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Need help proving the equivalence of two norms !

Hey I could use alot of help with this problem please! Let (X, <-,->) be a Hilbert space over R. Then, let A: X -> X be a linear operator. Suppose that A is symettric and positive definite. Let ...
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How do I integrate $\langle\nabla u,\nabla v \rangle$ in arbitrary dimensions?

I am trying to show that if $u_n$ are eigenfunctions of the Laplacian operator that make up an orthonormal basis of $L^2$, then $u_n\sqrt{\lambda_n}^{-1}$ form an orthonormal basis of $H^1_0$. I ...
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Inner product on direct sum of Hilbert spaces

Let $H_1$ and $H_2$ are two different Hilbert spaces then how can we define the inner product on $H_1\oplus H_2$
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Hilbert vs Inner Product Space

What is the difference between a Hilbert space and an Inner Product space? They both seem to be defined as simply a vector space equipped with an inner product. Also can a metric always be defined ...
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Duality pairing and difference with inner product in Hilbert spaces

My question is an extension to the post Acting of a dual pairing in Sobolev Spaces. Here duality pairings were discussed and even given explicit examples. Let $U$ and $V$ be Hilbert spaces such that ...
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On the completeness of inner product spaces.

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, equipped with an inner product $(\cdot,\cdot)_1$ and norm $\|\cdot\|_1$ induced by it. Let $(\cdot,\cdot)_2$ be other inner product on $H$ and $\|\cdot\|_2$ the norm ...
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Gram-Schmidt for uncountable sets?

I know that Gram Schmidt can be applied to countable linear independent sets on Hilbert spaces, but what happens if we apply it on uncountable sets? Obviously this process has to fail then (at least ...
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Prove a space is Hilbert [duplicate]

I got stucked in this problem and get no clue to solve this. Can any one please help me? Thanks Suppose $X$ is an inner product space. If for every bounded linear function $f$, there exists $z \in ...
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Norm of the dual of the Tensor product of Hilbert spaces

Let $V$ and $W$ be Hilbert spaces, we can define inner product and induced norm on Tensor product of these spaces as: Let $v_1,v_2 \in V$,and $w_1,w_2 \in W$. then $(v_1 \otimes w_1, v_2 \otimes ...
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name of matrix of inner products $\langle f_i, f_j\rangle$

Given a Hilbert space $H$ and a number of elements $\phi_i\in H$, does the matrix $M$ with $$ M_{i,j} := \langle\phi_i, \phi_j\rangle $$ have any particular name?
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Are two hilbert spaces with the same algebraic dimension (their hamel bases have the same cardinality) isomorphic?

We know that two hilbert spaces tat have orthonormal bases of the same cardinality are isomorphic (as an inner product spaces). my question is what can we say when we know that their hamel bases ...
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inequality related to transformations and inner products

Let $T$ be a bounded transformation from a hilbert space to itself. Suppose that if $||f||\leq 1$ and $||g||<1$ then $|\text{Re}(Tf,g)|\leq M$ where we are taking the real part of the inner ...
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From a Hilbert space to another Hilber space, is a norm preserving invertible transformation also unitary?

Given two Hilber spaces - $H_1, H_2$ and a transformation $T:H_1 \to H_2$ that is norm preserving and invertable, does this imply that $T$ is also unitary transformation, namely that it preserves the ...
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Why is the inner product not an element of the Hilbert space?

What I know about Hilbert space is that, elements in that space can be complex numbers. But I was confused to read this statement from a book: The inner product, being a complex number, is not an ...
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Derivative of inner product (taking limit inside)

For each $x \in [a,b]$ let $A_x: H \to H$ be an operator on a Hilbert space. The inner product $(A_xu,v)_{H}$ can be thought of as a function from $[a,b] \to \mathbb{R}.$ I want to say that ...
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A problem with linear operator in a Hilbert space

Let $(H,(\cdot,\cdot)_H)$ and $(Q,(\cdot,\cdot)_Q)$ two Hilbert separable spaces s.t $H\subset Q$ and let $B:H\to Q$ a bounded and linear operator. Let $\sigma,\tau\in H$ two fixed elements. My ...
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A problem on the bounds of Lp-norms

Let $L>0$ and $\Omega$ be the set of all integrable functions from $[0,L]$ to $[0,+\infty]$. Also, Let $f\in \Omega$ such that $\left \| f \right \|_{1}=1$. Find the tightest possible bounds for: ...
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Find the fallacy in using the Cauchy–Schwarz inequality

Let $\int_{a}^{b}\frac{f(x)}{x}dx=k$, wherein $f(x),a,b,k$ are positive. According to the Cauchy–Schwarz inequality: $\int_{a}^{b}xf(x)dx=\int_{a}^{b}x^{2}\frac{f(x)}{x}dx\leq \left ( ...
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Prove or disprove this argument

Let $L>0$ and let $\Omega$ be the set of all integrable functions from $[0,L]$ to $]0,+\infty[$. For all $\varphi, \psi \in \Omega$ define $\left \langle \varphi,\psi \right ...
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Conditions of a constant inner product?

For a defined $f$, define $g$ such that: $\langle f,g \rangle = \int_a^b f(x)g(x)\,dx =cte \neq 0$
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How is the inner product in $H^{-1/2}$ defined?

Since $H^{1/2}$ is a Hilbert space, $H^{-1/2}$ must also be a Hilbert space by the isomorphism of Riesz representation theorem. How is the inner product defined there? We know there is a nice ...
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Proof that restriction of hermitian operator to its invariant subspace is also hermitian

Proof that restriction of hermitian operator to its invariant subspace is also hermitian What would be the most elegant way to prove this?
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121 views

Continuity of scalar product

In a Hilbert space $H$ with inner product and associated norm, why would if $\|x-x_n\| \longrightarrow 0$ and $\|y-y_n\| \longrightarrow 0$ also $\langle x_n,y_n\rangle \longrightarrow\langle ...
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How to interpret the adjoint?

Let $V \neq \{\mathbf{0}\}$ be a inner product space, and let $f:V \to V$ be a linear transformation on $V$. I understand the definition1 of the adjoint of $f$ (denoted by $f^*$), but I can't say I ...
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if $E^2=E$, then $\text{Im}\;E\subset\left(\ker E+(\ker E)^\perp\right)$?

Notation: $V$ is a infinite-dimensional inner product space; $\langle\cdot,\cdot\rangle$ is the inner product of $V$; $E:V\rightarrow V$ is a linear map; $\text{Im}=\{E(v):v\in V\}$; $\ker E=\{z\in ...
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Closed linear subset of a Hilbert space

If $H$ is a Hilbert space, and if $$(a,b)_H=0$$ for every $b \in B \subset H$, where $B$ is a closed linear subset of $H$, does it follow that $a=0$, the zero element of $H$?
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Projection operator for non-orthonormal basis

Let $V \subset H$ be Hilbert spaces. Let $\{v_j\}_{j=1}^\infty$ be a basis for $V$ and $H$. Define $V_N$ to be the span of $\{v_j\}_{j=1}^N$. We can define a projection operator $P:H \to V_N$ by ...
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Proving Inner Product Space

Let $E=C^1 [a,b]$ be the space of all continuously differentiable functions. For $f,g \in E$ define $$ \langle f,g \rangle \ = \ \int_a^b f'(x) \ g'(x) \ dx$$ Is $\langle f,g \rangle$ an inner product ...
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a question in projection

Let $V=L^2(\Omega)$, and $$k=\{v \in V ~s.t ~||v||_{L^2(\Omega)}\leq 1 \}$$ I need to find projection for any $u \in V$ on $k$. Please help me.I do not have any idea about this problem. I have many ...
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Show that Y is a closed subspace of l2

This might be a straight forward problem but I wouldn't ask if I knew how to continue. Apologies in advance, I am not sure how to use the mathematical formatting. We are currently busy with inner ...
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Prove a non-empty subset is closed in an inner product space

I hope someone would be able to help me with the finer details of this proof. Problem: M is a non-empty set in an Inner Product Space (IPS) X. I need to show that the annihilator of M which is ...
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Quick question about sum of subspaces of a Hilbert space

I just have a quick question. Suppose there is $Z$, a Hilbert space, with $A$ and $B$ closed linear subspaces. If $(a,b)=0$ for all $a \in A$ and $b \in B$, I know that $A+B$ is also closed. I don't ...
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inner product space and injective -surjective

Let $V$ and $W$ be two finite-dimensional inner product spaces over the same field and let $T\in \mathcal{L}(V,W)\ $ be a linear transformation. Show that $T$ is injective if $T^*$ is surjective.
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Two inequalities related to norm

We have some difficulties in the following problem: Let $H$ be a real Hilbert space. Find $\alpha>0$ such that $$ \langle\frac{u}{\sqrt{\|u\|}}-\frac{v}{\sqrt{\|v\|}}, u-v\rangle\geq ...
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Isomorphisms of inner-product spaces

I think I understand why all finite-dimensional vector spaces over a field $\mathbb{K}$ are isomorphic to $\mathbb{K}^n$. Any linear map $T: V \rightarrow W$ between finite-dimensional vector spaces ...
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Inner product? Yes or no?

I define an "inner product" on $H_0^2(U)$ where $U \subset R^n$ is bounded open set: $$\langle u,v\rangle = \int_U \Delta u \Delta v dx.$$ I need this when trying to find a weak solution for my PDE ...
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Hilbert spaces and orthogonality sets

I need to prove if $X$ is a Hilbert space and $M$ and $N$ it's closed: $$ (M+N)^\perp=M^\perp\cap N^\perp $$ thanks
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Question about L2 Inner Product and Integrals

Does exists $f\in L_2(\mathbb{R}^d)$ such that for all $g\in L_2(\mathbb{R}^d)$ which is not identically zero: ...
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Show that if the Riesz map is surjective on $H$, then $H$ is a Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a vector space equipped with an inner product $(\cdot, \cdot)$ and $f:H\to H',\ f(x)=(\cdot,x)$ surjective. Now, why $H$ is a Hilbert space? The other direction is clear by Riesz' ...
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Completion of pre-Hilbert space in H. Brezis' Functional Analysis

I'm trying to solve the problem 5.12 of Harim Brezis' Functional Analysis, Sobolev Spaces and Partial Differential Equations; but I'm stucked understanding the statement which comes as follows: ...
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Why isn't it a Hilbert space

Let $X$ be the vector space of all the continuous complex-valued functions on $[0,1]$. Then $X$ has an inner product $$(f,g) = \int_0^1 f(t)\overline{g(t)} dt$$ to make it an inner product space. But ...
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Question about linear operators on Hilbert spaces

I have the following question: "Let $V$ be a Hilbert space and let $T$ be a linear operator on $V$. If $S$ is any linear operator on $V$ that satisfies $\langle Tv,w \rangle = \langle Sv,w \rangle$ ...
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Theorem about orthogonal system in inner product space.

It is known that "If $\{x_n\}$ is a sequence in a real Hilbert space $H$ satisfying $$ \langle x_n, x_m\rangle =0 \quad\forall n\ne m, $$ then $\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}x_n$ is convergent if ...
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1answer
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Finding a linear mapping in a special Hilbert space

Let $H=\ell_2$, the real Hilbert space whose elements are the square-summable sequences of real scalars, i.e., $$ H=\left\{u=(u_1,u_2,\ldots,u_i,\ldots): ...
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Orthogonality checking in Kreyszig exercise

Let $H$ be inner product space with inner product $\langle\cdot,\cdot\rangle$ and norm $\lVert \cdot\rVert$. Let $x,y \in H$. Would you help me to prove that $\langle x,y\rangle=0$ if and only if ...
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Set of Bounded linear Operators on $l_2$ is dense on the set of bounded operators on $l_2$?

Let $l_2^{+}$ be the Hilbert space of all square summable sequences $\{x_n\}, n \in \mathbb{N}$ under some definition of inner-product $\langle,\rangle_l$. Define $B[l_2^{+}]$ as the set of all ...
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Representing with Hilbert Schmidt Norm

Am trying to see, if the following Trace function can be expressed using a Hilbert Schmidt Norm: $\operatorname{Tr}(X^TAX)$. Here, $X$ is a matrix whose entries take values that are finite and reals ...
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Dimension of Hilbert spaces obtained by the completion of countably-infinite dimensional inner product spaces

Let $\mathcal{V}$ be a countably infinite dimensional inner product space over $\mathbb{C}$ and Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ be the completion of $\mathcal{V}$. Will $\mathcal{H}$ always be a countably ...
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Minimizing a functional on $L^2$

Let $$ \mathcal{M} := \left\{f \in L^2([0,\pi]): \int_0^\pi f(x)\cos x dx = \int_0^\pi f(x)\sin x dx = 1\right\}. $$ Solve this problem: $$ \tag{P} \min_{\mathcal M} \int_0^\pi ...
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Under What Conditions Does the Action of the Dual Space Induce an Hermitian Inner Product?

I'm starting to learn about Dirac notation in Quantum Mechanics, and am coming from a pure background. The notes I'm reading states that we assume that the action of the dual space on the state space ...