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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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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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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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Hermitian matrices and great circles

I am considering parameterised curves in an $n$-dimensional complex vector space, given by the solution to the discrete Schrödinger equation: $$ |\psi\rangle(t) = e^{-iHt}|\psi_0\rangle, $$ Where $H$ ...
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Showing $\mathcal{H}$ is a hilbert space.

So this is an early exercise in Conway's A Course In Functional Analysis. I'm trying to get to grips with this upto open mapping and closed graph to see if I want to do any more functional analysis. ...
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a trace class operator problem

Could someone help me with this Prove that If $A$ and $B$ are positive trace class operators on a Hilbert space, then so is $A^zB^{(1-z)}$ for a complex number $z$ such that $0 <Re(z)< 1$. An ...
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$\|\cdot\|_1 \leq \|\cdot\|_2 \leq \|\cdot\|_{\infty}$ for functions in $C([0,1])$?

Why does the following hold for continuous functions on $[0,1]$? $\|\cdot\|_1 \leq \|\cdot\|_2 \leq \|\cdot\|_{\infty}$
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Why is the numerical range of a self-adjoint operator an interval?

I was reviewing for a test for functional analysis when I came across the following statement: Let $T$ be a bounded self-adjoint operator on a Hilbert space $H$. Then the numerical range of it is ...
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Bounded operator from a Hilbert space to $\ell^1$ is compact

Let $H$ be any Hilbert space. How can we prove that any bounded linear operator $T\colon H \to \ell^1$ is compact? If we use the fact that the space $\ell^1$ has Schur property (norm and weak ...
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“Refinement” of the existence of faithful representations of C*-algebras?

Conway, in a course in operator theory, brings the statement 1. below as a theorem and statement 2. below as an exercise. Still, he states that 2. refines 1., but I can't see it. Every C*-algebra ...
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Composition of two orthogonal projections

Let $V$ be a finite dimensional Euclidean space and let $W_1,W_2$ be two subspaces of $V$. Let $P_1,P_2$ denote the projections onto $W_1,W_2$ respectively. Is it true that the composition $P_1\circ ...
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(From Lang $SL_2$) Orthonormal bases for $L^2 (X \times Y)$

Lang $SL_2$ p. 13 :Let $\{\phi_i\}$, $\{\psi_i\}$ be orthonormal bases for $L^2(X)$ and $L^2(Y)$ respectively. Let $$\theta_{ij}(x,y) = \phi_i(x)\psi_i(y).$$ Then $\{\theta_{ij}\}$ is an ...
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How can we pick $f \in C(0,T;H)$ with $f(T) =0$ and $f(0) = h$, where $h$ is arbitrary?

Let $C(0,T;H)$ be the space of continuous functions $f:[0,T]\to H$ where $H$ is Hilbert. For every $h \in H$, why is it possible to pick a function $f \in C(0,T;H)$ such that $f(0) = h$ and $f(T) = ...
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Spectrum proofs

Let $T$ be a densely defined closed unbounded operator on a Hilbert space $H$. Show that if $\lambda$ is a point in the residual spectrum of $T$, then $\bar{\lambda}$ is in the point spectrum of the ...
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Tensor product of operators

We know that if $T_1$ is a linear bounded operator on a Hilbert space $H_1$ and $T_2$ is a linear bounded operator on a Hilbert space $H_2$ there exists a unique linear bounded operator $T$ on $H_1 ...
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functional analytic interpretation of the (co)variation and the doob decompostion

I have a question concerning the covariation of two time-discrete stochastic processes. Let $(\mathcal{F}_i)_{i\in T}$ be a filtration. We call a time-discrete, real-valued, adapted process $X$ ...
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Is duality an exact functor on Banach spaces or Hilbert spaces?

Let $V,V',V''$ and $W$ be vector spaces over $k$. Then, it is known that $\operatorname{Hom}(\cdot,V)$ is a contravariant exact functor, i.e. for each exact sequence $0\to V'\to V\to V'' \to 0$, and ...
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Trying to understand Hilbert Spaces…

I am trying to get a hold on Hilbert Spaces, but I am having difficulties combinging various definitions. I have looked it up on wikipedia and wolfram, there it states something like "A Hilbert ...
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Convex subset of Hilbert space as intersection of closed balls

How does one prove that any closed, convex, and bounded subset of a Hilbert space is the intersection of the closed balls that contain it?
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What is the difference between a complete orthonormal set and an orthonormal basis in a Hilbert space

I don't know if it's true but I think in a finite dimensional veccter space, an orthonormal set which is complete becomes a basis. But in a Hilbert space, the books say that the set of finite linear ...
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Show that if the Riesz map is surjective on $H$, then $H$ is a Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a vector space equipped with an inner product $(\cdot, \cdot)$ and $f:H\to H',\ f(x)=(\cdot,x)$ surjective. Now, why $H$ is a Hilbert space? The other direction is clear by Riesz' ...
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Is it possible to 'approximate' compact, convex sets in $\ell^2$ by the Hilbert cube

Define $H=\{(x_n)_n\in\ell^2:|x_n|\le \frac1n, n\in\mathbf N\}\subset\ell^2$. This set is known as the Hilbert cube and it is well-known that $H$ is compact, convex and non-empty. Let ...
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positive invertible operators

I need the following result. I think it's quite obvious but I don't know how to prove that: Let $C, T : \mathcal{H} \rightarrow \mathcal{H}$ be two positive, bounded, self-adjoint, invertible ...
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Weak convergence as convergence of matrix elements

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space with orthonormal basis $(e_h)_{h \in \mathbb{N}}$ and let $(A_n)_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ and $A$ be bounded linear operators. We say that $A_n$ converges weakly to $A$ if ...
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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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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 refernce to this paper [Olivier Chapelle, ...
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$\left\{x\in H: 2\leq \|x\|\leq 5\right\}$ is compact?

In a Hilbert space $H$ of dimention infinite, $A=\left\{x\in H:2\leq \|x\|\leq 5\right\}$ is compact? (totally bounded and complete) Thanks in advance.
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Finding an orthonormal basis from an existing one in a Hilbert space

Suppose we are given a separable Hilbert space $H$ with countable orthonormal basis $\{e_n\}$. Suppose we are given an orthonormal set $\{f_n\}$ such that $\sum\|e_n-f_n\| < 1$. How do we prove ...
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Question about adjoint map and strong operator topology (SOT)

I am wondering if there is any condition one can apply (e.g. uniform boundedness?) that ensure the adjoint of a net of SOT-continuous elements is again SOT-continuous? My major question is ...
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about weak convergence in $L^{2}(0,T;H)$

I am trying to do an exercise and if the affirmation below is true, my exercise is done . This is the affirmation : Affirmation : Let $H$ a Hilbert space and suppose $u_k$ converges weakly to $u$ ...
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Selfadjoint and continuous operator on a complex Hilbert space

Let $T\colon H\to H$ be a selfadjoint continuous operator on a complex Hilbert space. Show: $$ \lVert (T\pm i\mbox{Id})x\rVert^2=\lVert Tx\rVert^2+\lVert x\rVert^2~\forall~x\in H. $$ -- How can I ...
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How to find an orthonormal basis for $L^2(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{C})$?

Consider the Hilbert space $X:=L^2(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{C})$ Now consider the operator that takes the second derivative, i.e. $A := \partial_{x}^2$, i.e. $A: H^2(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{C}) ...
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How to prove this integral operator is compact?

$T_kf=\int K(x,y)f(y)dy$ where $K(x,y)=\frac{\phi(x)\phi(y)}{|x-y|^{n-\alpha}}$ $\phi(x)$ is a smooth function on a compact support. $f$ is defined on $R^n$ and $K$ is defined on $R^n\times R^n$ ...
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Orthogonality checking in Kreyszig exercise

Let $H$ be inner product space with inner product $\langle\cdot,\cdot\rangle$ and norm $\lVert \cdot\rVert$. Let $x,y \in H$. Would you help me to prove that $\langle x,y\rangle=0$ if and only if ...
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Invertible operator not preserving Hilbert dimension

It is known that for a bijective linear operator $T:X\to Y$ the algebraic dimensions of the linear spaces $X$ and $Y$ coincide. I am asking for an example of an invertible (bounded) linear operator ...
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Dense subset of a Hilbert space

Let $A$ be a dense subspace of a Hilbert space $H$. Denote $\ell^2$ the Hilbert space of (complex valued) square-summable sequences and denote $\ell^2(H)$ the Hilbert space of $H$-valued ...
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The union of cyclic subspace is also a cyclic space

Given a separable Hilbert space $H$, $U$ is a unitary operator. A cyclic subspace, denoted as $Z(x)$ for some $x\in H$, is defined as the closure of linear span of $U^nx$, where $n\in \Bbb Z$ is any ...
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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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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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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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Orthogonal representation of finite operator

I would like to know if my proof is correct. Statement: Let $T$ be a finite rank operator on a Hilbert space $\mathscr{H}$. Show that $\forall \, h \, \in \mathscr{H}, \, T(h)$ can be written as ...
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Spectral decomposition of normal operator

Define $T$ from $L_{2}(R)$ into itself by $T(f)(t)=f(t+1)$. Show that $T$ is normal and finds its spectral decomposition. I've shown that $f$ is normal (in fact it's unitary) but how do I find its ...
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Examples of spectral decompositions

I would like examples of spectral decompositions and how they are obtained for normal compact operators and normal non-compact operators on an infinite dimensional hilbert space. I have googled it, ...
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Direct product of a family of Hilbert spaces

Let $\{H_i\}_{i\in I}$ be a family of Hilbert spaces, defined $$H = \{f\in \Pi_{i\in I} H_i, \sum_{i\in I}|f(i)|^2<\infty\}$$ and inner product $\langle f,g\rangle : = \sum_{i\in I} \langle ...
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Gram-Schmidt in Hilbert space?

EDIT: After some contemplation I decided to phrase the question better to avoid trivial answers. Consider a Hilbert space with a basis $\{v_{i}\}$ where $i\in I$ an index set, which could be ...
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find a weak solution in an intersection of Sobolev spaces

In using lax-milgram to find a weak solution in an intersection of sobolev spaces the weak solution for $$ -\Delta^2 u = f \in L^2(U)\\ \\ u|_{\partial U}=\Delta u|_{\partial U} = 0 $$ was ...
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Norms arising from all representations of *-algebras

It is common that in order to obtain a $C^*$-algebra from a $^*$-algebra $A$ one defines a norm on $A$ by $$\|x\|=\sup\{\|\pi(x)\|\,|\,\pi\ \text{is a }^*\text{-representation of }A\}.$$ However, I ...
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Prove or disprove existence of a sequence converging weakly to $0$ in an infinite dim Hilbert space

This is a problem on an old analysis qual, the prompt is: "Prove or give a counter example: if $H$ is an infinite dimensional Hilbert space and $0$ is the zero vector in $H$, then there exists a ...
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Smallness/ Rigidity of $\kappa(\mathcal{H})$ without using minimal projections?

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space and $\kappa(\mathcal{H})$ the $C^*$-algebra of compact operators on $\mathcal{H}$. By smallness/ rigidity of $\kappa(\mathcal{H})$ I am referring to the following ...
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Multiplication operator and trace class

Suppose we work in $H=l^2(\Bbb{N})$ and suppose the multiplication operator $T_f$ such that $T_f\psi=f\psi$ and $f:\Bbb{N}\rightarrow \Bbb{C}$. We denote by $B_1(H)$ the trace class of operators. ...