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Is there an error in the solution for this exercise?

I have this exercise: H is a complex hilbert space. And T is a compact operator on H. Show that if H is not separable, then 0 is an eigenvalue of T. Hint: Use lemma 1, and theorem 2. The ...
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Show that T is compact if $T^*T$ is compact

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $T: H\to H$ be a bounded linear operator. $T^*$ is the Hilbert adjoint operator. Show that $T$ is compact if $T^*T$ is compact. I am stuck with this proof. Any help ...
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Over ZF does “every non-seperable Hilbert space has an orthonormal basis” imply “there exists a non-Lebesgue measurable set”?

I know from this question that it's an open problem whether or not the existence of a dense orthonomral basis for every real or complex Hilbert space $(\text{B}_\text{orth})$ implies the axiom of ...
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Verification of a theorem regarding Mercer Kernel.

if $\langle x,y\rangle$ is a Mercer kernel, then is $\langle c_1 x_1 + c_2 x_2,y\rangle$ a Mercer kernel where $c_1+c_2=1$? Ans: I give the following (dirty) line of proof. Please tell whether its OK ...
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Uncountable Kronecker Delta?

If V and W are vector spaces of uncountably infinite dimension, they still have bases (according to axiom of choice). Let basis sets be $\{v_x\}_{x \in X}$ and $\{w_y\}_{y \in Y}$, and define a set ...
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not understanding a step in a proof

Hi: I'm reading some introductory notes on hilbert spaces and there is a step in a proof that I don't follow. I will put the exact statement below. If someone could explain how it is obtained, it's ...
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Normal Operators: Superalgebra (II)

Problem highlighted at the end! Application Reduction to only one operator!! Reference This builds up on: Superalgebra (I) Convention All operators possibly unbounded!! Structures Given a ...
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Properties of matrices $M=UDU^*$ with $UU^*=Id$

I recently came across some matrices of the form $M=UDU^*$ (the superscript $*$ denotes the conjugate transpose), where $U \in \mathbb{C}^{r\times n}$ with $r<n$, $D \in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$ a ...
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Second differential of the norm in an infinite dimensional Hilbert space

Let $f: E \to \mathbb{R}$ sending $x \mapsto \|x\|$ and make some simple hypothesis $E$ is a Hilbert Space Let's say that the norm $\|\cdot\|$ is derived from a scalar product [solved] So we can ...
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Generate complete functions set in hilbert space

It is just a curiosity, but is there a general method (or a class of methods) that allows to derive orthonormal complete function set for a given hilbert space? (Except Gram Shmidt algorithm and ...
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Quasi ideal sequence in $B(H)$

According to comments by Hamza I revise the question. Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space. Is there an increasing sequence of subvector spaces $V_{1} \subsetneq V_{2} ...
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Abelian Algebras: Generator

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider normals: $$N:\mathcal{D}(N)\subseteq\mathcal{H}\to\mathcal{H}:\quad N^*N=NN^*$$ Denote their algebra: ...
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The spectrum of a polynomial of an operator, question about proof, why are the operators invertible?

I have a question about a proof. In the proof $\sigma(T)$ is $\{\lambda \in\mathbb{C}: T-\lambda I\text{ is not invertible}\}$. In the proof they use this lemma: Here is the proof, my problem is ...
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Generalized Fourier series in $L^2$ that do not converge pointwise a.e.

For a Hilbert space $L^2$ we have the notion of an orthonormal basis $\{f_j\}$ being a sequence of orthonormal elements such that any element $f$ in $L^2$ can be approximated by partial sums in terms ...
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Direct Sum: Stone

Problem Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}_\alpha$. Consider Hamiltonians: $$H_\alpha:\mathcal{D}H_\alpha\subseteq\mathcal{H}_\alpha\to\mathcal{H}_\alpha:\quad H_\alpha=H_\alpha^*$$ And their ...
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Which Hilbert space is isometrically isomorphism with $B(E)$ for some Banach space $E$.

Consider $H$ as a Hilbert space. How can I find a Banach space $E$, for that, $H=B(E)$ where $B(E)$ is the set of bounded linear operator on $E$? (At least under some conditions on $H$) Also if the ...
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Is every Hilbert space a Banach algebra?

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. Could we say that, always there is a multiplication on $H$, that makes it into a Banach algebra? If not, under which conditions does it exist?
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Trace: Independence

Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider an operator: $$A\in\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H}):\quad\operatorname{Tr}|A|<\infty$$ Regard ONB's: ...
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Are they true these generalizations from matrices to operators about functional calculus?

Motivation: If we have some real function $f$ defined on an interval $I$ and $D=\operatorname{diag}(\lambda_1,\ldots,\lambda_n)$ is a diagonal matrix such that $\lambda_i \in I$ for all $1\leqslant i ...
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Direct Integral: Dimension

Direct Integral Given a Borel space $\Omega$ with measure $\mu$. Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{h}_x$ for $x\in\Omega$; set $\mathcal{h}:=\bigcup_{x\in\Omega}\mathcal{h}_x$. Regard the function ...
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Why isn't every element of the spectrum an eigenvalue? (Where is the error in my proof?)

My book defines the spectrum like this: Let $H$ be a complex Hilbert space, let $I \in B(H)$ be the identity operator and let $T \in B(H)$. The spectrum of $T$, denoted $\sigma(T)$, is defined ...
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Conditions for an operator on a Hilbert space to have an orthonormal set of eigenfunctions

I'm working on a problem that requires the following operator, $A^TA$, to have an orthonormal set of eigenfunctions. Note $A:H_1 \mapsto H_2$, where $H_1$ and $H_2$ are separable Hilbert spaces. ...
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Ordering : Ranges

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Denote selfadjoints: $$\mathcal{S}(\mathcal{H}):=\{A\in\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H}):A=A^*\}$$ Note that one has: $$\Delta ...
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$L^2$ inner product split over sub-domains in $\mathbb{R}^3$

I have a bounded Lipschitz domains $\Omega, \Omega_1, \Omega_2 \subset \mathbb{R}^3$ such that $\overline{\Omega}=\overline{\Omega}_1 \cup \overline{\Omega}_2$ and $\Omega_1 \cap \Omega_2=\emptyset$. ...
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Existence of the first weak eigenvalue of the Laplacian in a bounded domain

Let $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb R^n$ be a bounded domain and $$H:=W_0^{1,2}(\Omega):=\left\{u\in L^2(\Omega):\nabla u\in L^2(\Omega)\right\}$$ be the Sobolev space, where $\nabla u$ denotes the weak ...
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Elementary inequality with norms

Is it reasonable to hope the validity of an inequality of this form, where $H$ can be any separable Hilbert space $$\forall \alpha \geq 0 \, \exists \gamma \geq 0: || x - \alpha y|| \leq \gamma || x ...
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What is $\mathrm{dim}(\mathrm{Sym}(\mathrm{Herm}(H)^{\otimes N})$?

The totally symmetric subspace of $(H^k)^{\otimes N}$, with $H^K$ a $k$-dimensional Hilbert space, has dimension $\binom{N+k-1}{k-1}$. But I now want to know the dimension of the totally symmetric ...
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$\{x \mapsto e^{2\pi i k x} \mid k \in \mathbb{N}\}$ is orthonormal basis of $L^2$

I want to show that $\{x \mapsto e^{2\pi i k x} \mid k \in \mathbb{N}\}$ is orthonormal basis of $L^2((0,1); \mathbb{C}) =: X$. Of course the only problem is to show completeness. In our lecture we ...
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Common solutions to quadratic equations associated to self-adjoint matrices

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a complex Hilbert space of dimension $d<+\infty$, and let $\{|n\rangle\}$ with $n=0,\cdots,d$ be an orthonormal basis in $\mathcal{H}$. Let $\mathbf{A}$ be a self-adjoint ...
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Gradient of inner product in Hilbert space

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space and \begin{align} f&\colon \mathcal{H} \to \mathbb{R}\\ f(x) &= ||x-c||_\mathcal{H} ^2 \end{align} from some constant $c \in \mathbb{H}$ Is the derivative ...
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Projections: Beppo Levi

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider projections: $$P_\lambda\in\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H}):\quad P_\lambda^2=P_\lambda=P_\lambda^*$$ And directed indices: ...
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Countably Infinitely Many Points in a Euclidean Space

Do there exist $d\in\mathbb{N}$ such that there are pairwise distinct points $x_1$, $y_1$, $x_2$, $y_2$, $\ldots$ in $\mathbb{R}^d$ such that (i) $\left\|x_i-y_i\right\|_2 >1$ for ...
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Hermitian conjugate of an antiunitary operator

In certain fields of quantum mechanics, one often considers symmetry transformations which are defined in terms of operators which do not change the norm of states in the Hilbert space. For the ...
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Bessel potential space: Proof of completeness

I want to know a proof that the (one-dimensional) Bessel potential space (for $p=2$) $$H^s(\mathbb{R})=\left\{f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}:\int_{\mathbb{R}}(1+\lvert \xi\rvert^2)^{\frac{s}{2}}\lvert ...
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Proving that a space is complete

There is something that bugs me about the proof I've been shown that $C(\Omega)$ (the space of continuos function on $\Omega$, a compact subset of $\mathbb R^n$) with the $\sup$ norm is complete. ...
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Proving that an orthonormal system close to a basis is also a basis

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space and $(e_n)_{n \in \mathbb{N}} \subseteq\mathcal{H}$ be an orthonormal basis and $f_n$ be an orthonormal system such that $(f_n)_{n \in \mathbb{N}} ...
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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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Spectral Measures: Pushforward

This thread is Q&A. Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a normal operator: $$N:\mathcal{D}(N)\subseteq\mathcal{H}\to\mathcal{H}:\quad N^*N=NN^*$$ And its spectral measure: ...
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Normal Operators: Von-Neumann

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider normal operators: $$N:\mathcal{D}N\subseteq\mathcal{H}\to\mathcal{H}:\quad N^*N=NN^*$$ Regard their algebra: ...
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Normal Operators: Examples

Given the Hilbert space $\mathbb{C}^2$. Consider bounded opertors: $$N:\mathbb{C}^2\to\mathbb{C}^2:\quad\|N\|<\infty$$ Then there are some with: $$N\neq N^*\quad N^*N=NN^*$$ What examples are ...
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Hierarchy of Mathematical Spaces

I really got lost among all those many different spaces in mathematics, and I got really confused what is special case of what. For example, I knew for long time vector spaces, then Hilbert spaces, ...
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Are lattice operations in set of orthogonal projections in Hilbert space continous?

Let $H$ be Hilbert space and denote set of all orthogonal projections in $H$ by $\Pi$. Then $\Pi$ can be given structure of a lattice. We partially order it by declaring $P \leq Q$ if $Q-P$ is ...
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Show that a subspace is closed in a Hilbert space $H$

If $T$ is a bounded linear operator in a Hilbert space $H$, and $T$ is self-adjoint and is equal to its inverse, how can I show that $\widehat{H} = \{h + Th : h \in H\}$ is closed? If I consider the ...
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Normal operators on a hilbert space over the reals - does $norm(Tx)=norm(T^*x)$ imply $T$ normal?

The title states the question. It's easy to prove the result for scalars C via polarisation identities but I don't think the same method works in the real case: Let $S=TT^*-T^*T$ then one obtains ...
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Domain Issue: Notation

Problem Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}$ and $\mathcal{K}$. Consider an operator: $$A:\mathcal{D}A\subseteq\mathcal{H}\to\mathcal{K}$$ It is well known that:* $$A=A^{**}\iff ...
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$h_1,\ldots,h_n$ are linearly independent if and only if $A$ is invertible

Show that $h_1,\ldots,h_n$ are linearly independent in $\mathscr{H}$ (Hilbert space) if and only if the matrix $A$, defined by $A=[a_{ij}]$ where $a_{ij}=\langle h_j, h_i \rangle$, is invertible. ...
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Wave Operators: Unitarity

This thread is Q&A. Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}_0$ and $\mathcal{H}$. Consider Hamiltonians: $$H_\#:\mathcal{D}(H_\#)\to\mathcal{H}_\#:\quad H_\#=H_\#^*$$ Denote their evolutions: ...
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Dense Operators: Kernel

This thread is Q&A. Problem Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}$ and $\mathcal{K}$. Consider a dense operator: ...
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If $(\lambda_n)_{n=1}^\infty$ is a bounded sequence, then there is a bounded linear operator $A$ on a Hilbert space $H$ such that $Ae_n=\lambda_n e_n$

If $(\lambda_n)_{n=1}^\infty$ is a bounded sequence, then there is a bounded linear operator $A$ on a Hilbert space $H$ such that $Ae_n=\lambda_n e_n$ for all $n\in \mathbb{N}$. Let ${e_n}$ be a ...
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Wave Operators: Isometry

This thread is only Q&A. Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}_0$ and $\mathcal{H}$. Consider Hamiltonians: $$H_\#:\mathcal{D}H_\#\to\mathcal{H}_\#:\quad H_\#=H_\#^*$$ Denote their evolutions: ...