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For question involving Hilbert spaces, that is, complete normed spaces whose norm comes from an inner product.

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Is compactness a stronger form of continuity?

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. We say that a linear operator $T \colon H \to H$ is compact if it maps bounded sets to precompact ones, that is, if for every bounded sequence $(a_n)$ in $H$, $(Ta_n)$ has ...
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Equivalent inner products on a Hilbert space

Take a Hilbert space $(\mathcal H,(\cdot,\cdot)_{\mathcal H})$ and two equivalent inner products $(\cdot,\cdot)_1$ and $(\cdot,\cdot)_2$ on $\mathcal H$, i.e. such that there are $a,b \in \mathbb R$ ...
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Is the right shift operator bounded?

I was reading my lecture notes for functional analysis when I came across the following statement: Let $(e_{n})$ be a total orthonormal sequence in a separable Hilbert space H. The right shift ...
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Prove of inequality under a Hilbert space.

Let $x\neq y$ when $x,y\in H$ and H is a Hilbert space which satisfy $\|x\|=\|y\|=r$. Show that $\|\frac{x+y}{2}\|<r$. Actually in my question r=1 but as far as i could understand there is a way ...
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Sufficient Condition for $f\in L^{1}(\mathbb{R}^{d})$ to belong to $L^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{d})$ in terms of its Fourier coefficients

Question. Let $\left\{\varphi_{j}\right\}$ be a complete orthonormal system for $L^{2}(\mathbb{R}^{d})$ such that each $\varphi_{j}\in C_{b}(\mathbb{R}^{d})$ (the space of continuous, bounded ...
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Is $\mathcal{C}([0,1])$ homeomorphic to a Hilbert space?

Let $\mathcal{C}([0,1])$ the Banach space of continuous functions from $[0,1]$ to $\mathbb{C}$. The norm on $\mathcal{C}([0,1])$ is $f \mapsto \| f\|_{\infty}= \sup_{x \in [0,1]} |f(x)|$. Is it ...
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For what sequences of real numbers $\left\{ k_{n}\right\}$ is the set of functions $\left\{ e^{ik_{n}x}\right\}$ a basis?

It is well known that the set of functions $\left\{ e^{^{inx}}\right\}$, for integer $n$, is an othonormal basis for the space of square integrable real functions in the interval $[-\pi,\pi]$. Now ...
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Vector space that can be made into a Banach space but not a Hilbert space

Are there any (real or complex) vector spaces which can be made into a Banach space given a suitable norm, but cannot be given a norm that makes it a Hilbert space? I know that the parallelogram law ...
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A linear operator on a finite dimensional Hilbert space is continuous

How do I show that a linear function from a Hilbert space $H$ to itself is continuous if $H$ is finite dimensional? Also, what would be an example of a linear function from a Hilbert space to itself ...
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A complete orthonormal system contained in a dense sub-space.

Let H be a separable complex Hilbert space. Let A be a dense sub-space of H. Is it possible to find a complete orthonormal system for H that is contained in A?
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The spectrum of a self-adjoint operator on $\mathcal l^2$

Let $S$ be the unilateral shift operator on $\mathcal l^2$ (which shifts one place to the right) and $S^*$ its adjoint, the backward shift (which shifts one place to the left). I've been trying to ...
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Example that in a normed space, weak convergence does not implies strong convergence.

The book "Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications" (Kreyszig) presents the following definitions. A sequence $(x_n)$ in a normed space $X$ is said to be strongly convergent if there is ...
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Sequences are Cauchy depending on the norm?

Assume that we have two Banach spaces $B_1, B_2$ with their underlying sets being identical. Is it possible that a Cauchy sequence in one of the spaces would fail to be Cauchy in the other? I am ...
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Sum of Closed Operators Closable?

Let $A$ and $B$ be closed operators on a (separable complex) Hilbert space with dense domains $D(A)$ and $D(B)$ respecitvely. Then, we may define the operator $A+B$ on $D(A)\cap D(B)$. In general, ...
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Energy estimate of the differential equation $\dot{x}=Ax$

Conside the differential equation $$\dot{x}=Ax,\qquad x(t):{\bf R}\to{\mathcal H}$$ where $\mathcal{H}$ is a Hilbert space and $A$ is a bounded linear operator. With the initial condition, one can ...
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Existence of the Pettis integral

This is related to a question of MO: A question on the integral of Hilbert valued functions. I'm sure it's easy, but I cannot think right now, so I thought I'd ask. Let $f:[0,1]\rightarrow H$ be a ...
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Is every Hilbert space a Banach algebra?

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. Could we say that, always there is a multiplication on $H$, that makes it into a Banach algebra? If not, under which conditions does it exist?
It seems that both isometric and unitary operators on a Hilbert space have the following property: $U^*U = I$ ($U$ is an operator and $I$ is the identity operator) What is the difference between ...