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Given any countable collection of non-zero vectors in a Hilbert space

Let $\{\alpha_i\}$ be a countable collection of non-zero vectors in a Hilbert space $H$. Is there exist a vector $\beta \in H$ such that $\langle \beta , \alpha_i \rangle \neq 0$ for all $i$ ?
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Is the unitary group of a pre Hilbert space contractible?

for a separable Hilbert space $H$ it is known that the unitary group $U(H)$ is contractible, both for the norm topology (Kuiper's theorem) and for the strong operator topology (Dixmier and Douady, ...
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Every non-compact Hermitian operator P has an infinite dimensional invariant subspace on which P is bounded from below

I want an explanation of the following statement. If $P$ is a Hermitian operator on Hilbert space and not compact, there exists an infinite-dimensional subspace $M$, invariant under $P$, on which $P$ ...
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Sufficient condition for $0$ to be in a closed convex hull in a Hilbert space.

I am working on the following problem: Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space, let $\left\{a_n\right\}_{n=1}^\infty \subset \mathcal{H}$ be a sequence such that $||a_n|| = 1$, and consider the ...
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uniformly convergent subsequence of bounded linear operators on a Hilbert space?

I am working a problem in which we start with a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ and a sequence $\left\{a_n\right\} \subset \mathcal{H}$ with $||a_n|| = 1$. We also assume that $$\lim_{n \to \infty} ...
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The real version of the Cuntz algebra

Assume that $H$ is a real separable Hilbert space. Are there two operators $T,S \in B(H)$ which satisfy $$TT^{*}+SS^{*}=1,\;\;T^{*}T=S^{*}S=1$$ where * is the adjoint operator?
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Eigenvalue-eigenvector equation for an operator

Proof: Given an eigenvalue-eigenvector equation, suppose that the state vector depends on an external parameter, e.g. time, and that over it acts an operator that is the fourth derivative w.r.t. ...
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Purely nondeterministic weakly stationary processes

I found a necessary and sufficient condition for a stochastic process being purely nondeterministic in Ihara (1993). As follows: A weakly stationary process $X$ is purely non-deterministic if and ...
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Wave Operators: Reducibility

Given Hilbert spaces $\mathcal{H}_0$ and $\mathcal{H}$. Consider Hamiltonians: $$H_\#:\mathcal{D}(H_\#)\to\mathcal{H}_\#:\quad H_\#=H_\#^*$$ Denote their evolutions: ...
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If $\forall v \in V, \ a(Tu,v)=(u,v)$ is $T$ a bounded an regular operator?

Let $V, H$ two Hilbert spaces infinite dimensional. If the bilinear form $a(.,.)$ satisfies There exists a constant $\alpha>0$ such that $\forall v \in V, \ a(v,v)\geq \alpha \|v\|^2.$ There ...
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Relation between discrete and continuous inner product of a function

Let $g_1^d$ be descrete (sampled) version of continuous function $g_1$ , same for $g_2$. So we have $$\left<g_1^d,g_2^d\right>=\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty {g_1^d[n] ...
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Finding isometries of a Banach Spaces.

Given a Hilbert Space $(H,\langle,\rangle)$, $x,y\in H$ and $D\subset H$ a subspace of $H$ (I mean, the operators $+$, $\cdot$ and $\langle,\rangle$ in D are the restrictions of the respective ones in ...
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Schauder Basis and Fourier series

I'm looking at the constuction of the Brownian Motion given by Lévy-Ciesielki. We want to use Haar functions as basis of $L^2([0,1],\mathcal{B},\lambda)$. So on the n-th partition of $(0,1]$ ...
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Prob. 15, Sec. 3.10 in Kreyszig's functional analysis book: $\Vert T^2 \Vert =\Vert T \Vert^2$ if $T$ is normal?

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, let $T \colon H \to H$ be a bounded linear operator, and let $T^*$ denote the Hilbert adjoint operator of $T$. I can show that if $T$ is normal (i.e. $T T^* = T^* T$), ...
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Prob. 10, Sec. 3.10 in Kreyszig's functional analysis book: Every isometric linear operator on a finite-dimensional inner product space is unitary? [duplicate]

Let $X$ be an inner product space such that $\dim X < \infty$, and let $T \colon X \to X$ be an isometric linear operator. Since $\dim X < \infty$, $X$ is complete and thus a Hilbert space; ...
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Prob. 9, Sec. 3.10 in Kreyszig's functional analysis book: The image of ann isometric non-unitary operator on a Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, let $T \colon H \to H$ be a linear operator such that $T$ is isometric but not unitary. Then how to show that the image $T[H]$ is a proper closed subspace of $H$? My ...
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Show that if a vector subspace of a Hilbert space is closed, then it is a Hilbert subspace.

Show that if a vector subspace of a Hilbert space is closed, then it is a Hilbert subspace. Here is what I have so far. Any comments or hints are greatly appreciated. Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and ...
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Find an inner product that makes a given set of linearly independent vectors orthogonal

I need to find an inner product such that given a set $S$ of linearly independent vectors in a Hilbert space $H$, $S$ will be orthogonal with these product. I thought Gram -Schmidt Process would help ...
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$Az + B\overline{z}$ as a linear operator

Given two matrices $A,B \in \mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ with fixed $n\in\mathbb{N}^+$, let us consider the operator $$ L:\mathbb{C}^n \to \mathbb{C}^n,\\ L(z) = Az + B\overline{z}. $$ This operator is not ...
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Exotic applications of Hilbert spaces?

So my final exam for an introductory course on Hilbert spaces is just a weeks away. I enjoyed the course, we covered the theory in enough detail to illustrate its richness and elegance. I'm aware of ...
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Prove $\sin(kx) \rightharpoonup 0$ as $k \to \infty$ in $L^2(0,1)$ [duplicate]

I want to show that $u_k(x)= \sin(kx) \rightharpoonup 0$ as $k \to \infty$ in $L^2(0,1)$. We know trivially that $0 \in L^2(0,1)$. I need to show that $\langle u^*,\sin(kx) \rangle \to \langle ...
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Show that there exists no positive continuous function $f$ defined on $[a,b]$ that satisfies the following conditions:

Show that there exists no positive continuous function $f$ defined on $[a,b]$ that satisfies the following conditions: $\int_a^bf(t)dt=1$, $\int_a^btf(t)dt=\alpha$, $\int_a^bt^2f(t)dt=\alpha^2$ ...
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Subsec. 4.1-8 in Kreyszig's functional analysis book: Does every inner product have a total orthonormal set?

In every Hilbert space $H \neq \{0 \}$, there exists a total orthonormal set. I think I've understood the proof given by Erwin Kreyszig in Introductory Functional Analysis With Applications. ...
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An inner product on the dual space of a non-complete inner product space?

As is well known, for any Hilbert space $V$, there is a natural inner product on the continuous dual. (the space of all continuous linear functionals). Is there a way to endow an inner product on ...
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Prob. 10, Sec. 3.9 in Kreyszig's functional analysis book: The null space and adjoint of the right-shift operator

Let $(e_n)$ be a total orthonormal sequence in a separable Hilbert space $H$, let $T \colon H \to H$ be defined as follows: Since span of $(e_n)$ is dense in $H$, for every $x \in H$, we have $$x = ...
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Prove that matrix $[S]$ associated to operator is such that $A |\zeta|^2\leq s_{ij}(x) \zeta_i \zeta_j\leq B |\zeta|^2$.

Let us consider $N\times N$ matrix $[S]$ associated to operator $S:V\rightarrow V$ where $V$ is a Hilbert space; $S$ is linear, bounded, invertible, positive and self-adjoint. Prove that $[S]$ is ...
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Prob. 4, Sec. 3.9 in Erwine Kreyszig's INTRODUCTORY FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS: Image of a set under the adjoint operator

Here's Prob. 4, Sec. 3.9 in Introductory Functional Analysis With Applications by Erwine Kreyszig: Let $H_1$ and $H_2$ be Hilbert spaces, and let $T \colon H_1 \to H_2$ be a bounded linear ...
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Showing that an operator is bijective

Assume that $ A $ generates a contraction semigroup on a Hilbert space $ X $, and B is a bounded linear operator on $ X $. I want to show that $ A + B - 2|| B ||I $ with the domain equal to the domain ...
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Prob. 2, Sec. 3.9 in Erwine Kreyszig's INTRODUCTORY FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS: Inversion and adjointness

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, and let $T \colon H \to H$ be a bijective bounded linear operator whose inverse is bounded. Then how to show that $(T^*)^{-1}$ exists and $$(T^*)^{-1} = (T^{-1})^*?$$ My ...
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Classical solution involving semigroups

Let $\{T_{D}(t)\}_{t\ge 0}$ a $C_{0}$-semigroup with generator $A+D$, with $D\in\mathcal{L}(X)$ and let $x_{0}\in \mathcal{D}(A)$. I want to show that ...
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Prob. 7, Sec. 3.8 in Erwine Kreyszig's INTRODUCTORY FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS: The dual space of a Hilbert space is a Hilbert space.

Here's Prob. 7, Sec. 3.8 in Introductory Functional Analysis With Applications by Erwine Kreyszig: Show that the dual space $H^\prime$ of a Hilbert space $H$ is a Hilbert space with inner product ...
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$\overline{\mathrm{Im} (T^*T)} = \overline{\mathrm{Im} T^*}$

I need to prove that in a Hilbert space, $\overline{\mathrm{Im}(T^*T)} = \overline{\mathrm{Im}T^*}$. I have already shown that $\ker (T^*) = (\mathrm{Im} T)^\perp$ and have so far concluded that ...
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Theorem 3.8-1 in Erwine Kreyszig's INTRODUCTORY FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS: Do we really need the completeness of the space?

Here's Theorem 3.8-1 in Introductory Functional Analysis With Applications by Erwine Kreyszig: Every bounded linear functional $f$ on a Hilbert space $H$ can be represented in terms of the inner ...
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Biorthogonal complement of subspace of subspace.

I'm taking a course on Banach and Hilbert spaces. The teacher who guides the exercise sessions is often a bit fast, so only when revising my notes at home I realize I do not fully understand them. We ...
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$l^p$ space not having inner product

I know that $l^2$ space is a Hilbert space. But for other $l^p$ spaces, where $p\geq1$, I have to show that they do not satisfy the parallelogram equality. But, I can't find appropriate sequences ...
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Example of projection sequence on Hilbert space with strong limit P

Let $P_n$ be strongly convergent with limit $P$, where $P_n$'s are projections on a Hilbert space $H$.Suppose that $P_n(H)$ is infinite dimensional. Show by example that P(H)$ may be finite ...
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Spectral theorem for a pair of commuting operators

Let $H$ be Hilbert space and $A$, $B$ - self-adjoint (bounded or unbounded) operators on $H$. According to spectral theorem for every bounded Borel function $f: \mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}$ we have ...
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Cauchy sequence of partial sums of orthogonal vectors in a general Hilbert Space.

Let $(x_n)$ be a sequence of orthogonal vectors in a Hilbert space $(V, \langle,\rangle)$. For $n = 1, 2, 3, ... $ put, $$s_n = \sum_{j=1}^{n} x_j.$$ (a) Calculate $\|s_n\|$ in terms of ...
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Show $\lim_{n\to\infty}(Lu_n) = L(\lim_{n\to\infty} u_n)$

Suppose $\{u_n\}$ is a convergent sequence in Hilbert space $H$ and $L$ is a bounded (continuous) linear operator on $H$. Use the definition of convergence to show that $\lim_{n\to\infty}(Lu_n) = ...
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Homeomorphism on the Hilbert space

We can consider two different topologies on the Hilbert space ; $l^{2}(\mathbb{N})$. One is the topology deduced from the norm \begin{equation*} \|f\|=\sqrt{\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} f(n)^{2}}, ...
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Orthogonal set of a set in Hilbert space

This is an exercise in the Folland Real Analysis p.177. I first thought it is an easy one, but it turns out to be a lot trickier..... I have no idea how to deal with the so-called "double ...
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Countable set in a Banach space which spans densely?

Let $\mathcal{C}(\mathbf{T})$ be the algebra of continuous complex functions on the unit circle $\mathbf{T}$. Consider the following two statements: The $*$-subalgebra generated by $1$ and $z$ spans ...
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unique inner product on a tensor product of Hilbert $C^*$ modules and Hilbert spaces.

For a $C^*-$ algebra $A$ and a Hilbert space $H$ and a Hilbert $A-$module E; how can we show that there is a unique $A-$ valued inner product on $H \otimes E$ as $< h_1 \otimes x_1 , h_2 \otimes ...
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State of a $ C^{*} $-algebra.

Let $ (\pi,\mathcal{H}) $ be a non-degenerate $ * $-representation of a $ C^{*} $-algebra $ A $, and let $ h \in \mathcal{H} $ with $ \| h \| = 1 $. Define $ f_{h}: A \to \Bbb{C} $ by $ {f_{h}}(a) ...
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$A$ be a non-empty closed convex subset of a Hilbert space $H$ , is the distance from $A$ always attained at a unique point in $A$ ?

Let $A$ be a non-empty closed convex subset of a Hilbert space $H$ , then is it true that for every $b \in H$ , $\exists$ unique $x_b \in A$ such that $||x_b-b||=d(b,A)=\inf \{||b-x||:x \in A\}$ ?
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Norm is sup of inner products (proof).

Let $V$ be a vector space with an inner product $\langle.,. \rangle$ and associated norm $|| . ||$ Then: Could I have a proof of this fact?
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On the proof of the continuity of the inner product.

I am having problems with the following proof and I need to fill in some details: I understand that continuity is being proven by the sequence definition but I do not get why (a) follows ...
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Lemma 3.5-3 in Erwine Kreyszig's INTRODUCTORY FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS: Is the set of non-zere Fourier co-efficients uncountable too?

Let $X$ be an inner product space, let $x \in X$ be non-zero, and let $M$ be an uncountable orthonormal subset of $X$. Then what can we say about the cardinality of the following set? $$ \{ \ v \in M ...
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What can one assume about $T^*$ when showing that $T$ is normal?

Consider a continuous and linear operator $T$ such that $$ T : l^2 \to l^2 $$ where $(a_n) \mapsto (\alpha_n a_n)$ Moreover $(\alpha_n)$ is a sequence of complex numbers that converges to zero. Now, ...
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Isolated Eigenvalue

What does it mean that an eigenvalue is "isolated"? My intuitive understanding says it is when one can find an open ball around it such that there is no other eigenvalue in that open ball. However, I ...