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There is a unit sequence weakly converging to every element of unit ball

Suppose the Hilbert space $H$ has a countable (I assume Hilbert?) basis. Let $x \in H$ be such that $\lvert x \rvert \leq 1$. Show that there exists a sequence $\{u_{n}\}$ in $H$ with $\lvert u_{n} \...
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Closed subspace $M=(M^{\perp})^{\perp}$ in PRE hilbert spaces. [duplicate]

Is it true that $M=(M^{\perp})^{\perp}$ if $M$ is a closed subspace of a PRE hilbert space (a space with a scalar product, but that is not complete)? The proof of the analog fact for hilbert spaces ...
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Closed subspaces of $L^2(0,1)$

I would like to prove that the almost-everywhere constant functions, and the functions whose integral is 0 are closed subspaces of $L^2(0,1)$. It's readily seen that they are subspaces. I'm finding ...
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Group of Unitaries: Strong Continuity

Let $\mathcal{L}^2(\mathbb{R})$ be the the Hilbert space of square integrable functions, shortly $\mathcal{L}^2$. Consider the group of unitaries: $$U:\mathbb{R}\to Aut(\mathcal{L}^2):(U_vf)(x):=f(x-...
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Non-examples for the Kato-Rellich Theorem

The Kato-Rellich Theorem is a classical result stating that if $A,B$ are unbounded operators on a Hilbert space with $A$ self-adjoint, $B$ symmetric, $\mathcal D (A)\subset \mathcal D(B)$ and $$ \|Bx\|...
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Sequence of bounded linear operators implicating Cauchy sequence in $\mathbb K$

Let H be a Hilbert space and $(T_n)_{n \in \mathbb N}$ be a sequence in ${\rm BL}(H)$ (bounded linear operators) such that $(\langle y,T_nx \rangle)_{n \in \mathbb N}$ is a Cauchy sequence in $\mathbb ...
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Projecting self-adjoint operator onto closed subspace

Let $H$ be a complex Hilbert space and let $(Q, D(Q))$ be a closed, densely defined, positive semidefinite, Hermitian quadratic form on $H$. (That is, $D(Q)$ is a dense subspace of $H$, $Q$ maps $D(...
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Unique trace on a type $II_1$ von Neumann Algebra

Let $M \subseteq B(H)$ be a type $II_1$ von Neumann Algebra. Then any two non-zero ultraweakly continuous normalised traces $Tr,tr : \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ are equal. I'm trying to understand this ...
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Minimum of $f(x,y)=\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}\frac{(n^2−nx−y)^2}{2^n}$

Show that $$f(x,y)=\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}\frac{(n^2−nx−y)^2}{2^n}$$ is defined on $\Bbb{R}^2$, it has a minimum and find for which couple $(x, y)$ the minimum is reached. The first point is okay, for ...
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Are these functions on a Hilbert space Lipschitz equivalent?

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space with inner product $\langle\cdot,\cdot\rangle$. Fix a bounded operator $T$ on $H$, and $1\leq p<\infty$ (you can assume $p$ is an integer if necessary). Consider the ...
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Minimal projections and Type II von Neumann Algebras.

Let $M \subseteq B(H)$ be a type $II_1$ factor. Can it contain a minimal projection? If it can't, what would go wrong? I assume something about the trace being faithful?
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How to Prove the Semi-parametric Representer Theorem

This question concerns the generalized Representer Theorem, due to Schölkopf, Herbrich, and Smola. In this magnificent work, the authors provide two versions of the Representer Theorem, a non-...
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Implying a positive definite operator

If we are given that $A:V \rightarrow V$ is an operator where $V$ is a real Hilbert space. If we are given that $A$ is bounded, strictly positive $\big(\langle Au,u \rangle > 0$ for all $u \neq 0\...
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Tensor Product: Preliminary

Let $S$ and $T$ be bounded operators over a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Define their tensor product $S\otimes T$ as acting on $\mathcal{H}\otimes\mathcal{H}$ by $S\otimes T(x\otimes y):=Sx\otimes Ty$ ...
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Polar decomposition in a von Neumann algebra

Let $M \subseteq B(H)$ be a von Neumann algebra and $T \in M$. If $T=U|T|$ is the polar decomposition of T, why is $U \in M$? I'm thinking it's because $M$ is SOT-closed, but I'm not entirely sure.
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Momentum Operator: Selfadjoint Extensions

This might be a possible duplicate - please let me know if there is already a proof in another thread. Consider the momentum operator on $\mathcal{L}^2[0,2\pi]$: $$P:\mathcal{D}\to\mathcal{L}^2:f\...
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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: $$A\...
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Approximations of compact operators

Let $(\xi_n)_{n=1}^\infty$ be a sequence in a Hilbert space $K$ convergent to some $\xi$. Suppose we have a compact operator $T$ on $K$ such that $T\xi = 0$. Can we find a sequence of compact ...
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Positive-definite function on a group function on a group

I have quite a hard time understanding the definition of positive-definite functions that is based on Hilbert spaces, the one that I read from Wiki; it does not exactly specify that how $H$ relates to ...
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Composition of Partial Isometries

Let $H$ be a complex Hilbert space and $S,T \in B(H)$ partial isometries. Then $S T$ is a partial isometrie, if and only if $T^*(\ker(S)) \subseteq \ker(ST)$. Edit: My attempts so far: $\Rightarrow$:...
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Number Operator closable on Fock Space?

In Bratelli Robinson the number operator in Fock space is defined as: $$\mathcal{D}(N):=\{\phi\in\mathcal{F}:\sum_{n=1}^\infty n|\|\phi_n\|<\infty\}\\ N:\mathcal{D}(N)\to \mathcal{F}:\phi\mapsto\...
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Weak convergence of partial sums

I recently came across an interesting problem on weak convergence in $\ell^2 (\Bbb N)$. Suppose that we have canonical basis $\{e_i\}$ in $\ell^2 (\Bbb N)$. We need to prove that the sequence $v_n=\...
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does the hilbert space construction of random variables allow for infinite variance?

I am reading a book (Hilbert Space Methods in Probability and Statistical Inference by Small) which says that random variables can be viewed as functions in the hilbert space $L^2$ with the inner ...
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Does there always exist an equivalent geometric problem for a given differential equation?

I recently came up with a method to show for any given differential equation whose solution is the power series there exists an equivalent geometric problem in Hilbert space. I was wondering if ...
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Question about a scalar product

It is well known that in a hilbert space $H$ with orthonormal basis $(e_n)_{n=1}^{\infty }$, we have for every $f, g \in H$ $$\displaystyle{\langle f,g\rangle=\sum_{n\in\mathbb{N}}\overline{ \langle f,...
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Counterexample for Palais-Smale condition

I have trouble proving that functional $I:H\to\mathbb{R}$ given by $$I(u)=\frac{1}{2}\|u\|^2-\frac{1}{2}(u,f)^2$$ does not satisfy Palais-Smale condition if $\|f\|=1$. I managed to prove that when $\|...
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distributivity of tensor product and direct sum for Hilbert spaces

Before I ask my actual question about direct sums and tensor products of Hilbert spaces, let's first talk about direct sums and tensor products of vector spaces. We might define direct sums of ...
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Equivalent Definitions of the $L_2$ inner product.

If $g \in L_2(\mathbb{R})$, then we can define the $L_2$ norm to have the following relationship: $\|g\|_2^2 = \int_\mathbb{R} g^2$. If $A\subseteq \mathbb{R}$, then we can define the norm of $L_2(A)$ ...
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Canonical isometric isomorphism of $l_{\alpha}^{2}$

Let $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}$ and $l_{\alpha}^{2}$ the vector space of bi-infinite sequences $(x_{n})_{n\in \mathbb{Z}}$ such that $||x||_{\alpha}:=\sum_{n\in\mathbb{Z}} (1+n^{2})^{\alpha}|x_{n}|^2<\...
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Orthonormal Basis of $L^{2}(0,1)$?

Are the functions $e_n := e^{i\cdot(2n+1)\cdot\pi\cdot x}$, $n \in \mathbb{Z}$ an orthonormal basis of $L^{2}(0,1)$? I suppose it is true, but I haven't been able to prove it myself yet.
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Weak convergence in $C[0,1]$

For a uniformly bounded sequence $(f_n)$ in $C[0,1]$, show that $f_n$ converges weakly to $0$ $\iff $ $\lim \limits_{n \to \infty} f_n(y) =0$ for all $y \in [0,1]$ Is the equivalence true if we do ...
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Continuity of bounded and convex function on Hilbert space

I'm looking for the proof (or at least hints how to prove it) of theorem: Let $H$ be a real Hilbert space and let $f:H\to (-\infty,+\infty]$ be a convex function, bounded from above in some ...
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Equivalent Definitions of Negative Order Sobolev Spaces

Ignoring fractional sobolev spaces, if we restrict ourselves to $k>0$ when $k$ is an integer, then the Sobolev space of order $k$, for $W^{k,p}(\mathbb{R})$ is the space of functions $f$ such that $...
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Optimization problem using Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces

I am encountering a problem concerning Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces (RKHS) in the context of machine learning using Support Vector Machines (SVMs). With refernece to this paper [Olivier Chapelle,...
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Fractional Brownian motion---construction via Hilbert space?

The Brownian motion has the following (Levy-Ciesielski?) construction via Hilbert space isomorphisms: Let $\{ Z_i \}_{i \in \mathbb{Z}}$ be i.i.d. $N(0,1)$ random variables defined on $(\Omega, \...
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Spectrum of the operator $A(f,g)=(g,\Delta f-f)$

Let $\Omega$ be an open set in $\mathbb{R^n}$. We consider the product Hilbert space $H=H^1_0(\Omega)\times L^2(\Omega)$ with the norm $$|(f,g)|^2=\int_\Omega (|\nabla f|^2+|f|^2+|g|^2 ) dx$$ We ...
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Any finite-dimensional subspace of a Hilbert space is closed: easier proof?

A noted theorem is that a finite-dimensional subspace of a Hilbert space must be topologically closed. I have seen some proofs of this theorem which are less simple than this, but what is wrong with ...
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Question about convergence of sum

Let $T\in B(H,E)$ where $H$ a seperable hilbertspace, $E$ a seperable Banach space. By parsevals identity $$\left\|T^*\right\|^2= \sup_{ \left\|x^*\right\|\leq 1}\left\|T^*x^*\right\|^2 = \sup_{ \...
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Bound on number of mutually orthonormal eigenfunctions

Let $E$ be the vector space of real valued continuous functions on an interval $[a,b]$. Let $K = K(x,y)$ be a continuous function of two variables, defined on the square $a \leq x \leq b$ and $a \leq ...
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Skew adjoint operator with uncountable spectrum

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. I just want an example of a skew adjoint operator $(A^*=-A)$ with uncountable spectrum. I also want an example for unbounded differential operators. The only example I ...
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Is this subspace dense in $L^{2}(\Omega,\mu)$

Let $(\Omega,\mu)$ be a measure space, and let $X=L^{2}(\Omega,\mu)$ be the complex Hilbert space of square-integrable complex measurable functions on $\Omega$. (Each $f \in L^{2}$ is an equivalence ...
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Show that $\|e^{tA}\| \le e^{t\|\Re (A)\|}$

Let $X$ be a complex Hilbert space, and let $A$ be a bounded linear operator on $X$. Define the real part of $A$ to be $\Re(A)=\frac{1}{2}(A^{\star}+A)$, and define $e^{tA}=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{1}{...
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$L$-Lipschitz gradient of $f$ implies inverse strongly monotone of $\nabla f$

Let $f:\; \mathcal{H} \to R$ be a continuously differentiable convex function such that $$\|\nabla f(x) -\nabla f(y)\|\leq L\|x-y\|.$$ Prove that the mapping $\nabla f$ is $1/L$ inverse strongly ...
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Subspace of certain series in a Hilbert space is compact

Let $E$ be a Hilbert space and let $\{x_{n}\}$ be an orthonormal basis.  Let $\{c_{n}\}$ be a sequence of positive numbers such that $\sum c_{n}^{2}$ converges.  Let $C$ be the subset of $E$ ...
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Does the shift operator on $\ell^2(\mathbb{Z})$ have a logarithm?

Consider the Hilbert space $\ell^2(\mathbb{Z})$, i.e., the space of all sequences $\ldots,a_{-2},a_{-1},a_0,a_1,a_2,\ldots$ of complex numbers such that $\sum_n |a_n|^2 < \infty$ with the usual ...
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Find the norm of functional

Consider the functional from $l_2$. $$ x=(x_n)\mapsto \sum \frac{x_n+x_{n+1}}{2^n}. $$ What is the norm of the functional?
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Convergence of a sequence of unit vectors in a Hilbert space

Let $E$ be a vector space (over $\mathbb{R}$) with a positive definite hermitian form and let $\{x_{n}\}$ ($x_{n} \not= 0$) be a sequence converging to $x$ in the $L^{2}$ norm $\lvert\cdot\rvert=\sqrt{...
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Basic Quantum Mechanics Concepts with Continuous Spectra

The following are a couple excerpts of the first chapter of Sakurai and Napolitano, Modern Quantum Mechanics, 2nd edition: Prior to these formulas, the text discusses the fundamental mathematics ...
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Sufficient condition for two operators being identical on Hilbert space

Considering two bounded linear operators $S,T$ in $\mathcal{B}(X)$, where $X$ is a complex Hilbert space. If $\def\norm#1#2{\langle {#1},{#2}\rangle} \norm{Sx}{x} = \norm{Tx}{x}$ for all $x\in X$, do ...
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Trivial Orthogonal Complement $\implies$ Denseness!

Disclaimer: Though I don't need it anymore this is interesting in its own! Is it true that if the orthogonal complement is trivial then the subset was dense: $$A^\bot=\{0\}\implies\overline{A}=X$$ ...