# Tagged Questions

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

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### Properties of a set in $\ell^2$ space

Let $\ell^2 = \{x= (x_1,x_2,x_3,\ldots): x_n\in \mathbb C\text{ and } \sum_{n=1}^\infty |x_n|^2 < \infty\}$ and $e_n \in \ell^2$ be the sequence whose $n$-th element is 1 and all other elements ...
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### Physical interpretation of L1 Norm and L2 Norm

In signal analysis, students have no qualms about associating the L2 norm of a square integrable function f(t) as the energy associated with that signal. A good understanding of whether a function f(...
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### Is there exists linear algebra basis for $L^2[0,1]$ such that every element of it has length one and every two different element of it is orthogonal?

We know by using axiom of choice every vector space over a division ring ( consequently any field ) has a basis like $\mathbb E$ in the meaning of linear algebra ( $\mathbb E$ is linear independent ...
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### Proving that a Sturm-Liouville problem is in the limit-point/-circle case

I would like to understand techniques anybody is able to detail to me on how one may actually prove that a particular Sturm-Liouville (S-L) problem, i.e., of the form L[y](x):=-\frac{...
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### Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space (RKHS) constructed by the summation of positive-definite kernels.

Let $k_1,\ldots,k_p$ be positive definite kernels defined on $\mathcal{X}\times\mathcal{X}$, where $\mathcal{X}$ is a non-empty set. $k_i$ is the reproducing kernel of the Reproducing Kernel Hilbert ...
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### Orthonormal basis $L^2(a,a+2\pi)$

Let $$\mathcal{B}=\left \{\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}},\frac{\cos x}{\sqrt{\pi}},\frac{\sin x}{\sqrt{\pi}},\frac{\cos 2x}{\sqrt{\pi}},\frac{\sin 2x}{\sqrt{\pi}},\dots\right \}$$. This is an orthonormal basis ...
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### Weak convergence plus strong convergence

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and let $(x_n), (y_n)$ be sequences in $H$ such that $(x_n)$ converges strongly to $x$ and $(y_n-x_n)$ converges weakly to 0. I can show that $(y_n)$ converges weakly to $x$,...
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### Can Hilbert spaces generalize non-Euclidean geometry by having the sum of the angles of a triangle not be equal to pi?

I am an amateur mathematician learning new things. Let A and B be vectors in a Hilbert space. The three vectors A, B and A-B form a triangle. The idea of the angle between two vectors can be ...
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### Sequence of orthogonal vectors in a Hilbert space

Let $\{x_n\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ be a sequance of pairwise orthogonal vectors in a Hilbert space $H$. Show that the following are equavalent: (a) $\sum_{n=0}^\infty x_n$ converges in the norm topology ...
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### Discontinuous linear operator on $\ell^{2}$

Let $e_{n} = (0, 0, \ldots, 0, 1, 0, \ldots)$ where $1$ is in the $n$th position. Then $\{e_{n}\}$ is an orthonormal basis for the Hilbert space $\ell^{2}(\mathbb{N})$. Does there exists a linear ...
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### Linear operator on a hilbert space

Let $\{e_{n}\}_{n = 1}^{\infty}$ be an orthonormal basis of a Hilbert space $H$. Suppose $T: H \rightarrow H$ is a linear operator. For each $x \in H$, then $x = \sum_{n}\langle x, e_{n}\rangle e_{n}$ ...
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I'm stuck on an exercise about the spectrum of a selfadjoint operator on a Hilbert space. The problem is the following: Let $(X,\langle \cdot, \cdot\rangle)$ a Hilbert space and let $A \in B(H)$ a ...
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### Existence of periodic orthogonal basis in $L^2([0,1])$ which is not trigonometric?

Let $$\psi(x) := \sin(\pi x).$$ It is well-known that system $\{ \psi(n x) \}_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ forms an orthogonal basis in $L^2([0,1])$. My question is the following: Are there other examples ...
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### Compactness of the projection operator

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and let $F$ be a closed subspace. Then I'm to prove that the projection $p:H\rightarrow F$ is a compact operator if and only if $F$ is finite-dimensional. It's easy to prove ...
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### Convergence of this priori error in FEM?

Problem My attempt I think h is the size of the mesh. C is a constant which probably depends on the size of the mesh, I think. I think the error converges linearly and dependent on the size of ...
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### Linear operator defined by its eigenvectors/values

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, $(e_n)$ a complete orthonormal sequence, and $\lambda_n$ a bounded sequence of complex numbers. Let $A$ be defined such that the $(e_n)$ are the eigenvectors of $A$ and the ...
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### Galerkin Orthogonality in this FEM?

Problem Galerkin orthogonality is but I am not sure if it is in the right form. How can you use this orthogonality here? I think I should expand the last inequality first somehow.
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### Weighted $L_2$ Hilbert space

this is a question where I am trying to find a reference for a result but I haven't been able to find one at all. Define $L_2(\mathbb R,d\mu) = \{g\in \mathbb R: \int g^2d\mu <\infty\}$. I am ...
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### Parseval's theorem to $\sum_{k=1}^\infty |\langle x,x_k\rangle|^2$.

Let $\{x_k\}$ be a collection of vectors in a Hilbert space. We take any $x\in H$. The symbol $\langle .,.\rangle$ denote the inner product. The question is as follows. I have to apply the Parseval's ...
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### What is the smallest non-trivial Hilbert space?

I came to know without proof or explanation that smallest non-trivial Hilbart space is generated by two basis vectors. What is its proof? One example I know. Denote $a = (0 , 1)$ and $b = (1 , 0)$. ...
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### Complete ONS and pure point spectrum

In all that follows all operators are taken to be densely defined on a Hilbert space $H$. Some textbooks state that an operator $A$ on $H$ has pure point spectrum if $H$ admits a complete ONS (Hilbert ...
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### Question about different defintions of isometry on a Hilbert space

Let $(\mathcal{H} , (\cdot, \cdot))$ be a Hilbert space over the field $\mathbb{L} = \mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$ (so the norm on $\mathcal{H}$ is given by $\|\cdot\| = (\cdot, \cdot)^{\frac{1}{2}}$). ...
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### Looking for a book: $B(H)$ not reflexive

I'm looking for a book with a proof that for an infinite dimensional Hilbert space, $B(H)$ is not reflexive. Thank you.
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### No trace on $B(H)$ if $H$ is infinite dimensional

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional Hilbert space and $B(H)$ the bounded linear operators on $H$. Then thre is no ultra weakly continous non-zero positve trace $tr:B(H)\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$. I ...
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### Sine Series: ONB

How to show that $\{\sin{kx}:k\in\mathbb{N}\}$ for $\{f\in\mathcal{L}^2[0,\pi]:f(0)=f(\pi)=0\}$ is an ONB? (Clearly they are orthogonal to each other but is their span also dense?) What general ...