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Convex subset of Hilbert space as intersection of closed balls

How does one prove that any closed, convex, and bounded subset of a Hilbert space is the intersection of the closed balls that contain it?
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Exhibiting open covers with no finite subcovers.

How do I exhibit an open cover of the closed unit ball of the following: (a) $X = \ell^2$ (b) $X=C[0,1]$ (c) $X= L^2[0,1]$ that has no finite subcover?
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Recognition of an orthonormal complete set in an Hilbert Space

I recently came across this exercise: Let $u_n:[0,1]\to \mathbb R$ be the sequence of functions defined by: $$(u_n):=\text{sign }(\sin(2^n\pi x)),\qquad n=0,1,2,\dots$$ a)Prove that this set of ...
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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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Addition of Unbounded Operators

Let $H$ be a (separable complex) Hilbert space and let $A$ and $B$ be two densely-defined, maximally-defined linear operators on $H$ with domains $D(A)$ and $D(B)$ respectively. (By maximall-defined, ...
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Is this functional weakly continuous?

Take a $C^1$ function $G \colon \mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}$ and define a functional $$\mathcal{G}(u)=\int_0^1G(u(t))\, dt, \quad u \in H^1(0, 1).$$ We then have $\mathcal{G}\in C^1\big(H^1(0, 1)\to ...
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Nonseparable $L^2$ space built on a sigma finite measure space

Is it possible to have a nonseparable $L^2$ Hilbert space for which the underlying measure space is sigma finite? I appreciate any example but prefer one built on the Borel sigma algebra of some ...
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The sup norm on $C[0,1]$ is not equivalent to another one, induced by some inner product

Let $\mathrm{C}[0,1]$ be the space of continuous functions $[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ endowed with the norm $||x||_{\infty}=\mathrm{max}_{t\in [0,1]}|x(t)|$. It is easy to verify that this norm is ...
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Matrix Representation of Trace Class Operators

Suppose we have a separable Hilbert space (thus with a countable basis) and that represent an operator in matrix form, i.e: $A: H \rightarrow H $$$x \;\rightarrow \sum_{j \in \mathbb{N}}\left(\sum_{k ...
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Show that a subspace of l2 is not complete

I would like to know if this exercise is correct. Let $\Bbb R^\infty=\{x:\Bbb N\rightarrow \Bbb R: \exists n \text{ such that}\quad x(k)=0 \quad \forall k\geq n\}$. Show that $(\Bbb R^\infty, \| ...
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Strong convergence of an “averaging” operator

Let $X$ be an Hilbert space and $S:X \rightarrow X$ be a bounded linear operator with $||S||=1 $ Define $$T_n= \frac{1}{n} \sum_{r=0}^{n-1} S^r$$ I want to show it converges strongly to some ...
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Duality mappings on finite-dimensional spaces

I have a few questions regarding some concepts in a book "nonlinear partial differential equations by Roubicek" I am studying. The following is from the text. "Let $V$ be a separable, reflexive ...
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Prove or disprove existence of a sequence converging weakly to $0$ in an infinite dim Hilbert space

This is a problem on an old analysis qual, the prompt is: "Prove or give a counter example: if $H$ is an infinite dimensional Hilbert space and $0$ is the zero vector in $H$, then there exists a ...
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Bounded operator and Compactness problem

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space with orthonormal basis $(e_{n})_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$. Furthermore, let $T\colon H\rightarrow C[a,b]$ be a bounded operator. a) Let $x\in [a,b]$. Show that there is a ...
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Space of Jordan curves

The space of square-integrable functions $f:[0,1]\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is well conceivable: it's essentially an $\infty$-dimensional Euclidean space (the Hilbert space $L^2$) with well interpretable ...
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Every Hilbert-Schmidt is an integral operator?

Let $(X,\mu)$ be a $\sigma$-finite measure space. If $K\in\mathcal{L}^2(X\times X,\mu\times\mu)$ then the map $A_K:\mathcal{L}^2(X,\mu)\to\mathcal{L}^2(X,\mu)$ defined by\begin{equation} ...
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Showing the sum of orthogonal projections with orthogonal ranges is also an orthogonal projection

Show that if $P$ and $Q$ are two orthogonal projections with orthogonal ranges, then $P+Q$ is also an orthogonal projection. First I need to show $(P+Q)^\ast = P+Q$. I am thinking that since ...
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Orthonormal basis in Hilbert space

I an reading a book about functional analysis and there is one thing i really don't understand. Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space. And $U \subset \mathcal{H}$ a closed subspace. Is it possible to ...
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Showing a certain subspace of Hilbert space is dense

Let H be the Hilbert space of square-summable sequences of reals. A few years ago I thought I had proved that the subspace Z of real sequences with only finitely many nonzero terms, such that they ...
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Continuous linear image of closed, bounded, and convex set of a Hilbert Space is compact

Is my proof of this proposition correct ? And is this proposition well known? Proposition: Let $C$ be a closed, bounded, and convex set in a separable Hilbert space $H$. Let $L : H \to \mathbb{R}^n$ ...
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Is this space a Hilbert Space?

I have a space of continuously differentiable functions on [a, b] with the dot product defined in this way: $ x \cdot y = \int_a^b \! [x(t)y(t) + x'(t)y'(t)] \, \mathrm{d}t. $ Is this space a Hilbert ...
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Is there a useful relationship between pointwise and $L^2$ distance?

It would be really convenient to get a bound on the point-wise closeness of functions by knowing their $L^2$ distance. Clearly, if two functions are close in the $L^2$ sense, you cannot get a general ...
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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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Does a symmetric operator on a Hilbert space have a symmetric adjoint?

Suppose we have a linear operator $T$, densely-defined on some Hilbert space. If $T$ is symmetric (i.e., $T^*$ extends $T$: notationally, $T\subseteq T^*$) does it follow that $T^*$ is also symmetric ...
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A baby version of the Stein-Cotlar almost-orthogonality lemma

The following is an exercise from Stein and Shakarchi's Real Analysis. Suppose $\{T_k\}$ is a collection of bounded operators on a Hilbert space $H$, each with norm at most $1$. Suppose also that ...
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Is $H^1(M) \subset L^2(M) \subset H^{-1}(M)$ a Hilbert triple for $M$ a manifold with boundary?

Is $H^1(M) \subset L^2(M) \subset H^{-1}(M)$ a Hilbert triple for $M$ a manifold with boundary? What smoothness is required of the boundary? I would be grateful for some references to this.
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Orthonormal basis for Sobolev Spaces

Sobolev spaces of order 2 are known to form a Hilbert space. Consider such a Sobolev space of (order 2) functions on the domain $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$. What is an example for the basis ...
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How to show a compact, closed-range operator on an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space has finite rank, without using the open-mapping theorem?

If $H$ is an $\infty$-dimensional Hilbert space and $T:H\to{H}$ is a compact operator with closed range, how do I show that $T$ has finite rank, without using the open-mapping theorem? (The ...
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$L^{2}$ functions

Let $f(x)$ be a continuous function for all $x\in \mathbb R$, such that $f\in L^{2}(\mathbb R)$ (i.e., $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}|f(x)|^{2}dx<\infty$), and define $$f_{o}(x):=\sup_{|x-y|\leq ...
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Hilbert Schmidt integral operator

Hilbert-Schmidt Integral operators are usually defined from $H=L_2[a,b]$ into $H=L_2[a,b]$ as $$(Tf)(x) = \int_a^b K(x,y)f(y) dy,$$ provided that $K(x,y)$ is a Hilbert Schmidt kernel, namely ...
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Composition of projections has a fixed point in a Hilbert space

Let Let H be a Hilbert space with an inner product ⟨⋅,⋅⟩ : H×H→R, and induced norm $∥⋅∥ : H→R_+$ Let $C_1$ and $C_2$ be closed, convex, nonempty, disjoint subsets of $H$ with at least one of ...
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Matrix Representation of Operators in Infinite Dimensional (Separable) Hilbert Spaces

Suppose we have a separable Hilbert space (thus with a countable basis) and that we to represent an operator in matrix form, i.e: $$A: H \rightarrow H \\ \; \; \; \; \; \;x \;\rightarrow \sum_{j \in ...
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Using Lax Milgram to find a weak solution in an intersection of Sobolev spaces

I am trying to prove the existence of a weak solution of the problem: $$ -\Delta^2 u = f \in L^2(U)\\ \\ u|_{\partial U}=\Delta u|_{\partial U} = 0 $$ on the bounded open set $U\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ ...
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Isomorphic Hilbert spaces

As part of a broader proof , I need to show that every two separable Hilbert spaces (that contains a dense countable set) are isomorphic (the linear mapping from one space to the other is injective ...
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Brownian Motion Covariance: max instead of min

It is known that $\operatorname{Cov}(B_t,B_s)=\min(t,s)$ where $B$ is Brownian motion. Can one think of an Ito process or integral (preferrably plain Gaussian process) $W$ such that ...
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Show $T$ is compact

$H$ and $K$ are Hilbert Spaces, $(u_n)$ and $(v_n)$ are sequences in $H$ and $K$ respectively. $\sum_{n=1}^{n=\infty} \|u_n\|\|v_n\| $ converges. $T\colon H\rightarrow K$ is defined by ...
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Spectral theorem for unitary operators

I saw in several texts, as a part of the spectral theorem for unitary operators, that given a unitary operator $U$ on a Hilbert space $H$ (say it is separable), $H$ can be decomposed as an orthogonal ...
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Pointwise approximation of a closed operator

If $T:\mathcal D(T) \rightarrow \mathcal Y$ is a closed operator from a Banach space $\mathcal X$ to a Banach space $\mathcal Y$, is it possible to find bounded operators $T_n\in \mathscr B(\mathcal ...
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Two Hilbert spaces $V \subset H$, a basis for both spaces?

Let $V \subset H$ be a pair of Hilbert spaces (with different inner products). The embedding is continuous and dense, and both spaces are separable. Is it always the case that one can I find a ...
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Positive Operators: Definition?

Definitions Given an operator algebra $\mathcal{A}\subseteq\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$ with $1\in\mathcal{A}$ Consider selfadjoint operators $A=A^*\in\mathcal{A}$. Define positive elements by: ...
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Is there an orthonormal basis for $L_2[0,1]$ consisting of convex functions?

Is there an orthonormal basis $\{\phi_{\alpha}\}$ for the space $L_2[0,1]$ of square-integrable functions from $[0,1]$ to $\mathbb{R}$ such that every $\phi_{\alpha}$ is convex? Edit: A helpful ...
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Prove or disprove this argument

Let $L>0$ and let $\Omega$ be the set of all integrable functions from $[0,L]$ to $]0,+\infty[$. For all $\varphi, \psi \in \Omega$ define $\left \langle \varphi,\psi \right ...
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Don't understand this proof of equivalence of weak solutions to PDE

I'm trying to understand the proof that (c) implies (a) here in the following proposition (here, $\mathcal{V} = L^2(0,T;V)$). See the very last line in the image for that part: $$$$ $$$$ I give here ...
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the basis for the Sobolev space $H^1_0([0,1],\mathbb{R})$

According to the Sturm-Liouville theorem, for any continuous function $p\in\mathcal{C}^0([0,1],\mathbb{R})$, there is a Hilbert basis (normlised) $(\psi_n)_{n\geq1}$ of $L^2([0,1],\mathbb{R})$ such ...
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Is this a spectral decomposition/embedding/isometry?

Given a symmetric p.s.d matrix G, we know that a gram matrix/inner-product representation, X exists where $G=X^TX$ and $X=U\lambda^{1/2}$ via the eigen decomposition of $G$. Now if I take the same ...
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Hilbert spaces - equivalent norm

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space with a norm $\| \cdot \|_1$. Let $\| \cdot \|_2$ be another norm on $H$ which is equivalent with $\| \cdot \|_1$. It is easy to see that $(H, \| \cdot \|_2)$ is a Banach ...
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Conditions for the sequence being weakly convergent

Let $H=\ell_2$ be the Hilbert space of the square-summable sequences where $$ \langle x,y\rangle=\sum_{i=1}^{\infty}x_iy_i, \quad \|x\|=\sqrt{\langle x,x\rangle}. $$ Let $F: H\rightarrow H$ be an ...
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Sum of operator and adjoint is self-adjoint

In abstract Hodge theory there is the following lemma: Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $A \in \mathcal{C}(H)$ a densely defined, closed operator (so possibly unbounded) and $A^*$ its adjoint operator. ...
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Bounded operator that does not attain its norm

What is a bounded operator on a Hilbert space that does not attain its norm? An example in $L^2$ or $l^2$ would be preferred. All of the simple examples I have looked at (the identity operator, the ...
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Convergence in weak topology implies convergence in norm topology

In Hilbert space why does convergence in weak topology $x_n$ to $x$ imply that $x_n$ converges to $x$ in norm? Thank you very much for your answers. What if I put a condition on weak convergence ...