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Selfadjoint Operator: Empty Spectrum

Can a selfadjoint operator have empty spectrum? (As far as I remember, yes; but just to be sure.) The point is that if so then the closure of its spectrum cannot equal the convex hull of its ...
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Continuous linear image of closed, bounded, and convex set of a Hilbert Space is compact

Is my proof of this proposition correct ? And is this proposition well known? Proposition: Let $C$ be a closed, bounded, and convex set in a separable Hilbert space $H$. Let $L : H \to \mathbb{R}^n$ ...
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Is the distance between disjoint closed convex subsets of a Hilbert space positive? Is it attained?

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional and separable Hilbert space. Let $A,B$ be infinite, closed and convex subsets of $H$. If $A$ and $B$ are disjoint and if at least one of them is bounded, is the ...
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Commutant of a set of operators and norm topology.

In the references I have it's remarked that the commutant $S'$ of a set $S$ in $B(H)$, where $H$ is a Hilbert space, is closed in the weak operator topology. And this is true because if ...
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Hilbert subspaces of $B(\mathbb{R}^n)$

Apart from the one-dimensional subspaces, what are the Hilbert subspaces of $B(\mathbb{R}^n)$? I'm not even sure if such subspaces exist.
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Category of Hilbert Spaces

Is it possible to triangulate the category of Hilbert spaces and bounded linear operators? I assume that one candidate for triangulation is the double dual space. What is a fact is that this ...
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27 views

Kernel of the Extension of a Bounded Linear Operator

Suppose $T\colon E\to F$ is a bounded linear operator between Banach spaces. Moreover let $i\colon E\to E’$ be a dense, compact inclusion of $E$ into some other Banach space $E’$. Finally assume that ...
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Chain of closed subspaces in a Hilbert Space

Let $H$ be a separable Hilbert Space (WLOG, we may assume $H=\ell_2(\mathbb{N})$ is the space of square summable sequences). Can there exist an uncountable chain of closed subspaces? In other words, ...
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If a compact operator satisfies $T^nx\to0$ weakly for all $x$, then $\|T^n\|\to0$

Let $H$ be a real Hilbert space, $T:H\to H$ be a compact operator. Suppose that for every $x\in H$, sequence $(T^n x)_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ converges weakly to $0$. How to prove that $ ...
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Conditions for the commutator of two operators on a Hilbert space to not be a nonzero scalar operator

I have shown a proposition: Suppose $A$ and $B$ are two linear operators on a (complex) Hilbert space, where the domains may not be the whole. Then, if either $A$ or $B$ is normal and has an ...
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33 views

Show that the trace class operators on a Hilbert space form an ideal

Let $(H, (\cdot, \cdot))$ be a separable Hilbert space over $\mathbb{L} = \mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose that $\{\phi_n\}_{n=1}^\infty$ is an orthonormal basis for $H$. Let $\mathcal{B}(H)$ ...
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For a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$, is every bounded linear operator on $\mathcal{H}$ a linear combination of unitary operators?

Let $(\mathcal{H}, (\cdot, \cdot))$ be a Hilbert space, and let $B \in \mathcal{B}(H)$ be a bounded linear operator on $H$. If $\mathcal{H}$ is a complex Hilbert space, then $B$ can be written as a ...
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36 views

Prove that a Hilbert space is convex of power type $2$

Let $X$ be a Banach space. For $\epsilon \in (0,2]$, define: $$\delta_X(\epsilon) = \inf_{x,y \in X}\{1 - \|\frac{1}{2}(x + y)\| : \|x\| = \|y\| = 1, \|x-y\| \ge \epsilon\}.$$ Then we say that $X$ ...
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1answer
28 views

Prove that a linear and continuous operator admits inverse in Hilbert space

Let $(H,(\cdot,\cdot))$ an Hilbert space and $A:H\rightarrow H$ a linear and continuous operator such that there exists $\alpha >0$ such that $$(Au,u)\geq \alpha \|u\|^2 \text{ for each } u\in H.$$ ...
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25 views

Skew-adjoint differential operator $B$ with spectrum $\sigma(B)=i(-\infty,-1]$

Consider the Hilbert space $X=L^{2}\left(\mathbb{R}^n\right)$ and the Schrödinger operator $A=i\Delta$ defined on the domain $D(A)=H^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$. It is known that the spectrum of $A$ is ...
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Inseparable Hilbert space and uncountable orthonormal basis construction

I need help with exercise 13 from Methods of Modern Mathematical Physics I by Simon and Reed, chapter 2. Using direct sums, construct an inseparable Hilbert space and an uncountable orthonormal ...
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Hilbert Space: Weak Convergence implies Strong Convergence

This probably might be a duplicate - let me know if so. I read the following in Graf's notes on quantum mechanics - can you give me a hint for the proof. In Hilbert spaces weak convergence in a way ...
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Prove that operator is completely continuous

Let's consider Banach space $\ell^\infty$ of bounded sequences $x = \{ \xi_n\}_{n=1}^\infty$: $$ ||x|| = \sup_{n \in \mathbb N} |\xi_n|. $$ Suppose matrix $||a_{i j}||_1^\infty$ specifies operator $A$ ...
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1answer
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Riesz (Hilbert-space) representation theorem and dirac delta on $\mathcal{C}_{0}$

I am thinking about this for a while now, but don't get near an understanding, so I must have gotten something important wrong. I look at $\mathcal{C}_{0}$, the space of countinuous (bounded) ...
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37 views

Relation between $\epsilon$-pseudospectrum of operators

If $H$ is a Hilbert space and $\sigma_{\epsilon}(T)$ denotes the space of all $\epsilon$-pseudospectrum of the operator $T$ and $S, T\in B(H)$ be such that $TS=ST=0$, why ...
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difference between uniformly convex norms and strictly subadditive norms?

What is the difference between uniformly convex norms and strictly subadditive norms? why we need to define two above concept? how they help us to study Banach spaces? Is the norm induced by ...
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Formulas for Schrödinger unitary groups of operators

Let $\Omega$ an open set of $\mathbb{R}^n$. Consider the Hilbert space $X=L^{2}\left(\Omega\right)$ and the Schrödinger operator $A=i\Delta$ defined on the domain $D(A)=H^2(\Omega)$. Is there any ...
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Prove that if $T=T^*$ and $\sigma(T)=\{\lambda\}$, then $T=\lambda I$

Show that if $T$ is a self adjoint linear operator on a Hilbert space such that the spectrum contains a single point $\lambda$, then $T=\lambda I$. Then, show this is false if $T$ is not self ...
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Global bounded solution of $u_{tt}=\Delta u-mu+h$ in the Hilbert space $X=H_{0}^{1}\left(\Omega\right)\times L^{2}\left(\Omega\right)$

Let $\Omega$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{R^n}$. Consider the linear wave equation $$\begin{cases} \dfrac{\partial^{2}}{\partial t^{2}}u\left(t,x\right)=\Delta ...
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51 views

Maximal subspace on which an operator is bounded

Consider the Banach space $X=C[0,1]$ of real continuous function on $[0,1]$ equipped with the supremum norm. Consider the operator $A:D(A)\to X$, $Af=f'$ for each $f\in D(A)=C^1[0,1]$. We can see that ...
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Properties of reflexive Banach spaces

I just want to see the importance of reflexive Banach spaces and what is special about them compared to other Banach spaces. What kind of properties hold in reflexive spaces that do not necessarily ...
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68 views

Show that a subspace of l2 is not complete

I would like to know if this exercise is correct. Let $\Bbb R^\infty=\{x:\Bbb N\rightarrow \Bbb R: \exists n \text{ such that}\quad x(k)=0 \quad \forall k\geq n\}$. Show that $(\Bbb R^\infty, \| ...
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Properties of a set in $\ell^2$ space

Let $\ell^2 = \{x= (x_1,x_2,x_3,\ldots): x_n\in \mathbb C\text{ and } \sum_{n=1}^\infty |x_n|^2 < \infty\}$ and $e_n \in \ell^2 $ be the sequence whose $n$-th element is 1 and all other elements ...
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Strongly continuous semigroup of operators which cannot be extended to a group

Let $X$ be a Banach space. We call a family of bounded operators $(T(t))_{t\in \mathbb{R}}$ a strongly continuous group if it satisfies the properties of the strongly continuous semigroup but for ...
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Prove $|(f, g)| \leq \int |f \bar g|$ for Complex Cases

Let $f, g$ be $\mathbb C$-valued functions defined on $\mathbb R$ and $f, g \in L^2$. To prove the inequality in this title, I proceed as follows but got a weaker bound. Recall that $\mathrm{Re}\ a ...
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Physical interpretation of L1 Norm and L2 Norm

In signal analysis, students have no qualms about associating the L2 norm of a square integrable function f(t) as the energy associated with that signal. A good understanding of whether a function ...
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Helffer-Sjöstrand-Formula: Idea behind?

I have to present the Helffer-Sjöstrand-Formula. Now I'm wondering: Why does it include a factor $\chi(y\langle x\rangle^{-1})$ for some bump function $\chi$ and the chinese symbol ...
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Is there exists linear algebra basis for $L^2[0,1]$ such that every element of it has length one and every two different element of it is orthogonal?

We know by using axiom of choice every vector space over a division ring ( consequently any field ) has a basis like $\mathbb E$ in the meaning of linear algebra ( $\mathbb E$ is linear independent ...
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Proving that a Sturm-Liouville problem is in the limit-point/-circle case

I would like to understand techniques anybody is able to detail to me on how one may actually prove that a particular Sturm-Liouville (S-L) problem, i.e., of the form \begin{equation} ...
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Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space (RKHS) constructed by the summation of positive-definite kernels.

Let $k_1,\ldots,k_p$ be positive definite kernels defined on $\mathcal{X}\times\mathcal{X}$, where $\mathcal{X}$ is a non-empty set. $k_i$ is the reproducing kernel of the Reproducing Kernel Hilbert ...
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Orthonormal basis $L^2(a,a+2\pi)$

Let $$\mathcal{B}=\left \{\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}},\frac{\cos x}{\sqrt{\pi}},\frac{\sin x}{\sqrt{\pi}},\frac{\cos 2x}{\sqrt{\pi}},\frac{\sin 2x}{\sqrt{\pi}},\dots\right \}$$. This is an orthonormal basis ...
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Sequence of orthogonal vectors in a Hilbert space

Let $\{x_n\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ be a sequance of pairwise orthogonal vectors in a Hilbert space $H$. Show that the following are equavalent: (a) $\sum_{n=0}^\infty x_n$ converges in the norm topology ...
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Weak convergence and infinite sum

Suppose that $\psi_n$ converges weakly to $\psi$ in a Hilbert space $H$. Assume further $\{\phi_k\}$ is an orthonormal sequence in $H$. Is it plausible that ...
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1answer
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Is a linear operator on $\ell^2$ defined by the inner product necessarily bounded? [duplicate]

If $a=\{a_n\}\in \ell^\infty(\mathbb{R})$ and $\langle a,x \rangle<\infty$ for all $x\in \ell^2(\mathbb{R})$, (where $\langle a, x\rangle=\displaystyle \sum_{k=1}^\infty a_kx_k$), then is $a\in ...
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Exercise about spectrum of selfadjoint operator.

I'm stuck on an exercise about the spectrum of a selfadjoint operator on a Hilbert space. The problem is the following: Let $(X,\langle \cdot, \cdot\rangle)$ a Hilbert space and let $A \in B(H)$ a ...
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Linear operator defined by its eigenvectors/values

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, $(e_n)$ a complete orthonormal sequence, and $\lambda_n$ a bounded sequence of complex numbers. Let $A$ be defined such that the $(e_n)$ are the eigenvectors of $A$ and the ...
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Weighted $L_2$ Hilbert space

this is a question where I am trying to find a reference for a result but I haven't been able to find one at all. Define $L_2(\mathbb R,d\mu) = \{g\in \mathbb R: \int g^2d\mu <\infty\}$. I am ...
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Parseval's theorem to $\sum_{k=1}^\infty |\langle x,x_k\rangle|^2$.

Let $\{x_k\}$ be a collection of vectors in a Hilbert space. We take any $x\in H$. The symbol $\langle .,.\rangle$ denote the inner product. The question is as follows. I have to apply the Parseval's ...
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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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The difference between a normed space being reflexive and being isomorphic to its dual

Quoting wikipedia "a normed vector space is reflexive if it coincides with its bidual". Another definition, more precise is that a normed vector space is reflexive if its evaluation map ...
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What is the smallest non-trivial Hilbert space?

I came to know without proof or explanation that smallest non-trivial Hilbart space is generated by two basis vectors. What is its proof? One example I know. Denote $a = (0 , 1)$ and $b = (1 , 0)$. ...
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Complete ONS and pure point spectrum

In all that follows all operators are taken to be densely defined on a Hilbert space $H$. Some textbooks state that an operator $A$ on $H$ has pure point spectrum if $H$ admits a complete ONS (Hilbert ...
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For bounded operator $U$, show that if $UU^*$, $U^*U$ are projections, then $U$ is a partial isometry

Let $(\mathcal{H}, (\cdot, \cdot))$ be a Hilbert space over $\mathbb{L} = \mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose that $U : \mathcal{H} \to\mathcal{H}$ is a bounded linear operator such that $UU^*$ and ...
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Span of Dirac's delta distributions dense in Hilbert space of $L^2$ functions?

According to Wiki a set of elements of a Hilbert space(B) is a basis for that space if: Orthogonality: Every two different elements of $B$ are orthogonal: $⟨e_k,e_j⟩=0$ for all $k$, $j$ in $B$ with ...
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1answer
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Question about different defintions of isometry on a Hilbert space

Let $(\mathcal{H} , (\cdot, \cdot))$ be a Hilbert space over the field $\mathbb{L} = \mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$ (so the norm on $\mathcal{H}$ is given by $\|\cdot\| = (\cdot, \cdot)^{\frac{1}{2}}$). ...