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Bounded Linear functional is the orthogonal projection onto its range.

Suppose we have $P:H\to H$, where $H$ is a hilbert space and $P$ is bounded and linear. Assume that it satisfies $P^2=P$ and $P^*=P$ where $P^*$ is the adjoint. Show that $||P||\leq 1$, that ...
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Møller Operators: Unitary Equivalence

Reference This is taken out of M. Reed and B. Simon, Scattering Theory. Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a free Hamiltonian $H_0$ and a perturbed one $H$. Introduce the ...
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Møller Operators: Absolutely Continuous Subspaces [closed]

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a free Hamiltonian $H_0$ and a perturbed one $H$. Introduce the Møller operators: $$\Omega^\pm(H,H_0):=\mathrm{s-lim}_{\tau\to\pm\infty}e^{i\tau ...
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Prove there cannot be an inner product which turns $l^p$ into an inner product space?

For all $1\leq p < \infty, \mbox{ }p$ is not equal to 2, prove there cannot exist an inner product that turns $(X,\|\cdot \|_p)$ into an inner product space; that is, prove that there cannot be ...
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Closed Operators: Empty Spectrum

Are there operators on Hilbert space having empty spectrum? (Surely, for Banach spaces they do exists.) Necessarily, they must be closed and can't be normal.
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about weak convergence in $L^2(0,T;H)$.

Exercise Suppose $H$ is Hilbert space and $u_k$ converges weakly to $u$ in $L^2(0,T;H)$. Suppose further we have the uniform bounds $\mathrm{esssup}_{0≤t≤T} ||u_k(t)||≤C$. Then ...
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How does one diagonalise an operator that has exponential elements?

I asked this question before on the Physics StackExchange, but as one commenter noted I might have more luck here. So the question is: What is the diagonal form of the (density) operator $\hat\rho$, ...
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A Question on Compact Operators on Hilbert Space

I read this question which I have no idea how to start. Could anyone provide me with some detailed answer, please? Thanks. Suppose that a linear operator $F$ from a Hilbert space $\mathcal H$ to ...
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Hilbert transform on $L^p(\mathbb{T})$

Let $\infty >p\geq 2$, then for $f\in L^p(\mathbb{T})$ (here $\mathbb{T}=[0,1)$), show that for any real-valued trigonometric polynomial $f$, we have $H(f^2-(Hf)^2)=2fHf$. The hint is to use the ...
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Inner products of weakly convergent sequences

I have a weakly convergent sequence in $L^2(U)$ (for $U$ some bounded open domain with smooth boundary), $u_k\rightharpoonup u$. I want to show that there is a sequence $v_k\rightharpoonup v$, such ...
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Spectral Measures: Spectrum vs. Numerical Range

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a normal operator $N:\mathcal{D}(N)\to\mathcal{H}$. The goal here is to prove: $$\langle\sigma(N)\rangle=\mathcal{W}(N)$$ By a previous result one has: ...
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An inequality about operator norm

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $T\in B(H)$, with $T_{i}\rightarrow T$ in strong operator topology. Then can we prove that $\liminf_{i\rightarrow \infty}||T_{i}||\geq ||T||$ ?
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A sum of a closed subspace and a closed one-dimensional space is closed

I'm losing my mind over this question. For $H$ a Hilbert space, $A,B$ closed subspaces, and $B$ is of dimension $1$, I want to prove that $A+B$ is also closed. I'm looking for a straightforward ...
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How can I calculate the projection of a Hilbert space into a closed subspace?

I was woundering if there is an easy way to calculate the projection of a Hilbert space into a closed subspace. Obviously one could write $P:H->C$ that is given by $P(x)=d$ s.a $d=inf||x-v||$ for ...
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Can the composite of two projections really fail to be a projection?

Let $H$ denote a Hilbert space. For any closed subspace $C \subseteq H$, write $P_C$ for the orthogonal projection onto $C$. Then according to wikipedia, the composite $P_U \circ P_V$ needn't be a ...
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$L_2$ as a Hilbert space and $\ell_2$

I know that, if measure $\mu$, with which measure space $X$ is endowed, has a countable base, i.e. if for any measurable $M\subset X$ there exists a measurable set $A_k\in\mathscr{A}$, where ...
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Does the orthogonal projection theorem guarantees uniqueness of the projected space?

Given a Hilbert space $H$, and linear map $P:H \to H$ such that $P^2=P$ and for every $x\in H$ : $\|Px\| \le \|x\|$, there is a closed linear-subspace $M$ such that $P=P_M$, the projection on $M$. My ...
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Example of a subspace S of a Hilbert space such that S^(⊥⊥) does not equal S?

I try to find an example of a subspace S of a Hilbert space H such that S^(⊥⊥) does not equal S. I know that subspace cannot be closed as for closed subspaces S^(⊥⊥)=S holds true. Does there exist ...
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Proving that if $<Ax,x>=0$ for every $x$, then $A$ is the zero operator

I feel kind of dumb but I needed this little claim as a part of a proof I'm writing, and I figured out that I'd better just ask, since I could not find the correct algebraic manipulation needed in ...
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If $A$ is a compact diagonal operator, with diagonal $\{\alpha_n\}$, then $\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_n=0$.

Here is my question: If $A\in \mathscr{B}(\mathscr{H})$ is a diagonal operator with diagonal $\{\alpha_n\}$, show that if $A$ is compact, then $\lim_{n\to\infty}\alpha_n=0$. Here is what I have: I ...
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Prove $Tx=(r_1x_1, r_2x_2, r_3x_3,…)$ is compact, $T:l^2\to l^2$, $r\in l^2$

Here is my question: Fix $r=(r_1,r_2,...)\in l^2$. Define $T:l^2\to l^2$ by $$Tx=(r_1x_1, r_2x_2, r_3x_3,...)$$ Prove that $T$ is compact. Here is what I have, input would be appreciated: Let ...
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Dense convex proper subset of the Hilbert space $l_2$: $\{x|\sum x_i=0\}$ [duplicate]

Let's consider the space $l_2$ (all sequences $x$ with $\sum x_i^2 < +\infty$) and its subset $Z = \{x|\sum x_i = 0\}$. I want to prove that the closure of $Z$ is $l_2$, but I can't. I tried to ...
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Definition of unitary operators

Let $\phi, \psi \in \mathcal{H}$ be some element from a hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ and $U$ a linear operator $U: \mathcal{H} \rightarrow \mathcal{H}$. Does $$ \forall \phi: \| U \phi \|^2 = \| \phi ...
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Spectral Measures: Commuting Operators

The questions are given below!! Theorem Given a measure space $\Omega$ and a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a spectral measure $E:\mathcal{B}(\Omega)\to\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$. Denote ...
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If $T = A + iB$, where $A$ and $B$ are self-adjoint operators on a Hilbert space $H$, then this is said to be a Cartesian decomposition of T

If $T = A + iB$, where $A$ and $B$ are self-adjoint operators on a Hilbert space $H$, then this is said to be a Cartesian decomposition of $T$ Compute $T^∗$ in terms of $A$ and $B$.
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WOT convergence to SOT convergence

Let $H$ be a Hilbertspace and $T_n \in B(H)$ a sequence of operators with $T_{n+1} \geq T_{n}$. I want to to show that if there is a self-adjoint $T\in B(H)$ with $T_n \stackrel{WOT}{\rightarrow}T$ ...
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Hilbert spaces of holomorphic functions

Could you please give me some examples of Hilbert spaces of holomorphic functions? Or even books or notes on Hilbert spaces of holomorphic functions? I need just a good number of examples and perhaps ...
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Hilbert cube is compact

Let $\{u_n\}_{n\in \mathbb N}$ be an orthonormal set in $H$ (Hilbert space). How prove that the set $\displaystyle Q=\{x\in H :\ x=\sum_{i=1}^{\infty}{c_nu_n}, \ \mbox{where} |c_n|\leq\frac{1}{n} \}$ ...
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Stone's Theorem Integral: Basic Integral

Disclaimer This thread has been renewed: Stone's Theorem Integral: Advanced Integral Problem Given a finite Borel measure $\mu$ and a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a strongly continuous ...
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For continuous Linear functional show $L \notin (C[0,1] , || . ||_2)^* $

For $L: C[0,1] \to \mathbb{C}$ denote the linear functional by $L(f) = f(0)$. Show $L \notin (C[0,1] , || . ||_2)* $ If I were to show $L \in (C[0,1] , || . ||_2)^* $ I would need to show that $L$ is ...
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Uniqueness of $n$-th root in Hilbert space

Let $H%$ be a Hilbert space and $A \in \mathcal L(H)$, $A = A^*$, $A \geq 0$. Let $B = \sqrt[n]A$, where $n \geq 3$, i.e. $B \in \mathcal L(H)$, $B \geq 0$, $B^n = A$. How to show that such operator ...
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If $V\subset H\subset V^*$ is a Gelfand triple, which is the natural inner product on $V^*$?

is there any natural way to define a inner product on $V^*$? First we could consider Riesz isomorphism $\mathfrak{R}:V\rightarrow V^*$, and define $\langle F, G\rangle_{V^*}:=\langle ...
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Sequence of unitary l.i. vectors such tha the sequence converges weakly to a non-zero vector, but not strongly

Let $\mathcal H$ be an infinite dimensional Hilbert space and let $\{x_{n}\}_{n=1}^{\infty}$ be a sequence of unitary linearly independent vectors. I know, using Bessel's inequality, that if the ...
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Matrices with Continuous Indices

The components of a matrix $A$ can be written as $a_{ij}$. In Quantum we're starting to talk about a generalization where the indices are not elements of $\Bbb N$, but are instead continuous. Our ...
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Square root of a bounded operator in Hilbert space

Consider the power series expansion $$ \sqrt{1-z} = 1+\sum\limits_{k=1}^\infty c_k z^k, $$ converging absolutely in the ball $|z| \leq 1$. Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $A \in \mathcal L(H)$ a ...
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Prove that this integral operator is compact

Let $X,Y=L^2(0,1)$, $k\in C^0([0,1]^2)$. Define $$ K:X\to Y,\,\,\,\,\,Kf(x):=\int_0^1k(x,y)f(y)dy\,\,\,\,\forall\, f\in L^2(0,1). $$ I have to show that $K$ is compact. My idea is to prove that $K$ ...
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Matrix space, with $\langle A,B\rangle=\text{tr}(AB^*)$ isn't Hilbert space, how can i find a counter example?

Generally, I'm having quite troubles thinking about counter examples. So I would love if someone could guide me into finding the example for the following question by myself (and not just giving it ...
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Show that $\lbrace S_n x \rbrace$ converges for a particular recursively-defined sequence of operators $S_n$

$H$ is a Hilbert space, $M$ is a self-adjoint bounded linear operator on $H$ with $M \leq I$, and $S_0 = 0$; $S_{n+1} = (1/2)(M + S^2_n)$ for $n = 0, 1, 2, ...$. For all $n$, both $S_n$ and $S_n - ...
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Verifying a bound on the norm of an operator in $l_2$.

The problem: Define $L: l_2 \rightarrow l_2$ by $L(x_1, x_2, ...) = (y_1, y_2, ...)$, where $y_n = (x_1 + x_2 + ... + x_n)/n^2$. Show that $||L|| \leq (\sum_{n=1}^\infty 1/n^2)^{1/2}$. My proof: ...
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Rotation in configuration space.

Let $R_\psi$ be the rotation in configuration space around a vector $\bf{e}_\psi$ for an angle $\psi$. How is that the space rotation in configuration space have: ...
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Spectral Measures: Domain Criterion

Given a topological space $\Omega$ and a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Let $\mathcal{B}(\Omega)$ be its Borel algebra and $\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$ its bounded operators. Moreover, given a spectral ...
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Hilbert space: product and tensor product space

Let $H_1$ and $H_2$ be Hilbert spaces, then I would intuitively define the inner product on $H_1 \times H_2$ by $\langle (x_1,x_2),(y_1,y_2)\rangle = \langle x_1,y_1 \rangle + \langle x_2,y_2 ...
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Correspondence between bounded sesquilinear forms and bounded linear operators

Let $H,K$ are Hilbert spaces, I want to show there is an isometric linear correspondence between bounded sesquilinear forms $S(H,K)$ and bounded linear operators $B(H,K)$. ( $\Phi: B(H,K)\to S(H,K)$ ...
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Spectral Measures: Square Root Lemma

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a densely defined closed operator $A:\mathcal{D}(A)\to\mathcal{H}$. This gives rise to operators: $$A^*A:\mathcal{D}(A^*A)\to\mathcal{H}$$ ...
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Showing a certain subspace of Hilbert space is dense

Let H be the Hilbert space of square-summable sequences of reals. A few years ago I thought I had proved that the subspace Z of real sequences with only finitely many nonzero terms, such that they ...
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Different norm on $\ell_p$-space and Hilbert space

We define $\ell_p=\{(x_n)_{n\in{\mathbb{N}}}\in\mathbb{C}^\infty:\sum_n{|x_n|^p}<\infty\}$. With the usual usual norm $||.||_p$ this becomes a Bancach space. Also we have the usual inner product : ...
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Central Limit Theorem for transformed random variables

The Central limit theorem (CTL) is often given similar to the entry in Wikipedia as: Suppose ${X_1, X_2, ...}$ is a sequence of independent and identically distributed random variables with ...
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Coefficients in Representer theorem

I have a Mercer Kernel, $K\colon X \times X \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, i.e. it is continuous, symmetric and postive definite on a compact domain $X \subset \mathbb{R}^n$. Also, I have a set of $m$ ...
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How are Hilbert Space methods used in number theory?

In N. Young's book An Introduction to Hilbert Space, there is an interlude in which the author remarks that the theory of Hilbert spaces is "routinely used in differential geometry, complex analysis, ...
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Basis of intersections of $L^p$ spaces

I keep confusing myself about a subspace basis and I can only find intelligible material discussing the finite, linear algebra, case. It is known that the Hilbert space $L^2(X)$ has a basis, for ...