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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$C^*$-Algebras: Distinct Spectra

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: $\sigma(A;\mathcal{A})\neq\sigma(A;\mathcal{A}')$ ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Positive Operators: Definition?

Let $A$ be a self adjoint element of a C*-algebra $\mathcal{A}$ resp. a self adjoint operator of the operator algebra $\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$ of bounded operators over a Hilbert space ...
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Core for an unbounded operator.

A symmetric operator $T$ is called essentially self-adjoint if its closure $T$ is self-adjoint. If $T$ is closed, a subset $D \subset D(T)$ is called a core for $T$ if $\overline {T\upharpoonleft D} ...
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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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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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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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Exercise books on functional analysis

I have known a lot of excellent textbooks on functional analysis: Functional Analysis (Walter Rudin) Functional Analysis, Sobolev Spaces and Partial Differential Equations (Haim Brezis) +.... I ...
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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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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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Existence of a mapping in a nonseparable Banach space that moves all nearby points to far-away points

Does there exist a nonseparable Banach space $X$, a mapping $F: X\to X$, and an open nonempty subset $D\subset X$ such that $$ \forall\,E>0 \quad \exists\,\delta>0: \quad \forall\,x,y\in D \quad ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fundamental theorem of calculus with Gâteaux differentials and Riemann integrals

Let $f:[a,b]\to E$ where $E$ is a Banach space and let $Df(x,h)$ be its Gâteaux differential in $x$ with direction $h$. If $\mathbb{R}\to E$, $h\mapsto Df(x,h)$ is linear and continuous, then we write ...
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Symmetric Operator vs. Real Spectrum

For symmetric operators one has a characterization: $$A\text{ symmetric}:\quad A=A^*\iff\sigma(A)\subseteq\mathbb{R}$$ (I want to investigate to what extend symmetry is a necessary assumption.) ...
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Compact operator

If $H$ and $K$ are Hilbert spaces,show that if $T:H\longrightarrow K$ is a compact operator and $\{e_{n}\}$ is any orthonormal sequence in $H$ then $\|Te_{n}\|\to0$.Is the converse true? thanks.
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Can a dynamic programming problem be transformed into a linear algebra problem?

Here is a simple standard economic problem: Let Robin Crusoe have an endowment $w_0$ of lembas bread. She is immortal and discounts at a rate of $\beta$ per period. Each period (from $t=0$ on) she ...
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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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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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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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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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spectrum of the right shift operator

Here is the question: Considering the right shift operator $S$ on $l^2({\bf Z})$, what can one know about ran$(S-\lambda)$? Here is what I thought: If one wants to prove that the operator ...
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Proposed proof for convergence in Sobolev space

Consider the Anisotropic Sobolev Space defined by: $$W^{1,\overrightarrow{p},\epsilon}(\Omega) := \{ u \in L^{1+\frac{1}{\epsilon}}(\Omega), \frac{\partial u}{\partial x_{i}} \in L^{p_{i}}(\Omega), ...
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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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TVS: Uniform Structure

Disclaimer: This thread is meant informative and therefore written in Q&A style. Of course everybody is encouraged to give an answer as well! Prove that any topological vector space gives rise ...
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TVS: Topology vs. Scalar Product

I just had an idea: It is clear that every scalar product induces a norm and that a metric and that finally a topology. Turning this argument around we know: Not every topology induces a metric only ...
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If $f \in L_2(a,b)$, then $\int_a^x f(y) dy \in L_2(a,b)$?

If $f \in L_2(a,b)$, then I want to show that the antiderivative $$ F(x) := \int_a^x f(y) d y $$ is in $L_2$ (I guess this is true). If $L_2(a,b)$ would be closed under pointwise product, i.e. if ...
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Determinant: Alternative Definition (Matrices)

Reference Foundation for: Determinant: Continuity Problem Given a vector space $V$. Consider an endomorphism $T:V\to V$. The rank of an endomorphism: ...
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Gateaux variation (Functional Derivative) of functional with convolution

Given the following functional $F[f]=\int f(x) \log(g(x)) dx$ find Gateaux variation. Also, $g(x)$ is given by convolution $g(x)=y(x) * f(x)=\int y(\tau) f(x-\tau) d\tau$, so \begin{align*} ...
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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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Hilbert Spaces: Tensor Product

Attention The question has been modified! (Previous answers were perfectly correct, then.) Reference Build-up on: Vector Spaces: Tensor Product Problem Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}$ and ...
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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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Determinant: Continuity

Reference Build-up on: Determinant: Definition Problem Given a vector space $V$. Consider an endomorphism $T:V\to V$. Define its determinant $\det:\mathcal{L}(V)\to\mathbb{C}$. Introduce a norm ...
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Trace map from $H^1$ into $H^{\frac 12}$, does this statement imply another?

Consider trace map $T:H^1(\Omega) \to H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)$ on a sufficiently smooth domain $\Omega$. It has a partial inverse $E$. If we have the statement $$F(u,Eu) = 0\quad\text{for all ...