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Compact operator

If $H$ and $K$ are Hilbert spaces,show that if $T:H\longrightarrow K$ is a compact operator and $\{e_{n}\}$ is any orthonormal sequence in $H$ then $\|Te_{n}\|\to0$.Is the converse true? thanks.
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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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Isometric to Dual implies Hilbertable?

Let $X$ be a Banach space and suppose that $X$ is isometric to its continuous dual space $X^*$. Must $X$ be hilbertable in the sense that there exists an inner product which induces the norm on $X$? ...
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A linear operator on a finite dimensional Hilbert space is continuous

How do I show that a linear function from a Hilbert space $H$ to itself is continuous if $H$ is finite dimensional? Also, what would be an example of a linear function from a Hilbert space to itself ...
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orthonormal system in a Hilbert space

Let $\{e_n\}$ be an orthonormal basis for a Hilbert space $H$. Let $\{f_n\}$ be an orthonormal set in $H$ such that $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{\|f_n-e_n\|}<1$. How do I show that $\{f_n\}$ is also an ...
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Proving an inequality with Cauchy-Schwarz

In the "User's guide to viscosity solutions" by Crandall, Ishii and Lions (link), they make the following claim (inequality (A.4) p. 58) : Given $x$, $\xi$ $\in \mathbb{R}^n$, $A \in \cal{S}(n)$ ...
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Non-linear functional on $L^2$

Let $a,b,g,h$ be real numbers. How to prove that the functional $F\colon L^2 [a,b]\to \mathbb{R}$, given by $F(u)=\int_a^b (u^2(x)-gu(x)-h)\,dx$ is continuous? Thank you
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The commutator subgroup of the group of bounded invertible linear operators

I am curious to know what the commutator subgroup of the group of (bounded) invertible linear operators on a complex Hilbert space is? Note that by "commutator subgroup" I mean the subgroup ...
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Is there a constructive proof of this characterization of $\ell^2$?

I would like to revisit this question, which can be equivalently stated as: Proposition. Let $(a_n)$ be a sequence of real (or complex) numbers such that $\sum a_n b_n$ converges for every $(b_n) ...
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How to prove Halmos’s Inequality

How to prove Halmos’s Inequality? If $A$ and $B$ are bounded linear operators on a Hilbert space such that $A$, or $B$, commutes with $AB-BA$ then $$\|I-(AB- BA)\|\ge 1.$$ I found it from ...
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Does the vector space spanned by a set of orthogonal basis contains the basis vectors themselves always?

I used to think that in any Vector space the space spanned by a set of orthogonal basis vectors contains the basis vectors themselves. But when I consider the vector space $\mathcal{L}^2(\mathbb{R})$ ...
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A non complete orthogonal system whose perpendicular space is trivial

Let $Y$ be an inner-product space, and let $A$ be an orthonormal system. We're trying to find a case to demonstrate the fact that even if for any given $x$ in $Y$ there's some $u$ in $A$ such that ...
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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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Direct sum $\Rightarrow$ Direct Integral, Tensor product $\Rightarrow$?

Is there a way to define a tensor product over a measure space(=index set) with a continuous measure for Hilbert spaces? For the sum we have the notion of a direct integral, here.
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Haar's base for $L^2[0,1]$

$\newcommand{\span}{\operatorname{span}}$ Define $e_{0,0}\equiv 1$, and for all $n\in \mathbb{N}$ $$e_{n,k}=\begin{cases} 2^{n/2} &\text{if } \frac{k-1}{2^n}\leq x\lt \frac{k-\frac{1}{2}}{2^n}\\ ...
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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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Riesz Lemma to the Riesz Representation Theorem

Let $H$ be a Hilbert Space and let $H^*$ be the dual space of $H$. The Riesz Lemma states that for each $T\in H^*$, there is a unique $y_T\in H$ such that $T(x)=(y_T,x)$ $\forall x\in H$. Also, ...
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Equivalent inner products on a Hilbert space

Take a Hilbert space $(\mathcal H,(\cdot,\cdot)_{\mathcal H})$ and two equivalent inner products $(\cdot,\cdot)_1$ and $(\cdot,\cdot)_2$ on $\mathcal H$, i.e. such that there are $a,b \in \mathbb R$ ...
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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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How to characterize self-adjoint operators in terms of orthogonal diagonalizability

Have a look at the following excerpt of Tosio Kato (taken from Zeidler Applied functional analysis vol. I): The fundamental quality required of operators representing physical quantities in ...
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Is a complex space more “advanced” than a “generic” real space?

For instance, does taking the square root of a complex number and its complex conjugate create a metric that "automatically" makes it an inner product space? Is a complex space more complete than a ...
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Contexts For Bessel's Inequality?

Bessel's inequality appears to be about orthonormal sequences. But (in the context of inner product spaces), I've thought of this inequality as being a demonstration that the hypotenuse of triangles ...
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Set of all compact operators $K(H)$ is the unique ideal in $B(H)$?

I want to show that the set of all compact operators $K(H)$ is the unique ideal in $B(H)$. Is there any relation between invertibility and compactness of an operator?
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When functions, analytically continued, carry over certain properties

Let $ \Omega $ be a sufficiently smooth planar region in $ \mathbb{R}^2 $ with spectrum $ \Gamma $ (the set of eigenvalues of the Laplace operator on functions which vanish on the boundary $ \partial ...
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How does the parallelogram law imply the existence of an inner product for a given norm? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Norms Induced by Inner Products I am trying to prove to that if a norm of a vector space satisfies the parallelogram law ($\| \vec x + \vec y \|^2 + \| \vec x - \vec ...
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A proof of the Riesz representation theorem

I'm having trouble filling the steps in this guided proof of Riesz's representation theorem. (I already have a proof I can understand, but I'd like to understand this one too.) Let $H$ be a Hilbert ...
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Two different definitions of ellipticity

This is a question originating in another mathematics forum, matematicamente.it (in Italian). In literature one encounters the word elliptic in (at least) two different definitions. In what follows ...
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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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Existence of the Pettis integral

This is related to a question of MO: A question on the integral of Hilbert valued functions. I'm sure it's easy, but I cannot think right now, so I thought I'd ask. Let $f:[0,1]\rightarrow H$ be a ...
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Is compactness a stronger form of continuity?

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. We say that a linear operator $T \colon H \to H$ is compact if it maps bounded sets to precompact ones, that is, if for every bounded sequence $(a_n)$ in $H$, $(Ta_n)$ has ...
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Reproducing kernel Hilbert spaces and the isomorphism theorem

A reproducing kernel Hilbert space is a Hilbert space in which the evaluation functional $L_x : f \rightarrow f(x)$ is continuous. By continuity, the Riesz representation theorem says that this ...
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Canonical examples of inner product spaces that are not Hilbert spaces?

That is, what are some good examples of vector spaces which are inner product spaces but in which not every Cauchy sequence converges?
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Complete orthonormal sequence, Hilbert Space, Kronecker Delta

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $(e_n)_{n=1,2,\ldots}$ be a complete orthonormal sequence in $H$. We want to show that if $a_{np}=(e_n,f_p)$ then $\sum_{p=1}^{\infty}a_{np} ...
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Connections between metrics, norms and scalar products (for understanding e.g. Banach and Hilbert spaces)

I am trying to understand the differences between $$ \begin{array}{|l|l|l|} \textbf{vector space} & \textbf{general} & \textbf{+ completeness}\\\hline \text{metric}& \text{metric ...
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Paradox or Error: On the inclusion of dense subspaces into Hilbert spaces

the following observations are very simple, but I suppose they contain an error, which I haven't been able to find it so far. Maybe somebody can help how to fix it: Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, $U$ be ...
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How do the solutions to the wave and heat equations converge in general?

I would like to check my understanding with someone if possible. When we cover the heat and wave equations, for instance, in "methods" courses at university, they normally restrict the initial ...
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If $\sum a_n b_n <\infty$ for all $(b_n)\in \ell^2$ then $(a_n) \in \ell^2$

I'm trying to prove the following: If $(a_n)$ is a sequence of positive numbers such that $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n b_n<\infty$ for all sequences of positive numbers $(b_n)$ such that ...
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Vector, Hilbert, Banach, Sobolev spaces

Trying to wrap my head around all these different spaces. Which one is the most general? Can you summarize the differences between them? Is there a notable space that I missed?
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Different versions of Riesz Theorems

In Wikipedia, there are three versions of Riesz theorems: 1 The Hilbert space representation theorem for the (continuous) dual space of a Hilbert space; 2 The representation theorem for ...
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Convergence of a sequence of periodic functions

Motivated by the homogenization theory which studies the effects of high-frequency oscillations in the coefficients upon solutions of PDE, I am thinking about the following question. Let the ...
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Why is it useful to express PDE solutions as $L^2$-convergent series?

The existence of an $L^2$ orthonormal basis consisting of eigenfunctions of a Sturm-Liouville equation helps us to express the solutions of various ODEs and PDEs as infinite series. However, in the ...
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Operator norm and tensor norms

I have a linear operator $A\in\mathcal{L}(X,Y)$ where $X$ and $Y$ are some Banach spaces (or Hilbert spaces would also do, if that simplifies the answer.). The operator norm of $A$ is given by $$ ...
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Elegant proof that $L^2([a,b])$ is separable

Is anybody aware of, or can provide at least an outline, of a proof that the Hilbert space of Lebesgue functions square-integrable on the closed real interval [a,b], equipped with the $L^2$ norm, is ...
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Summation of inner products

I can't seem to find a way of asking a sub-question in relation to does linearity of inner product hold for infinite sum, which is in itself too generic a question for my purposes. Could someone ...
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Orthonormal basis in $L^2(\Omega)$

In the one dimension case, where $\Omega\subseteq{\bf R}$ is a bounded domain, for example $\Omega=[0,2\pi]$, one can find the orthonormal basis for $L^2(\Omega)$: $$\{e_n\}_{n\in {\bf Z}}$$ where ...
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Energy estimate of the differential equation $\dot{x}=Ax$

Conside the differential equation $$\dot{x}=Ax,\qquad x(t):{\bf R}\to{\mathcal H}$$ where $\mathcal{H}$ is a Hilbert space and $A$ is a bounded linear operator. With the initial condition, one can ...
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About the operator theory in Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a hilbert space. $L(H)$ be the set of linear operators on $H$. Suppose that $S,T\in L(H)$ and $S\geq0$, $\|Sx\|=\|Tx\|$ for every $x\in H$. Can I conclude that $S=\sqrt{T^*T}$?
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Given two basis sets for a finite Hilbert space, does an unbiased vector exist?

Let $\{A_n\}$ and $\{B_n\}$ be two bases for an $N$-dimensional Hilbert space. Does there exist a unit vector $V$ such that: $$(V\cdot A_j)\;(A_j\cdot V) = (V\cdot B_j)\;(B_j\cdot V) = 1/N\;\;\; \ ...
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How to prove that square-summable sequences form a Hilbert space?

Let $l^2$ be the set of sequences $x = (x_n)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ ($x_n \in \mathbb{C}$) such that $\sum_{k\in\mathbb{N}} \left|x_k\right|^2 < \infty$, how can I prove that $l^2$ is a Hilbert space ...
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Hilbert spaces, square integrability etc

(Someone may please change the title if they can think of a better one) We have a Hilbert Space $\mathcal{H}$ that consists of all functions $\psi(x)$ such that $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} |\psi(x)|^2 ...