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### Role of metric in the matrix representation of Hermitian adjoint

I'm working through Jeevanjee's "An Introduction to Tensors and Group Theory for Physicists", and while trying to prove that the matrix representation $M(A^\dagger)$ of a Hermitian adjoint $A^\dagger$ ...
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### Proof: adjoint map of projection is a projection and …

Let $V$ be a pre hilbert space and $\pi \in \mathrm{End}(V)$. Show: the adjoint map $\pi^+$ of a projection (meaning: $\pi^2 = \pi$) is a projection itself. Show then: a projection $\pi$ is ...
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$T\colon L^2[0,1]→L^2[0,1]$ is given by $$Tx(t)=∫_0^1 tx(s)\,ds$$ How can we find adjoint operator of $T$ in this space? $\langle Tx,y\rangle= \langle x,T^*y\rangle$ should be okay.But what ...
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### Finding the Hilbert Adjoint in this case

If we let $H$ be a Hilbert space with inner product $\langle.,.\rangle$. And we fix $y, z \in H$. Then let $T:H\rightarrow H$ be the bounded linear operator $Tx = \langle x,y\rangle z$. Then what is ...
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### Isometry <=> Adjoint left inverse [duplicate]

Is it true that: $$T\text{ isometric}\iff T^*\text{ left inverse}$$ Obviously: $$\text{"}\Rightarrow\text{": }\langle x,\tilde{x}\rangle=\langle Tx,T\tilde{x}\rangle=\langle x,T^*T\tilde{x}\rangle$$ ...
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### Isometric <=> Left Inverse Adjoint

Is it true that: $$T\text{ isometric}\iff T^*\text{ left inverse}$$ Obviously: $$\text{"}\Rightarrow\text{": }\langle x,\tilde{x}\rangle=\langle Tx,T\tilde{x}\rangle=\langle x,T^*T\tilde{x}\rangle$$ ...
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### Checking whether an operator is self-adjoint. Problem with domain of an operator.

I want to check whether the position operator $A$, where $Af(x)=xf(x)$ , is self-adjoint. For this to be true it has to be Hermitian and also the domains of it and its adjoint must be equal. The ...
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### How to find adjoint operator?

Let $(X,\langle\cdot,\cdot\rangle)$ be a Hilbert Space over $K$ with orthonormal basis $(x_n)$, and let $(\lambda_n)\in K$ be a bounded sequence. The mapping $T:X\to X$ is defined by ...
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### Adjoint of multiplication by $z$ in the Bergman space

I am learning Hilbert space theory from Halmos' "Introduction to Hilbert space and the theory of spectral multiplicity". While talking about understanding adjoints (p. 39), he calls special ...
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### Clarifying the definition of essential self-adjointness

If a Hilbert space operator $T$ has a unique self-adjoint extension, must the extension be the closure of $T$?
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### Proof of Rayleigh trace

I found the following statement without proof: Let us given a self-adjoint Operator $T\colon L^2 \to L^2$ which has n eigenvalues $\lambda_n \leq \dots \leq\lambda_{n-1} < \lambda_1 =1$ counted ...
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### Proving that a certain differential operator is self-adjoint

Consider the differential operator $T:u\mapsto -iu'$ for any $u\in D(T):=\{f\in AC[-\pi,\pi]~|~f'\in L^2(-\pi,\pi),f(-\pi)=f(\pi)\}$; we consider $T$ as a densely-defined operator on $L^2(-\pi,\pi)$. ...
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Let $X$ be a Hilbert space with associated canonical isomorphism $I:X\rightarrow X^\ast$ (by the Riesz representation theorem). If $A:X\rightarrow X$ is a linear operator on $X$, then its dual ...
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### $T:\ell_2\to \ell_2, T(x_1,x_2,\dotsc)=(x_1,x_2/2,x_3/3,\dotsc)$

$T:\ell_2\to \ell_2, T(x_1,x_2,\dotsc)=(x_1,x_2/2,x_3/3,\dotsc)$ I need to know whether it is self adjoint and unitary operator given that $x_i\in\mathbb C$ I am not able to do it please tell me how ...
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### Is it a unitary, self adjoint and normal operator?

Let $A\colon H\to H$ be a bounded linear operator on a complex Hilbert space such that $\|Ax\|=\|A^*x\|\forall x$, given that there is a nonzero $x$ for which $A^*x=(2+3i)x$. Then I need to know ...
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### Showing an operator is self adjont

I am trying to show that the operator: $$Tf(s)=5s^2\int_0^1t^2f(t)dt+2\int_0^1f(t)dt$$ is self adjoint where $H=L(0,1)$ with real scalars and $t\in \mathcal{L}(H)$. So I can re-write this operator ...
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### Invertible operator norm bound

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and that $X$ are bounded. Suppose $X$ is self-adjoint. Show that $Y=X+iI$ is invertible and the inverse $Y^{-1}$ has the norm $\lVert Y^{-1} \rVert \le 1$. I can prove $Y$ ...
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I would like to find the adjoint operator in the Hilbertspace $L^2(0,\infty)$ of the operator $$(Ax)(t)=x(at), x\in L^2(0,\infty), a>0.$$ My calculation is the following; I use the ...
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### Find adjoint operator of an operator T

I would like to find the adjoint operator of $$T\colon L^2([0,1])\to H^1([0,1]),\quad x\mapsto\int\limits_0^t x(s)\, ds.$$ Here $H^1([0,1])$ is the Sobolev space $W^{1,2}([0,1])$. I tried to find ...
### Hilbert Adjoint Operator from Riesz Representation Theorem - $T^{*}y=\frac{\left\langle y,Tx\right\rangle }{\left\langle z_{0},z_{0}\right\rangle}z_0$
In abstract Hodge theory there is the following lemma: Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $A \in \mathcal{C}(H)$ a densely defined, closed operator (so possibly unbounded) and $A^*$ its adjoint operator. ...