H})$ be the set of trace class operators in a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ and $\mathcal{H}^{(d)} = \bigoplus_{i=1}^d \mathcal{H}$ with $1 \leq d \leq \infty$. If $C \in ...
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Jordan decomposition of linear functionals

Let $X$ be a locally compact Hausdorff space. Also, let $C_0(X,\mathbb R)$ denote the vector space of such continuous functions $f:X\to\mathbb R$ that the set $\{x\in X\,|\,|f(x)|\geq\varepsilon\}$ is ...
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On maximal ideal spaces of a banach algebra

I am reading this article on maximal ideal spaces and there is this part that I don't quite understand very well, hope you guys can help me out. "Let $M(A)$ denote the maximal ideal space of a ...
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Representation of Stochastic Integrals as Lebesgue/Bochner Integrals

Just as the Riemann–Stieltjes integral can be equivalently defined as a Lebesgue integral with the corresponding Lebesgue–Stieltjes measure, I am looking for the corresponding results for the ...
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Limit of distribution

Let $T\in\mathcal{D}'(\mathbb{R})$ be a distribution on the set of smooth functions of compact support $\mathcal{D}(\mathbb{R})$ such that $$ \forall_{g\in\mathcal{D}(\mathbb{R})}~|\langle T, g ...
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Operators such that $\langle Ax,x \rangle=-\langle x,Ax \rangle$

Let $X$ be a Banach space. We consider the differential equation: $$x'(t)=Ax(t), \ \ \ t\in\mathbb{R}$$ where $A$ is a bounded operator on $X$. If $X$ is a Hilbert space, and $x(t)$ is a solution of ...
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Proof of a theorem about Baire categories

Problem: prove that the set of $C([0, 1])$ functions whose derivative is defined at every point (and it is either finite or infinite) is of the first Baire category. I have no idea how to approach ...
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Weak topology on $L^p,~p> 1$

How looks like the weak topology in the particular case $X=L^p$, I mean, is possible to detail this topology beyond standar form: Arbitrary union of finite intersections open pre-images of opens ...