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“Refinement” of the existence of faithful representations of C*-algebras?

Conway, in a course in operator theory, brings the statement 1. below as a theorem and statement 2. below as an exercise. Still, he states that 2. refines 1., but I can't see it. Every C*-algebra ...
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No trace on $B(H)$ if $H$ is infinite dimensional

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional Hilbert space and $B(H)$ the bounded linear operators on $H$. Then thre is no ultra weakly continous non-zero positve trace $tr:B(H)\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$. I ...
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Unique trace on a type $II_1$ von Neumann Algebra

Let $M \subseteq B(H)$ be a type $II_1$ von Neumann Algebra. Then any two non-zero ultraweakly continious normalised traces $Tr,tr : \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ are equal. I'm trying to understand this ...
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Minimal projections and Type II von Neumann Algebras.

Let $M \subseteq B(H)$ be a type $II_1$ factor. Can it contain a minimal projection? If it can't, what would go wrong? I assume something about the trace being faithful?
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Polar decomposition in a von Neumann algebra

Let $M \subseteq B(H)$ be a von Neumann algebra and $T \in M$. If $T=U|T|$ is the polar decomposition of T, why is $U \in M$? I'm thinking it's because $M$ is SOT-closed, but I'm not entirely sure.
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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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About what happens to eigenspace under functional calculus for Unbounded Operator

Let $T$ be an unbounded self adjoint positive operator on a Hilbert Space $\mathcal{H}$. Let $x \in \mathcal{H}$ be a vector such that $Tx = x$. Is it true that $T^{\frac{1}{2}} x = x$. For what $f$ ...
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About Antilinear (possibly Unbounded) Operators

Let $T$ be an unbounded anti-linear operator on a Hilbert Space. I would like to know if there is a natural or easy way to see existence of adjoint of $T$, closability of $T$(such as when $T^*$ is ...
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Projection operator in Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, can we find an increasing net of finite rank projections which converge to the identity in the strong operator topology? And I think if $H$ is separable, we can find an ...
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Approximate point spectrum and left topological zero divisors

Recall that a left topological zero divisor in a Banach algebra $A$ is an element $a\in A$ such that there exists a sequence of unit vectors $(a_{n})$ in $A$ with $\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}aa_{n}=0$. ...
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Conditional expectation on the space of bounded linear operators

In the paper from the link http://arxiv.org/pdf/0906.0139.pdf the author uses a diagonal conditional expectation. We take a seperable Hilbert space $H$ and fix an orthonormal basis $(e_n)_{n \in ...
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Stone's theorem for 1-parameter groups of unitary multipliers?

Let $A$ be a nonunital C*-algebra and let $M(A)$ denote its multiplier algebra. Let $(u_t)_{t \in \mathbb{R}}$ be a strictly continuous 1-parameter group of unitary multipliers. That is, $u_t x \to x$ ...
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Norms arising from all representations of *-algebras

It is common that in order to obtain a $C^*$-algebra from a $^*$-algebra $A$ one defines a norm on $A$ by $$\|x\|=\sup\{\|\pi(x)\|\,|\,\pi\ \text{is a }^*\text{-representation of }A\}.$$ However, I ...
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How to prove $[x,p]=i$ $\implies$ $[x,p^n]=inp^{n-1}$?

How to prove $[x,p]=i$ $\implies$ $[x,p^n]=inp^{n-1}$? I can do this using $p=i\frac{d}{dx}$, but my book hasn't introduced this yet so is there another proof without using this ? These are just ...
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Questions about $B(H)$ and $B(H)/K(H)$ as Banach space

I am trying to investigate the relation between Uniformly Convexity and existence of Schauder Basis for a Banach space. I read in a Handbook article that $B(H)$ (the algebra of all bounded operators ...
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Sufficient condition for self-adjoint subset of bounded linear operators on a Hilbert space being irreducible

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and denote as $B(H)$ the bounded linear operators on $H$. Let $M$ be a subset of $B(H)$, s.t. for $A \in M$, also $A^* \in M$. How can one show that if the commutant has ...
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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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Inner product on a von Neumann algebra

Let $M$ be a $\sigma$-finite von Neumann algebra (one which admits a faithful normal state) acting on a Hilbert space $H$. Denote its faithful normal state by $\omega$. We can define an inner product ...
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a trace class operator problem

Could someone help me with this Prove that If $A$ and $B$ are positive trace class operators on a Hilbert space, then so is $A^zB^{(1-z)}$ for a complex number $z$ such that $0 <Re(z)< 1$. An ...
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Point spectrum in Hilbert spaces

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and and $T\in B(H)$ be normal and $\sigma_p(T)$ be the point spectrum of $T$ (i.e the set of all eigenvalues of T) and let $E$ denote the spectral measure. I'm trying to ...
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Multiplication not continuous in $B(H)$ in the strong operator topology

I'm reading this answer by t.b., and I'm only interested in the case when $X$ is an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space. Regarding Question 2, in the first bullet point he claims the following: "Given ...
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Kernel inclusion implies factorization

I have a question whether a certain fact is true for arbitrary operators on a Hilbert space. Namely, consider Hilbert spaces $H,K$, an operator $A\in B(H)$ and another $B\in B(H,K)$. Moreover, assume ...
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Smallness/ Rigidity of $\kappa(\mathcal{H})$ without using minimal projections?

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space and $\kappa(\mathcal{H})$ the $C^*$-algebra of compact operators on $\mathcal{H}$. By smallness/ rigidity of $\kappa(\mathcal{H})$ I am referring to the following ...
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Compute spectral/projection-valued measures explicitly?

Spectral/projection-valued measures have very handy applications theoretically, but I got stuck when asked to compute explicitly certain projection-valued measures. Let's focus on the following: ...
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Must-read papers in Operator Theory

I have basically finished my grad school applications and have some time at hand. I want to start reading some classic papers in Operator Theory so as to breathe more culture here. I have read some ...
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153 views

Inequality - tensor product, Hilbert spaces

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space and let $\mathcal{K}$ be a Hilbert space with an orthonormal basis $\{ e_i \}_{i \in I}$. Let $A$ be bounded linear operator from $\mathcal{H} \otimes \mathcal{K}$ ...
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Form of weakly continuous linear functional

This was originally a problem in Stratila and Zsido's "Lectures on von Neumann algebras" (E.1.2). I've spent so much time working on it, and right now I cannot see how the result can be so simple. ...
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Formula for trace of compact operators on $L^2(\mathbb{R})$ given by integral kernels?

Given an appropriate function $K: \mathbb{R}^2 \to \mathbb{C}$, say continuous of compact support, we obtain a compact operator $T$ on the Hilbert space $L^2(\mathbb{R})$ by the formula $$ (T h)(t) = ...
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Tensor product of Hilbert Algebras

A Hilbert algebra is an inner product space that is also a *-algebra where the various operations and structures interact according to some axioms. One of those axioms is that the linear operation ...
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References on Algebraic Operators

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space and $d$ is an inner derivation on $\mathcal{L}(\mathcal{H})$. An operator $T\in\mathcal{L}(\mathcal{H})$ is algebraic if $p(T)=0$ for some polynomial $p$. In ...
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An explicit example of an invariant halfspace of the unilateral shift?

In a recent talk, A. Popov stated the following fact The unilateral shift on $\ell^2$ has invariant halfspaces. Halfspaces are closed subspaces whose dimension and codimension are both infinite. ...
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Is inversion sequentially continuous in SOT?

Let $A_n \overset{SOT}{\to} A$ where $A$ is invertible. Does $A_n^{-1} \overset{SOT}{\to} A^{-1}$? Does $A_n^{-1} \overset{WOT}{\to} A^{-1}$? EDIT: Forgot to mention $\{A,A_n\}\in\mathscr{B(H)}$ ...
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What is the use of Spectral Theorem?

Obviously the version for compact and self-adjoint linear operators on Hilbert Spaces is very useful since it decomposes the operators into orthogonal projections. However, the following more general ...