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Show an operator is compact if $\sum \|Te_n\| < \infty$

Let $H$ be a separable Hilbert space, define a bounded linear operator $T:H \rightarrow H$, show it is compact if $\sum \|Te_n\|_H < \infty$. My attempt: We show that $T(B)$ is totally bounded....
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Non-separable Hilbert spaces in duals

A topological space $X$ satisfies the countable chain condition if every family of pairwise disjoint open sets in $X$ is countable. I am looking for a reference to the following fact: Suppose that $X$...
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Exercise about an operator (adjoint and spectrum)

Let $y\in c_0$ and define the operator from $l^2 \rightarrow l^2$ as the following $$T\bigg(\sum x_n e_n\bigg) \mapsto \sum y_n x_n e_n.$$ I have shown that the operator is continuous, compact and ...
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Spectrum of self-adjoint operator on Hilbert space real

My book says that a self-adjoint bounded linear operator $A:H\to H$ on a complex Hilbert (not sure if separability is needed) space has a real spectrum. I guess that the key is in the fact that any $...
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How to show that $\|a+b+c\|^2\leq 3\|a\|^2+3\|b\|^2+3\|c\|^2$

Show that $$\|a+b+c\|^2\leq 3\|a\|^2+3\|b\|^2+3\|c\|^2$$ where $a,b,c$ are in some Hilbert space $(H,\langle\cdot,\cdot \rangle)$? I see that we have $$\|a+b\|^2\leq2\|a\|^2 +2 \|b\|^2$$ due to the ...
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Invertibility of an operator involving inner product

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space with basis $b_i$. For all $t$, let $f(t;\cdot,\cdot)$ be an inner product on $H$. For each $j$, is $$\int_0^T \sum_{i=1}^\infty f(t,b_i,b_j)x_j(t)=0$$ uniquely solvable for $...
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Continuous Quadratic Form $\implies$ Continuous Sesquilinear Form

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a quadratic form $q:\mathcal{H}\to\mathbb{C}$. Define its inducing sesquilinear form: $$s:\mathcal{H}\times\mathcal{H}\to\mathbb{C}: s(x,y):=\frac{1}{4}\...
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Infinite-dimensional version of Gram matrix is invertible

We all know that a Gram matrix (a matrix with entries that are inner products of basis functions) is a invertible. Suppose I have $a_{ij} = (h_i, h_j)_H$ where the $h_j$ are basis functions of a ...
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Isomorphism between Euclidean space and its conjugate

I know that, if $H$ is a Hilbert space, for any continuous linear functional $f\in H^{\ast}$ there is a unique element $x_0\in H$ such that $\forall x\in H\quad f(x)=\langle x,x_0\rangle$. Moreover, $\...
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Inner product space over generalized number systems

Apologies for the lengthy setup, but I want to make sure I am clear on how I am using the notation, and what I mean by the phrase "generalized number system". Define a generalized number system $G$ ...
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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 eigenfunctions/...
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The strong operator limit of a sequence of unitary operators

If $\mathcal H$ is a Hilbert space and $U_n \in B(\mathcal H)$ is a strong-operator convergent sequence of unitary operators, say $U_n\rightarrow U$, is it true that $U$ is unitary? More explicitly, ...
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What is the closest self-adjoint (positive) operator to a given operator?

Given an operator $\rho$ on a Hilbert space $H$, is there a notion of nearest self-adjoint (positive) approximation of $\rho$ for a suitable norm? More specifically, does there exist an algebraic ...
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Normal Operator: Empty Spectrum

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. For normal operators: $$N^*N=NN^*:\quad\sigma(N)\neq\varnothing$$ How can I check this?
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Can we show that $E\|X-Y\|^2 \leq E\|X-Z\|^2 + E\|Z-Y\|^2$

Let $X,Y,Z$ be some random elements on some Hilbert space $(H,\langle\cdot,\cdot\rangle)$. Can we show that $$E\|X-Y\|^2 \leq E\|X-Z\|^2 + E\|Z-Y\|^2$$ I can clearly see that $$E\|X-Y\|^2 \leq 2E\|X-...
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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 the distance between disjoint closed convex subsets of a Hilbert space positive? Is it attained?

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional and separable Hilbert space. Let $A,B$ be infinite, closed and convex subsets of $H$. If $A$ and $B$ are disjoint and if at least one of them is bounded, is the ...
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Commutant of a set of operators and norm topology.

In the references I have it's remarked that the commutant $S'$ of a set $S$ in $B(H)$, where $H$ is a Hilbert space, is closed in the weak operator topology. And this is true because if $\{A_\alpha\}...
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Hilbert subspaces of $B(\mathbb{R}^n)$

Apart from the one-dimensional subspaces, what are the Hilbert subspaces of $B(\mathbb{R}^n)$? I'm not even sure if such subspaces exist.
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Category of Hilbert Spaces

Is it possible to triangulate the category of Hilbert spaces and bounded linear operators? I assume that one candidate for triangulation is the double dual space. What is a fact is that this ...
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Inequalities with $\|x-y\|$, $|\langle x,y\rangle|$, and $\sqrt{\|x\|^{2}+\|y\|^{2}}$ in a Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, and let $\|x\|$ denote the norm of $x\in H$, and $\langle x,y\rangle$ denote the inner product of $x,y\in H$. For $x,y\in H$ let us denote $\alpha(x,y)=\|x-y\|$, $\beta(x,...
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A matrix as eigenvalue?

I wonder if some work has been developed on operators in Hilbert space that have the property of having matrices instead of numbers as eigenvalues (the matrices do not necessarily act on vectors in ...
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Kernel of the Extension of a Bounded Linear Operator

Suppose $T\colon E\to F$ is a bounded linear operator between Banach spaces. Moreover let $i\colon E\to E’$ be a dense, compact inclusion of $E$ into some other Banach space $E’$. Finally assume that ...
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Find a relationship between $\hat f$ and $\hat g$, given $g(x)=\int^{x+1}_x f(t)\,dt$, $f\in L^2(\mathbb R)$,

Given $f\in L^2(\mathbb R)$ and $g(x)=\int^{x+1}_x f(t)\,dt$ (a) Relate $\hat f$ and $\hat g$ (b) Prove $g\in H^1(\mathbb R)$ Part A: $$\hat g(k)= \int^{\infty}_{-\infty} \int^{x+1}_{x} f(t)\,...
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Chain of closed subspaces in a Hilbert Space

Let $H$ be a separable Hilbert Space (WLOG, we may assume $H=\ell_2(\mathbb{N})$ is the space of square summable sequences). Can there exist an uncountable chain of closed subspaces? In other words, ...
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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 $ \lim_{...
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Does $S^\bot+T^\bot = (S\cap T)^\bot$ hold in infinite-dimensional spaces?

If $S$ and $T$ are subspaces of some finite-dimensional inner product space then $$S^\bot+T^\bot = (S\cap T)^\bot.$$ See, for example, this post or this post Does it hold in infinite-dimensional ...
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The difference between an isometric operator and a unitary operator on a Hilbert space?

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 ...
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Role of metric in the matrix representation of Hermitian adjoint

I'm working through Jeevanjee's "An Introduction to Tensors and Group Theory for Physicists", and while trying to prove that the matrix representation $M(A^\dagger)$ of a Hermitian adjoint $A^\dagger$ ...
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Conditions for the commutator of two operators on a Hilbert space to not be a nonzero scalar operator

I have shown a proposition: Suppose $A$ and $B$ are two linear operators on a (complex) Hilbert space, where the domains may not be the whole. Then, if either $A$ or $B$ is normal and has an ...
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Show that the trace class operators on a Hilbert space form an ideal

Let $(H, (\cdot, \cdot))$ be a separable Hilbert space over $\mathbb{L} = \mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$. Suppose that $\{\phi_n\}_{n=1}^\infty$ is an orthonormal basis for $H$. Let $\mathcal{B}(H)$ ...
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For a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$, is every bounded linear operator on $\mathcal{H}$ a linear combination of unitary operators?

Let $(\mathcal{H}, (\cdot, \cdot))$ be a Hilbert space, and let $B \in \mathcal{B}(H)$ be a bounded linear operator on $H$. If $\mathcal{H}$ is a complex Hilbert space, then $B$ can be written as a ...
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Proving a particular subset of a Hilbert space is a subspace

I have a small question please, how to prove that this set: $F=\lbrace h\in H, \langle f''(u)h,h\rangle <0\rbrace$ is a sub space of the Hilbert space $H$, where $f''(u)$ is a self-adjoint ...
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Spectral decomposition of a Hilbert space

I have this proof, but I don't understand how they do the spectral decomposition of $H$ into $H_-$and $H_+$? Please help me. Thank you.
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Prove that a Hilbert space is convex of power type $2$

Let $X$ be a Banach space. For $\epsilon \in (0,2]$, define: $$\delta_X(\epsilon) = \inf_{x,y \in X}\{1 - \|\frac{1}{2}(x + y)\| : \|x\| = \|y\| = 1, \|x-y\| \ge \epsilon\}.$$ Then we say that $X$ ...
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Prove that a linear and continuous operator admits inverse in Hilbert space

Let $(H,(\cdot,\cdot))$ an Hilbert space and $A:H\rightarrow H$ a linear and continuous operator such that there exists $\alpha >0$ such that $$(Au,u)\geq \alpha \|u\|^2 \text{ for each } u\in H.$$ ...
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Skew-adjoint differential operator $B$ with spectrum $\sigma(B)=i(-\infty,-1]$

Consider the Hilbert space $X=L^{2}\left(\mathbb{R}^n\right)$ and the Schrödinger operator $A=i\Delta$ defined on the domain $D(A)=H^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$. It is known that the spectrum of $A$ is $\sigma(A)...
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Convergence: Weak vs. Strong

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Suppose one has: $$\|\varphi\|=\lim_n\|\varphi_n\|$$ Then it follows: $$\varphi\rightharpoonup\varphi\implies\varphi_n\to\varphi$$ How can I check this?
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Square Summable functions

Can somebody please help me understand the notion of square summable functions intuitively?? I have been self studying Hilbert Spaces and Fourier Transform for DSP. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Prove that operator is completely continuous

Let's consider Banach space $\ell^\infty$ of bounded sequences $x = \{ \xi_n\}_{n=1}^\infty$: $$ ||x|| = \sup_{n \in \mathbb N} |\xi_n|. $$ Suppose matrix $||a_{i j}||_1^\infty$ specifies operator $A$ ...
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Weakly sequentially continuous operators in Hilbert space are norm continuous.

Suppose I have a linear operator T from a Hilbert space H to itself, and T maps every weak convergent sequence to a weak convergent sequence. Show that T is continuous. I feel that this statement ...
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Riesz (Hilbert-space) representation theorem and dirac delta on $\mathcal{C}_{0}$

I am thinking about this for a while now, but don't get near an understanding, so I must have gotten something important wrong. I look at $\mathcal{C}_{0}$, the space of countinuous (bounded) ...
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Relation between $\epsilon$-pseudospectrum of operators

If $H$ is a Hilbert space and $\sigma_{\epsilon}(T)$ denotes the space of all $\epsilon$-pseudospectrum of the operator $T$ and $S, T\in B(H)$ be such that $TS=ST=0$, why $\sigma_{\epsilon}(T)\...
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How to find all isometries of Hilbert space?

We know all isometries of $\mathbb R^n $ are composition of transfer by orthogonal linear functions. How to find all surjective isometries of Hilbert space? Is there similarity?
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difference between uniformly convex norms and strictly subadditive norms?

What is the difference between uniformly convex norms and strictly subadditive norms? why we need to define two above concept? how they help us to study Banach spaces? Is the norm induced by inner ...
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Formulas for Schrödinger unitary groups of operators

Let $\Omega$ an open set of $\mathbb{R}^n$. Consider the Hilbert space $X=L^{2}\left(\Omega\right)$ and the Schrödinger operator $A=i\Delta$ defined on the domain $D(A)=H^2(\Omega)$. Is there any ...
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Prove that if $T=T^*$ and $\sigma(T)=\{\lambda\}$, then $T=\lambda I$

Show that if $T$ is a self adjoint linear operator on a Hilbert space such that the spectrum contains a single point $\lambda$, then $T=\lambda I$. Then, show this is false if $T$ is not self adjoint....
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Global bounded solution of $u_{tt}=\Delta u-mu+h$ in the Hilbert space $X=H_{0}^{1}\left(\Omega\right)\times L^{2}\left(\Omega\right)$

Let $\Omega$ be an open subset of $\mathbb{R^n}$. Consider the linear wave equation $$\begin{cases} \dfrac{\partial^{2}}{\partial t^{2}}u\left(t,x\right)=\Delta u\left(t,x\right)-mu\left(t,x\right)+h\...
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Maximal subspace on which an operator is bounded

Consider the Banach space $X=C[0,1]$ of real continuous function on $[0,1]$ equipped with the supremum norm. Consider the operator $A:D(A)\to X$, $Af=f'$ for each $f\in D(A)=C^1[0,1]$. We can see that ...
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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 ...