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Does this sequence of operators converge in norm or strongly?

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $\mathcal{L}(H)$ the set of all bounded linear operators $L:H\to H$, equiped with the usual norm $\|\cdot\|_{\mathcal{L}}$. Let $T:D(T)\subset H\to H$ be a densely-...
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What does it mean for two functions to be orthogonal? [duplicate]

When two finite dimensional vectors are orthogonal, i.e. perpendicular, their dot product is exactly zero, e.g. $$\mathbf{a}\cdot\mathbf{b}=a_1b_1+\cdots+a_nb_n=0.\tag{1}$$ When I studied functional ...
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Relationship of Fourier series and Hilbert spaces?

I just read in a textbook that a Hilbert space can be defined or represented by an appropriate Fourier series. How might that be? Is it because a Fourier series is an infinite series that adequately "...
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For a multiplication operator $M_f$ on $L^2$ with $f\geq 0$, is $SM_fS^{*}$ positive?

I have the following problem. Let $\Omega \subset R^n$ have finite measure, let $H = L^2(\Omega)$ and let $S: H \to H$ be a bounded linear operator. Then it is well known that $P = SS^*$ is a positive ...
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Compactness of Multiplication Operator on $L^2$

Suppose we have an bounded linear operator A that operates from $L^2([a,b]) \mapsto L^2([a,b])$. Now suppose that $A(f)(t) = tf(t)$. Is A compact? Edit: I know $A = A^*$ but I'm not really sure ...
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Does orthogonal decomposition characterize direct sums in Hilbert space?

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space with inner product $(\cdot, \cdot)$. I know that if $M$ is a closed subspace of $H$, then $H$ can be written as the direct sum $M \oplus M^\perp$, where $M^\perp$ stands ...
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Properties of reflexive Banach spaces

I just want to see the importance of reflexive Banach spaces and what is special about them compared to other Banach spaces. What kind of properties hold in reflexive spaces that do not necessarily ...
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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 that 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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Adjoint of multiplication by $z$ in the Bergman space

I am learning Hilbert space theory from Halmos' "Introduction to Hilbert space and the theory of spectral multiplicity". While talking about understanding adjoints (p. 39), he calls special ...
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Measure on a separable Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a real separable Hilbert space. Is it true that there exist a probability space $(\Omega, \mu)$ and a measurable function $\pi\colon \Omega \to H$ such that for any $h \in H$ we have  e^{-...
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Question about example of non-separable Hilbert space

I have come across the following example of a non-separable Hilbert space: Example 2.84. Let $I$ be a set, equipped with the discrete topology and the counting measure $\lambda_{\text{ count}}$ ...
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A complete eigenvector basis for the restricted operator

Let $X$ be a (not necessarily bounded) selfadjoint linear operator on a Hilbert space $H$ and let $M$ be a closed subspace such that $X(M) \subset M$. Suppose that $X$ admits an orthonormal basis ...