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A representation of a $ C^{*} $-algebra.

I have a quick question about the representation theory of $ C^{*} $-algebras. A representation of a $ C^{*} $-algebra $ A $ is a $ * $-homomorphism $ \pi: A \to B(\mathcal{H}) $, where $ \mathcal{H} ...
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A characterization of Bessel sequences in a Hilbert space

I've shown that if for a sequence $\{f_{n}\}_{n=1}^{\infty}$ in a Hilbert space $H$ we have $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}|\langle f,f_n\rangle|^{2}< \infty$$ for all $f\in H$ (i.e., it is a Bessel ...
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Characterization of invertibility of bounded linear operator between Hilbert spaces

Let $T$ be a bounded linear operator from the Hilbert space $H_1$ to a Hilbert space $H_2$. I've shown that the existence of a $\delta>0$ such that $$ \langle T^{*}Tx,x\rangle\ge \delta \|x\|^2 ...
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Injectivity of normal operators on a Hilbert space

Let $A$ be a bounded normal operator on a Hilbert space $H$. I know that $$ \ker A=(\text{ran} A^{*})^{\perp}. $$ What I've been unsuccesfully trying to prove is that $A$ is injective iff its range is ...
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Can one define a functional on a Hilbert space based on its action on a Hilbert basis?

I know that the actions of a functional on a vector space can be uniquely described by the value the functional takes on each element of a (Hamel) basis. My question is, in a Hilbert space, would ...
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Weak Convergence implies boundedness and componentwise convergence

Let $\ell^2$ be the set of real number sequences $\{a_n\}$ such that $\sum a_n^2 <\infty$. Let $\langle a_n,y\rangle \rightarrow \langle a,y\rangle$ for some $a\in \ell^2$ and for all $y\in ...
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One of these two operators is not invertible

I have a Hilbert space $H$ and a bounded self-adjoint operator $T$ on it with $||T||=1$. I've been trying to show that at least one of $I+T, I-T$ are not invertible, but I haven't been able to make ...
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Linear algebra references for a deeper understanding of quantum mechanics

I'm a graduate student studying quantum mechanics/quantum information and would like to consolidate my understanding of linear algebra. What are some good math books for that purpose?
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Orthogonal in inner product space

Let $(X,<.>)$ is an inner product space prove that $x$ and $y$ are orthogonal if and only if $||x+αy|| \ge ||x||$ for any scalar $α$ . The first direction if $x$ and $y$ are orthogonal ...
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Modulus: Invariant Domain

Problem Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}$ and $\mathcal{K}$. Consider an operator: $$M:\mathcal{H}\to\mathcal{K}:\quad \|M\|=1$$ Regard dense subspaces: ...
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Show trigonometric function are complete on $L^2[0,2\pi]$

The proof is in the book but I couldn't understand it. Will appreciate your help. My doubts are in blue. Proof: Suppose $f(\theta)$ is any continuous, $2\pi$ periodic function ...
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Projection theorem for nonclosed subspaces

Is there a substitute for the projection theorem for Hilbertspaces (if $M$ is a closed subspace of $H$ then $H = M \oplus M^\perp$) in the case that $M$ is a linear subspace of $H$ which is not ...
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Banach space it isn't Hilbert space [duplicate]

How can give me two or three examples about Banach spaces which it is not Hilbert spaces with proof ( I mean why it isn't Hilbert spaces ) ?
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Can someone explain this problem I am having with the proof of the Riesz-Fischer theorem

Here is the form of the theorem I have; Let $\{e_n\}_{n=1}^{\infty} \in H$ be an orthonormal set (H a Hilbert space with inner product $(.,.)$) and let $(a_n)_{n=1}^{\infty}$ be an arbitrary sequence ...
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$X$ is inner product space then its completion is Hilbert space?

I have trouble finding a way to prove that the completion of my innerproduct space $X$ is a Hilbert space. How do I know that the norm on the completion of $X$ is induced by an innerproduct? Thanks ...
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Bounds for spectrum of self-adjoint operator on Hilbert space

$A$ is an self-adjoint bounded operator on Hilbert Space $H$, that is for all $x,y\in H$, $(Ax,y)=(x,Ay)$. $(~,~)$ is inner product of H. $$ m=\inf\limits_{||x||=1}(Ax,x) ~~~~~ ...
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Selfadjoint Operators: Relative Boundedness

Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a Hamiltonian: $$H:\mathcal{D}(H)\to\mathcal{H}:\quad H=H^*$$ Regard an operator: ...
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Selfadjoint Operators: 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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Subspace of $L^p(X,\Sigma,\lambda)$

Consider $R$-valued functions in $L^p(X,\Sigma,\lambda)$, where $X=X^1\times X^2$, $\Sigma=\Sigma^1\times \Sigma^2$ and $\lambda=\lambda^1\times \lambda^2$ For given $i$, does the subsapce $M=\{f\in ...
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Møller Operators: Functional Calculus

Problem Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}$ and $\mathcal{K}$. Consider Hamiltonians: $$H:\mathcal{D}(H)\to\mathcal{H}:\quad H=H^*$$ $$K:\mathcal{D}(K)\to\mathcal{K}:\quad K=K^*$$ and a bounded ...
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Double orthogonal complement of any closed subspace is it self

Let $H$ be a pre-Hilbert space such that any closed sub space $M \subset H$ has the property $M^{\bot \bot}=M$. Prove that $H$ is a Hilbert space (ie, prove that $H$ is complete) My attempt: As ...
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Proving that a sequence in $L^2(\mathbb R)$ is relatively compact

I have a bounded sequence $\{f_n\}_n$ in $L^2(\mathbb R)$ such that $\mbox{supp } f_n$ is uniformly bounded and $$ \int_{\mathbb R} x^2 |\Theta_n(x) (F f_n)(x)|^2 dx \leq C^2 $$ for all $n$, where ...
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Help needed in determining if statement is true

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, and $(x_n)_{n=1}^\infty$ be a sequence in $H$ with $x_n\rightharpoonup x\in H$ weakly. Then $\|x_n\|\to\|x\|$. I found this in one of my textbook; my question is if ...
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Fourier coefficients in a non-separable Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a non-separable Hilbert space. Let $\{ \phi _\alpha\} _{\alpha \in A} $ be a orthonormal system on $H$. Show that for every $x\in H$, there are only countably many Fourier coefficients, ...
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Need help for construct DLSQ-spline in $B$-form

In Schumaker, Larry L. "Computing bivariate splines in scattered data fitting and the finite-element method." Numerical Algorithms 48.1-3 (2008): 237-260 (Link to journal, link to author page for ...
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When is the Laplace Beltrami Operator self-adjoint?

The Laplace-Beltrami operator is an operator which is the typical example of a self-adjoint operator in $L^{2}$. I am wondering if this is also true for other Hilbert spaces $W^{k,2}$. If this is ...
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distances in $l^2$

This problem was posed by my friend and he said I may want to use some combinatorial set theory: Can you give me example of an uncountable $X \subseteq l^2$ (the Banach space of square summable ...
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Problem 8 from chapter 4 (“Hilbert Spaces: An Introduction”) of Stein and Shakarchi's Real Analysis

The following is problem 8 from chapter 4 ("Hilbert Spaces: An Introduction") of Stein and Shakarchi's Real Analysis. Suppose $\{t_k\}$ is a collection of bounded operators on a Hilbert space $H$. ...
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Hilbert-Schmidt and compact operators

I am new to this site and i dont really know how to ask questions properly, so i am really sorry if i did something wrong. My question is if there is a way to prove that a Hilbert-Schmidt operator is ...
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Identity Operator can be uniformly approximated by orthonormal basis

Let $H$ be a separable Hilbert space with orthonormal basis $e_1, e_2, ...$. I know that for any $x \in H$, we have $$\|x\|^2 = \sum\limits_n \|\langle x, e_n \rangle\|^2$$ and in fact $x = ...
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RKHS vs RKHS from sobolev spaces.

Which is more desirable in terms of solving a differential equation? Constructing an RKHS from sobolev space (essential reproducing kernels are of infinite support). Or directly choosing ...
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Characterization of positive elements of a sub-C*-algebra of $B(H)$

Let $A$ be a non-unital sub-C*-algebra of $B(H)$. I want to show that if $T\in A$ and $\lambda \in \mathbb{C}$ are such that $T+\lambda I_H\geq 0$ then $T$ is self-adjoint and $\lambda \geq 0$. Let ...
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Partial Isometries: Subspaces

Note: This thread is not to gain reputation!!! Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}$ and $\mathcal{K}$. Consider a bounded operator: $$W:\mathcal{H}\to\mathcal{K}:\quad\|W\|<\infty$$ Then a partial ...
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States: Density

Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Regard the CAR-algebra: $$\{a(\eta),a(\zeta)\}=0\quad\{a(\eta),a(\zeta)^*\}=\langle\eta,\zeta\rangle$$ Consider a density: ...
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How is the Point Spectrum of a Compact Operator Countable?

I'm working on understanding a proof that if an operator $A$ on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ is compact, then show that $\sigma(A) - \{0\} \subseteq \sigma_p(A)$. If you're not familiar with this ...
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If $H$ is a Hilbert space, does the coordinate projection $\pi :H\oplus H\rightarrow H$ take closed subspaces to closed subspaces?

Here $H\oplus H$ has the product topology, which is induced from the "$\ell^2$-norm" $\|(x,y)\|:=\sqrt{\|x\|^2+\|y\|^2}$. This is indeed a Hilbert space via the inner product $\langle (x,y), ...
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Spectrum of simple multiplication operator on $L^2(0,1)$

I'm trying to calculate the spectrum of the linear operator $T: L^2(0,1) \to L^2(0,1)$ given by $T(f) \to tf(t)$. I've found a few facts about this operator but I'm still struggling to find the exact ...
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What Do Hilbert Spaces Look Like?

For any vector space $V$ over $\mathbb{C}$, let $X$ be a set whose cardinality is the dimension of $V$. Then $V \cong \bigoplus\limits_{i \in X} \mathbb{C}$ as vector spaces. Is there a similar ...
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The cardinality of dense subsets of infinite-dimensional Hilbert spaces

If $H$ is an infinite-dimentional Hilbert space, then does $\dim H$ coincide with the smallest cardinal of a dense subset of $H$?
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question of hilbert spaces

let A be a bounded linear functional on the subspace M of the Hilbert space H , show that there exists a unique extension of A to H having the same norm ?
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About the largest eigenvalue of Hilbert-Schmidt integral operators

Let $\Omega$ be an open set of $\mathbb{R}^d$ and $K \in L^2(\Omega\times \Omega)$ such that for almost all $x,y \in \Omega$ : $K(x,y)=K(y,x)$ $K(x,y)>0$ One can show that under these ...
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Are continuous bounded functions a subspace of $L^2$?

I have a problem where I need to work with functions that are square-integrable, bounded and continuous, i.e. the space $ L^2 \supset X = \left\{ f \in L^2 \mid f \text{ bounded, continuous}\right\} ...
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Projection on closed subspace of $L^p$, $1<p<\infty$

Let $1<p<\infty$ and $K$ be a closed subspace of $L^p(X, \mathcal{M}, \mu)$. If $f\in L^p$ then there exists a unique $h\in K$ such that $||f-h||_p$ equals $$ \text{dist}(f,K)=\inf_{g\in ...
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Notation in Reed/Simon Vol. IV (and possibly an earlier volume)

I'm wondering if there are any mathematical physicists/analysts out there that can help me with some notation I've seen in Reed and Simon's books on analysis. Unfortunately I don't have time to read ...
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Projection on closed subspace of $L^1$, $L^{\infty}$

For $p=1,\infty$ let $K$ be a closed subspace of $L^p(\mathbb{R},m)$. According to this question, it should be easy to find examples of $K$ and $f\in L^p(\mathbb{R},m)$ such that there exists a ...
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Is this a Hilbert space?

For $n\geq 2$, we let $\mathcal{H}$ be the complex vector space of all complex-valued functions on $[0,1]$ such that (a) $f(0)=0$, (b) for $1\leq k\leq n-1$, $f^{(k)}$ exists everywhere and is ...
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Infinite dimensional spaces other than functional spaces

"Functional analysis" is the study of infinite dimensional spaces equipped with inner product, norm, topology...etc. The most interesting spaces are the spaces of functions/operators and sequences. I ...
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help in proving equivelant statements of $f=\sum\limits_{i=1}^\infty \langle f,\phi_i \rangle \phi_i \space \forall f\in H$

Let $H$ is a hilbert space. $\{\phi_i\}_{i=1}^\infty$ is an orthonormal set A set $\{\phi_i\}_{i=1}^\infty$ is complete in $H$ if any of the following statements hold: $f=\sum\limits_{i=1}^\infty ...
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Compact Operators: Trace

Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a bounded operator: $$A:\mathcal{H}\to\mathcal{H}:\quad\|A\|<\infty$$ Regard orthonormal bases: ...
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Polar Decomposition: Ranges

This is just a note. Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}$, $\mathcal{K}$. Consider a closed operator: $$T:\mathcal{D}(T)\to\mathcal{K}:\quad ...