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Is $L^2(\Omega)$ dense in $H^{-1}(\Omega)$?

Is it true that $L^2(\Omega)$, identified with its own dual, is dense in $H^{-1}(\Omega)$? $H^{-1}(\Omega)$ is the dual of $H^1_0(\Omega)$ and $H^1_0(\Omega)$ is the $H^1$-closure of smooth functions ...
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An alternate proof of Fuglede's theorem

To prove Fuglede's Theorem for normal operators on a separable Hilbert space, why does it suffice to show that $E(S_1)T E(S_2)=0$ for all disjoint Borel sets $S_1$ and $S_2$, where $E$ is the spectral ...
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How to determine a operator norm?

How to solve following: In Hilbert space $W_2^1=\{f:[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{C}|f\in AC[0,1], f'\in L^2[0,1]\}$ with scalar product $(f,g)=\int_0^1 f\overline{g}dx+\int_0^1 f'\overline{g'}dx$ is ...
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Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces for Dummies

I am in the middle of some machine learning paper that states that for function $f$, imposing the norm constraint, $\|f \|=1$, corresponds to an orthogonal projection onto the direction selected in ...
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Spectral theorem for unitary operators

I saw in several texts, as a part of the spectral theorem for unitary operators, that given a unitary operator $U$ on a Hilbert space $H$ (say it is separable), $H$ can be decomposed as an orthogonal ...
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Question about example of non-separable Hilbert space

I have come across the following example of a non-separable Hilbert space: Example 2.84. Let $I$ be a set, equipped with the discrete topology and the counting measure $\lambda_{\text{ count}}$ ...
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Convergence of a series involving inner products

Let $\{A_{j}\}$ be a sequence of bounded operators on a Hilbert space satisfying $\|A_{j}^{\ast}A_{k}\| \leq C_{j - k}$ and $\|A_{j}A_{k}^{\ast}\| \leq C_{j - k}$ where $\sum C_{i} < \infty$. Fix an ...
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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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Operators such that $\langle Ax,x \rangle=-\langle x,Ax \rangle$

Let $X$ be a Banach space. We consider the differential equation: $$x'(t)=Ax(t), \ \ \ t\in\mathbb{R}$$ where $A$ is a bounded operator on $X$. If $X$ is a Hilbert space, and $x(t)$ is a solution of ...
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Spectral decomposition of $TT^*$

On $l_{2}$ let $T$ be given by $Te_{n}=\frac{e_{n+1}}{n+1}$ where $(e_{n})_{n\ge1}$ is the canonical orthonormal basis. Find the spectral decomposition of $TT^*$. I find that ...
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Ultraweak topology on Banach spaces

If $X$ and $Y$ are Banach spaces with $Y$ reflexive, then the space $\mathcal{B}(X,Y)$ of bounded operators from $X$ to $Y$ is the dual of the projective tensor product of $X$ and $Y^{*}$. As in the ...
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Is this a correct argument for why this space of sequences is a Hilbert space?

I am assigned the following problem (a piece of Exercise 6.5 in Brezis's book): Let $(\lambda_n)$ be a sequence of positive numbers such that $\lim_{n\to\infty}\lambda_n=+\infty$. Let $V$ be the ...
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In a separable Hilbert space, can you write an operator from $\mathcal H$ to $\mathcal H$ as a column-finite matrix?

In this question, we are representing an operator $T$ as a matrix with respect to an orthonormal basis $\left\{e_n : n \in \mathbb{N}\right\}$. To do so, we let $t_{ij} = \langle T(e_j),e_i\rangle$. ...
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For $A$ self-adjoint, $\sup_{|x|=1}\langle Ax,x\rangle = \max \sigma(A)$

For a self-adjoint operator $A$ on a Hilbert space $H$, one has $\sup_{|x|=1}\langle Ax,x \rangle = \max\sigma(A)$. I want to prove this using the spectral theorem. My idea is: Let $a = ...
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Is this projection operator onto a subspace of a Hilbert space bounded?

(I copy and paste and edit from Is this operator bounded? Hilbert space projection, my question is almost the same) Let $V \subset H$ be Hilbert spaces (different inner products) with $V$ dense and ...
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Differentiating an infinite series in Hilbert space

Suppose $H$ is separable Hilbert space and $w_j$ is a basis. Suppose we have $h=\sum a_j(t)w_j$ an infinite sum where the coefficients are functions of $t$. The sum makes sense in the sense that the ...
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Hilbert spaces - equivalent norm

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space with a norm $\| \cdot \|_1$. Let $\| \cdot \|_2$ be another norm on $H$ which is equivalent with $\| \cdot \|_1$. It is easy to see that $(H, \| \cdot \|_2)$ is a Banach ...
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Concerning unbounded linear operators on a Hilbert space

Let $H$ be some Hilbert space and let $B:H\rightarrow H$ be a bounded linear operator and $T:H\rightarrow H$ an unbounded linear operator. Furthermore we assume that $T$ is closed ,i.e. it's graph in ...
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Inverse of Identity plus Volterra operator

consider the following operator or $L_2(0,1)$, $(Pw)(x)=w(x)+\int_0^x K(x,y)w(y)dy+\int_x^1 K(y,x)w(y)dy$, where the integral kernel is a polynomial. I am trying to construct the inverse of this ...
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What is the dual space of $C([0,T];X)$ ($X$ Hilbert space)?

What is the dual space of $C([0,T];X)$, where $X$ is a Hilbert space? Is it $\operatorname{BV}([0,T]; X^*)$? As we know, for $C([0,T])$, the dual space is $\operatorname{BV}([0,T])$, but when it is ...
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Canonical field of Hilbert spaces in Dixmier; Plancherel Theorem

I'm working through the proof of Plancherel's Theorem in $C^{*}$-algebras by Dixmier, section 18.8. For the most part, I'm happy with it, although I have one problem. From Dixmier, I have the proof ...
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Relations between spectrum and quadratic forms in the unbounded case

Let $H$ be a complex Hilbert space. If $B$ is a bounded self-adjoint operator on $H$ then its spectrum is a closed and bounded subset of the real line and we can find its extremes in terms of the ...
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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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Volterra Operator is compact but has no eigenvalue

Volterra operator is defined as operator $V:L^2[0,1]\rightarrow L^2[0,1]$ by \begin{eqnarray} (V)(f(x))=\int_0^xf(y)dy \end{eqnarray} Would you help me to prove that this operator is compact but has ...
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Orthogonal complement of a Hilbert Space

I have this problem: Let $S$ be a subset of a Hilbert $H$ and let $M$ be the closed subspace generated by $S$. Show that $M^{\perp} = S^{\perp}$ $M = (S^{\perp})^{\perp}$ if $V$ is a subspace of ...
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A continuity condition for a bilinear form on a Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a real Hilbert space, and let $B : H \times H \to \mathbb{R}$ be bilinear and symmetric. Suppose there is a constant $C$ such that for all $x \in H$, $|B(x,x)| \le C \|x\|^2$. Must $B$ be ...
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Proving Inner Product Space

Let $E=C^1 [a,b]$ be the space of all continuously differentiable functions. For $f,g \in E$ define $$ \langle f,g \rangle \ = \ \int_a^b f'(x) \ g'(x) \ dx$$ Is $\langle f,g \rangle$ an inner product ...
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If $x_n \to x$ in Hilbert space, does $|x_n| \leq C|x|$?

If $x_n \to x$ in a Hilbert space $X$, is it true that $|x_n| \leq C|x|$ for all $n$ for some constant $C$? It is true for $n$ big enough. But not sure about all $n$.
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$\ell_{p}$ space is not Hilbert for any norm if $p\neq 2$

My question is motivated by this one: $\ell_p$ is Hilbert space if and only if $p=2$ Maybe it is a simple thing or im just confused but, suppose we are given any norm in $\ell_{p}$ for $p\neq 2$. ...
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Dense subspace of $\ell^2$

Is the set \begin{align} A=\left\{a=(a_1,a_2,\dots)\in\ell^2 \ \ \lvert \ \ \sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{a_n}{n}=0 \right\}\subset\ell^2 \end{align} dense in $\ell^2$ Is the following argument ...
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When does an operator commute with another operator given by a series?

Suppose $B$ is a bounded operator on some Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$, given by a series of the form $$ B = I + \sum^\infty_{k = 1} c_k(I - A)^k $$ where $A$ is a given bounded operator on ...
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Net convergence and norm-convergence in Hilbert spaces

Let $\mathcal H$ be a Hilbert space which is not necessarily separable. Given a sequence of element $h_n$ indexed by $\mathbb N$, we say their sum converges in norm if the sequence $\{\sum_{n=1}^k h_n ...
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The image of orthonormal basis under compact operator

I need a help to prove that statement: if $\{e_n\}$ an orthonormal basis in Hilbert space $H$ and $A$ is a compact operator from $H$ to $H$, then $Ae_n\rightarrow 0$. Thx for any help.
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If the expectation $\langle v,Mv \rangle$ of an operator is $0$ for all $v$ is the operator $0$?

I ran into this a while back and convinced my self that it was true for all finite dimensional vector spaces with complex coefficients. My question is to what extent could I trust this result in the ...
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Compact operator between Hilbert spaces: range and orthogonal complement of the kernel are separable

Let $\mathcal{H}_1$ and $\mathcal{H}_2$ be Hilbert spaces and $T: \mathcal{H}_1 \rightarrow \mathcal{H}_2$ a compact operator. I want to show that $(\ker T)^\perp$ and $\text{ran}\ T$ are separable. ...
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Questions about $B(H)$ and $B(H)/K(H)$ as Banach space

I am trying to investigate the relation between Uniformly Convexity and existence of Schauder Basis for a Banach space. I read in a Handbook article that $B(H)$ (the algebra of all bounded operators ...
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Bounded sequence in Hilbert space contains weak convergent subsequence

In Hilbert space $H$, $\{x_n\}$ is a bounded sequence then it has a weak convergent subsequence. Is there any short proof? Thanks a lot.
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A problem on Fourier transforms and orthogonality

Let $f$ be a square integrable function, strictly positive almost everywhere. Consider the family of functions $f_a=f(x+a)$, where $a$ is any real number. I want to prove that if a function is ...
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Compact operators between Hilbert spaces

I have the suspect that the following statement is true, but I don't how to prove it. Any suggestion? Thanks to all! Let $X$, $Y$ be Hilbert spaces and let $T \colon X \to Y$ be a linear continuous ...
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Maximal Value of Integral

Calculate the maximal value of $\int_{-1}^1g(x)x^3 \, \mathrm{d}x$, where $g$ is subject to the conditions $\int_{-1}^1g(x)\, \mathrm{d}x = 0;\;\;\;\;\;\;\;$ $\int_{-1}^1g(x)x^2\, \mathrm{d}x = ...
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Distance of functions defined on a Hilbert Space

In our Topology class, we touched on Hilbert spaces for a couple of weeks. I've been studying various problems around the topics we covered, and I came across this one on a list of supplemental ...
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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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Are translates of Gaussians an overcomplete set in $L^2(\Bbb R)$?

Consider the Gaussian $\exp(-t^2/2)$. Is it the case that any function in $L^2(\Bbb R)$ can be written as a limit of a sum of scalings and translations of Gaussians? That is, for any $f\in L^2(\Bbb ...
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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 ...
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Find norm of operator

I have a linear functional $$A: L_2[0,2] \to \mathbb R, Ax = \int_0^2(t^2+2)x(t)dt$$ I need to find $C$, trying to measure $C$ and $||Ax||$ to find it, but how can I do it in this problem?
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Fourier series to calculate infinite series

I try to show that $\sum_{i=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^2} = \frac{\pi^2}{6}$ using Fourier series and $f(x) = x$ on $L^2_{\mathbb{C}}[-\pi, \pi]$, with basis $e_n(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}e^{inx}$. I ...
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Gram-Schmidt for uncountable sets?

I know that Gram Schmidt can be applied to countable linear independent sets on Hilbert spaces, but what happens if we apply it on uncountable sets? Obviously this process has to fail then (at least ...
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Upper bound for norm of Hilbert space operator

It is a standard result that for a bounded self-adjoint operator $T$ on a complex Hilbert space $H$, we have $||T||=\sup_{||x||=1}|\langle Tx,x\rangle|:=M$. It seems that for any bounded operator on ...
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A dense subset of a Hilbert space

I am curious about the following problem: Consider the Hilbert space (a weighted $L^2(\mathbb{R})$ space): $$\mathscr{H}=\bigg\{f: \mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}\text{ Lebesgue ...
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exercise on the closed subspaces of an Hilbert spaces

I have a question regarding exercise 3.1.13 of "Analysis Now" by Pedersen volume 118 of the Springer GTM. The exercise aim to show that any closed subspace $X$ of $L^2([0,1])\cap L^{\infty}([0,1])]$ ...