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Weak convergence of partial sums

I recently came across an interesting problem on weak convergence in $\ell^2 (\Bbb N)$. Suppose that we have canonical basis $\{e_i\}$ in $\ell^2 (\Bbb N)$. We need to prove that the sequence ...
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Prove that this space is not Banach

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be an open, bounded set with boundary $\partial\Omega$ of class $C^1$. $$\mathcal{A}:=\{u\in C^2(\bar\Omega):u=0\text{ on }\partial\Omega \}$$ endowed with the scalar ...
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Weak and Norm convergence in Banach Space

I know (and have proven) that in a Hilbert space, $\mathscr{H}$, if a sequence $z_i\overset{w}{\to}z$ and $\|z_i\|\to\|z\|$, then $\|z_i-z\|\to0$. I'm trying to find a counterexample in a Banach ...
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Alternating projections on a Hilbert space

Let $P_1, P_2$ be the orthoprojections onto $S_1, S_2$, closed subspaces of a Hilbert space $H$. It is straightforward to show that if $(P_1P_2)^nx \to z$ then $z \in S_1 \cap S_2$ (I can post a quick ...
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Density result in Hilbert space

Assume that $b\in \mathbb{C}$ such that $0<\vert b \vert <1$. We consider the familly $f_{p}=\{1,b^{p},b^{2p},b^{3p},b^{4p},...,b^{np},...)$. How can one prove that $\operatorname{Span}(f_{p}, \ ...
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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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Weak derivative of one parameter group and the domain of its generator

Let $U(t)=\exp(i t A)$ be a one parameter group generated by self-adjoint (unbounded) operator A. It is well-known that if $$ \lim_{t\rightarrow 0} \frac{U(t)\psi-\psi}{t} $$ exists then $\psi$ ...
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Superspace as the Hilbert Space for Quantum Gravity

This is a question I've asked in physics.stackexchange, but have obtained no answers: Let $\mathcal{A}$ be the Ashtekar connection. Since $^{(3)}g_{AB}=i\frac{\delta}{\delta\mathcal{A}^{AB}}$ (see R. ...
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Proof of an equivalence in Hilbert spaces

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. Prove that the following are equivalent: a) the algebraic dimension of $H$ is finite; b) each closed, not empty subset $C$ has an element of minimum norm (that is the ...
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Orthogonal Projections in Hilbert space

I am stuck with the following exercise about projections in Rudin 12.26. Let $H$ be a Hilbert space $P,Q\in B(H)$ self-adjoint projections (A projection has the property that $P^2=P$), then the ...
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$\lambda_k \to 0$ implies $T$ is compact?

I am doing an exercise which asks to show that if $\{\varphi_k\}$ is an orthonormal basis in a Hilbert space with $T$ a bounded operator satisfying $T\varphi_k = \lambda_k \varphi_k$, then $\lambda_k ...
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How to show that time-dependent norm is continuous (please verify my proof)

For each $t \in [0,T]$, let $H_t$ be a Hilbert space. Suppose for each $t$, the operator $T_t:H_0 \to H_t$ is a linear homeomorphism with inverse $T_{-t}:H_t \to H_0$ also linear homeomorphism. ...
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Projection of vector on subspaces in a Hilbert space

This may be a vague title and I think that this question must have an easy answer. Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a weighted $\ell^2$ space of complex sequence $\{x(n)\}_{n \geqslant 1}$ such that $$\|x\|^2 = ...
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Want to show an operator is compact

With $V=L^2(0,T;H^1(\Omega))$, let $A:V \to V^*$ with $$\langle Au,v \rangle = \int_0^T \int_{\Omega} \nabla u(t) \cdot \nabla v(t).$$ I want to show that $A$ is a compact operator. So, one way to ...
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Why is closeness of an ideal useful?

In the GNS-construction for an $C^*$-algebra $\mathcal A$ (see this script on page 30) one starts with a state $\phi:\mathcal A\rightarrow \mathbb C$ (positive linear functional with $\|\phi\|=1$). ...
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Direct sum of orthogonal subspaces

I'm working on the following problem set. Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space and $A$ and $B$ orthogonal subspaces of $\mathcal{H}$. Prove or disprove: 1) $A \oplus B$ is closed, then $A$ and $B$ ...
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If $u_m \to u$ and $v_m \to v$, does $b(u_m,v_m) \to b(u,v)$?

In a Hilbert space $H$, if $u_m \to u$ and $v_m \to v$, does $b(u_m,v_m) \to b(u,v)$ if $b$ is a bounded bilinear form on $H$?
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Is the adjoint of a quasinormal operator quasinormal as well?

I am trying to make sense of the various properties of operators on Hilbert spaces that generalise the notion of normality. It is known that for a (bounded) operator $A$ there are the following ...
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Estimate on the norm of a self-adjoint operator

EDIT: thks to Martin's comment I realize the previous version was wrong. Here is the correct version of what I need to show: I am trying to show that if $A$ is a self - adjoint operator in a Hilbert ...
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A generalization of the Cauchy-Schwarz inequality to linear operators

If $A$ is an operator and $A \in \mathcal{B_{+}(X)}$ (the set of the positive operators) then the generalization of the Cauchy-Buniakowsky-Schwarz inequality holds: $$|\langle Ax,y\rangle| \leq ...
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Finding the minimizing vector of a $l_{2}$ sequence

I am working on a problem sheet and this question has me stuck. A little guidance will be appreciated. Let $X = l_{2}$. Let $x \in X$ be given by $x = \{\frac{1}{2^{i}} \}^{\infty}_{i=1}$ Let $M ...
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Compact operator on $l^2$

Let A be a bounded linear operator on $l^2$ defined by A($a_n$)=($\frac{1}{n} a_n$). Would you help me to prove that A is compact operator. I guess the answer using an approximation by a sequences of ...
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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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Equivalents norms in Sobolev Spaces

I know that this is classical but I have never do the calculations to show that the norms in the sobolev space $W^{k,p}(\Omega)$ \begin{equation} \|u\|_{k,p,\Omega}= \Bigl(\int_{\Omega} ...
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proving “$C^1([−1,1])$ is dense in the given space with given norm”

Define $$E = \left \{ f \in W^{1,2} (-1,1) \; | \; \| f \|_E := \left( \int_{-1}^1 (1-x^2 ) | f' (x) |^2 dx + \int_{-1}^1 | f(x) |^2 dx \right)^{\frac{1}{2}} < \infty \right \}.$$ Then how can I ...
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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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Sesquilinear forms on Hilbert spaces

Definition of the problem Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space, and let $B:\mathcal{H}\times\mathcal{H}\rightarrow\mathbb{K}$ be a sesquilinear form. Prove that TFAE: $(i)$ $B$ is continuous. ...
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Family of Self-Adjoint Operators that are Multiplications on a Common $L^2(\mu)$?

Suppose that $H$ is some (complex) Hilbert space and that $\{T_\alpha: \alpha \in I\}$ is some collection of bounded self-adjoint operators on $H$. A version of the spectral theorem states that for ...
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Projections on Hilbert space

My question is: Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $T \in B(H)$. Prove that $T$ is a projection if and only if $T$ is the identity on the orthogonal complement of its kernel. Thanks
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Why are only Sobolev spaces with certain exponents Hilbert Space?

I would like to know why $W^{k,2} (\Omega) $ is a Hilbert space , why is it impossible to define inner product in other Sobolev spaces, ie exponent $\ge2$ . Here $||u||_{W^{k,2} (\Omega)} $ = ...
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how to show $f$ attains a minimum?

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and let $f\colon H\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous convex function such that $f(x_n)\rightarrow\infty$ whenever $\lVert x_n\rVert\to\infty$. We need to show that $f$ ...
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What is the orthogonal complement of this subset of $L^2[0,1]$?

Let $A\subset[0,1]$ be measurable, and let $g\in L^2(A,dx)$. Let $C=\{f\in L^2[0,1]:m\{x\in A:f(x) \ne g(x)\}=0 \}$, that is, the set of functions which are equivalent to $g$ on $A$. Prove that $C$ ...
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Hilbert sum of $L_2(X_\nu,\mu_\nu)$ spaces.

Let $\{(X_\nu,\mu_\nu):\nu\in\Lambda\}$ be a family of measurable spaces. Is it true that $\bigoplus_2\{L_2(X_\nu,\mu_\nu):\nu\in\Lambda\}$ isometrically isomorphic to ...
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A question about projection in Hilbert space .

Let $a$ be a non-zero element of an Hilbert space $H$. I try to prove that for every $x\in H$, $$ d(x, \{a\}^{\perp})=\frac{\left|\langle x,a\rangle \right|}{\left\|a\right\|}. $$ So $d(x, ...
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Hilbert space on a finite set

If X is a finite set, what does the Hilbert space $L^2(X)$ means? - saw this notion on The Princeton Companion to Mathematics.
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What is the image of operator exponential?

Given a Banach space $V$ and a bounded linear operator $A:V\to V$, the operator $e^A$ is bounded and invertible. When $V$ is finite dimensional, every invertible operator is of the form $e^B$ (one can ...
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Hilbert Spaces - an application of the minimax principle.

Let $A$ be a compact, self-adjoint operator, $A \geq 0$. We need to prove that for any orthonormal system $\{e_i\}_1^{\infty}$ and for any $N$, $$\sum_1^N \langle Ae_i,e_i \rangle \leq \sum_1^N ...
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Spectral Measures: Support vs. Concentration

The support of a Borel spectral measure is defined by: $$\lambda\in\mathrm{supp}E:\iff E(U)>0\quad\lambda\in U\in\mathcal{T}$$ (See the german wikipedia article: Spektralmaß) Now, consider a Borel ...
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Why are “not bounded” operators not everywhere defined?

Let $X, Y$ be Banach spaces, $\mathcal{D}(T)$ a subspace of $X$, and $T\colon X\to Y$ a linear map. Such a $T$ is commonly called an unbounded linear operator, where unbounded just means that the ...
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Eigenfunctions and spectrum of $T:H \to H^*$ where $H$ is a Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space with dual $H^*$. Suppose $T:H \to H^*$ is a linear bounded symmetric operator. (We probably don't want to identify $H$ with $H^*$). Can we talk about the ...
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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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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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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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Closed subspace $M=(M^{\perp})^{\perp}$ in PRE hilbert spaces. [duplicate]

Is it true that $M=(M^{\perp})^{\perp}$ if $M$ is a closed subspace of a PRE hilbert space (a space with a scalar product, but that is not complete)? The proof of the analog fact for hilbert spaces ...
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Sequence of bounded linear operators implicating Cauchy sequence in $\mathbb K$

Let H be a Hilbert space and $(T_n)_{n \in \mathbb N}$ be a sequence in ${\rm BL}(H)$ (bounded linear operators) such that $(\langle y,T_nx \rangle)_{n \in \mathbb N}$ is a Cauchy sequence in $\mathbb ...
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Dual of $div$ on spaces where the tangential value is fixed

Say $\Omega$ is a domain in $\mathbb R^3$ with a smooth boundary $\Gamma$. Consider the spaces $$ H_{n,0}=\{v\in H^1(\Omega):n\cdot v \bigr |_{\Gamma} = 0\} $$ and $$ H_{t,0}=\{v\in ...
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Operator norm of orthogonal projection

I was assigned the following homework problem: "Let $P:\mathcal{H} \to \mathcal{H}$ be bounded and linear. Assume it satisfies $P^2 = P$ and $P^\star = P$. Show $\|P\| \le 1$." This isn't too hard ...
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Show that a Hilbert space with two inner products has a basis that is orthogonal with respect to both inner products

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a complex, $n$-dimensional Hilbert space with two inner products $\langle \cdot, \cdot \rangle_1$, $\langle \cdot, \cdot \rangle_2$. Show that there exists a basis $ X = x_1, ...
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Has this theorem (on existence of inverse) an analogous for unbounded operators?

Let $S,T:X\to X$ be bounded linear operators, where $X$ is a Banach space. It's a consequence of the Banach Fixed Point Theorem that if $T$ is invertible and $\|T-S\|\|T^{-1}\|<1$ than $S$ is ...
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Conditional expectation as an orthogonal projection to what subspace?

Given a random variable $X$ and a sub sigma algebra $N$ of its sampling space, it is often said that $E(\dot \, \mid N)$ is an orthogonal projection, since $X-E(X\mid N)$ and $E( X\mid N)$ are ...