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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 ...
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Show that an isometric linear operator $T:H\to H$ satisfies $T^* T=I$, where $I$ is the identity operator on $H$.

Show that an isometric linear operator $T:H\to H$ satisfies $T^* T=I$, where $I$ is the identity operator on $H$. I've been stuck on this for a while and don't really know where to start.
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Adjoint operator between Hilbert spaces, does it map a subspace onto a subspace?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Hilbert spaces and let $f\colon X \to Y$ be a linear continuous bijection. Define the adjoint $f'\colon Y \to X$ by $(f'y, x)_X = (y, fx)_Y$. Let $X_0$ and $Y_0$ be subspaces of ...
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Completeness of the space of random variables with bounded conditional first moment with respect t0 $\left\Vert \cdot\right\Vert _{2} $

Consider a probability space $\left(\Omega,\mathcal{F},P\right) $, and a sub-sigma-algebra $\mathcal{G}\subseteq\mathcal{F} $. As usual, let $L^{2}\left(\Omega,\mathcal{F},P\right) $ be the space ...
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Eigenvector of a linear combination of operators is an eigenvector of each operator

Assume $H$ is a Hilbert space and $a_1,\dots,a_n$ are operators with Hermitian adjoints $a_1^*,\dots,a_n^*$, satisfying the canonical commutation relations. Define $N_j=a_j^*a_j$. Assume $v$ is an ...
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Visualize and define a vector space without dot / inner product

I'm trying to rebase my know how in linear algebra, restart from scratch to get a more formal and useful set of definitions to help me with computer programming stuff . One of the first concepts is a ...
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Selfadjointness of the differential operator in a singular potential

The free Dirac operator is the differential operator of the following form $$ T_0 = i \alpha \nabla + \beta,$$ where $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are Hermitian $4 \times 4$ matrices, and $T_0$ is selfadjoint ...
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Riesz map on $L^2(0,T;H)$ — it's not “unique” in a way

Let $R:L^2(0,T;H) \to L^2(0,T;H^*)$ denote the Riesz representation map. Given $u \in L^2(0,T;H)$, $Ru \in L^2(0,T;H^*)$ can be changed in $[0,T]$ on a set of measure zero. So $Ru$ is not unique in ...
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Modes of convergence in infinite direct sums of $L^{2}$ spaces

It is known that if a sequence of random variables converges in norm then there exists a subsequence which converges almost surely. That is: let $\left(X_{n}\right)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}\subseteq ...
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Proving an orthonormal set is an orthonormal basis in Hilbert space [duplicate]

Consider a separable Hilbert space $H$, and $\{g_n\}$ is an orthonormal basis of $H$. Now there is an orthonormal set $\{f_n\}$ that satisfies $\sum_n\|f_n-g_n\|^2<1$. Show that $\{f_n\}$ is also ...
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T is not compact operator

I want to show that if $T$ is a bounded operator between two Hilbert spaces and $T$ is not compact then there exists an orthonormal sequence $y_{n}$ and an $R>0$ such that $\forall n\in ...
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Normed Space and Hibert Space Problem

Anyone could describe me, why this is True? Suppose $(H, \|.\|) $ is a normed space. the norm $\|.\|$ induced by an inner product if and only if Parallelogram law is valid. Regards.
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Equivalent definitions of the trace of a Hilbert-Schmidt operator

I am currently reading the book Spectral Methods in Automorphic Forms, and Iwaniec defines the trace operator in a different way than I am accustomed to. Throughout, assume that everything converges ...
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Composition of projections has a fixed point in a Hilbert space

Let Let H be a Hilbert space with an inner product ⟨⋅,⋅⟩ : H×H→R, and induced norm $∥⋅∥ : H→R_+$ Let $C_1$ and $C_2$ be closed, convex, nonempty, disjoint subsets of $H$ with at least one of ...
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Spectral Measures: Subspace Decomposition

Attention This thread has been split into this one and: Spectral Measures: Subspace Characterization Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ and let the Lebesgue measure be $\lambda$. ...
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If $z$ is in an inner product space $X$, show that $f(x)=\langle x,z \rangle$ defines a bounded linear functional $f$ on $X$.

If $z$ is any fixed element of an inner product space $X$, show that $f(x)=\langle x,z \rangle$ defines a bounded linear functional $f$ on $X$, of norm $||z||$. If the mapping $X\to X'$ given $z\to f$ ...
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Closure in a Hilbertspace

Define for a self-adjoint pure contraction $S$ (remember: $\|S\|\leq1$ and $\pm1\notin\sigma_p(S))$ on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ the following set: $C_c^*(S):=\{g(S):g\in C_c(\hat{\sigma}(S))\}$ ...
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Hilbert Subspaces: ONB

This might be a duplicate. If so, then please let me know. Thanks! Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a dense subspace $\overline{Z}=\mathcal{H}$. Then it provides an ONB: ...
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Spectral Measures: Riemann-Lebesgue

Problem Given a Hilbert space the Lebesgue measure. Consider a selfadjoint Hamiltonian: $$H:\mathcal{D}\to\mathcal{H}$$ Denote its associated Borel spectral measure by: ...
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A Fredholm alternative for nonlinear operators?

There is a Fredholm alternative of the form: Let $K$ be a compact linear operator. Then $(I + K)u = f$ has a solution $u$ for every $f$ if and only if $$\text{$(I+K)u=0 \implies u=0$.}$$ Is ...
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Reducing Subspaces: Nonexample?

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider an operator $T:\mathcal{D}(T)\to\mathcal{H}$. Regard a closed subspace $Z\leq\mathcal{H}$. Suppose the subspace reduces the operator: $$TZ\subseteq ...
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Ordered Projections: Range

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider two orthogonal projections $P,Q$. Then: $$P\leq Q\implies\mathcal{R}(P)\subseteq\mathcal{R}(Q)$$ The ordering being induced by: ...
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a question about contractions on Hilbert spaces

Let $\cal{H}$ be a Hilbert space, $T_1,T_2\in\cal{B(H)}$, $\|T_1(h_1)+T_2(h_2)\|^2\leq\|h_1\|^2+\|h_2\|^2$ for all $h_1,h_2\in\cal{H}$. $T_1T^\ast_1+T_2T^\ast_2\leq I$. Then can we verify that 1 ...
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Normal Operator: Everywhere defined implies bounded?

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a normal operator $N:\mathcal{H}\to\mathcal{H}$. If its domain is the whole Hilbert space then is it necessarily bounded? The point is that I'm trying ...
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Is $\|x\| = \| \overline{x} \|$ in an inner product space?

Suppose $X$ is a complex inner product space of complex valued functions that is closed under conjugation. Is it true that $\|x\| = \| \overline{x} \|$ for all $x$? If not, is there a simple ...
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Isometric Operators: Common Core

Given a Hilbert or Banach space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider two closed operators $S:\mathcal{D}(S)\to\mathcal{H}$ and $T:\mathcal{D}(T)\to\mathcal{H}$. Suppose they're isometric on a common core ...
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$\langle Tx,x\rangle =0$ , then T is zero

I just wanted to be sure about something. The implication $\langle Tx,x\rangle =0$ , then T is zero , holds only if $T$ is self-adjoint right? If $T$ is an arbitrary operator, we need to have $\langle ...
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Bounding a linear functional in $L_2[0, 1]$

For each f in $L_2[0, 1]$ let $\phi(t)$ be the solution of $y' + ay = f$ that satisfies $\phi(0) = 0$, where a is a constant. Define $l: L_2[0,1] \to \mathbb{C}$ by $l(f) = \int_0^1 \phi(t) dt.$ ...
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Gelfand triple: what happens if we don't identify the pivot Hilbert space with its dual?

People usually say $V \subset H = H^* \subset V^*$ is a Gelfand triple if $V$ is continuously and densely embedded in $H$ and $H$ is identified with its dual. Sometimes they do not mentioned that ...
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Making a complex inner product symmetric

Let $(V, (\cdot, \cdot))$ be a complex inner product space, say a space of complex-valued functions, with $(\cdot, \cdot)$ linear in the second position and sesquilinear in the first. Assume that $V$ ...
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Evaluating the $L_2[-1, 1]$ inner product on rescaled Legendre polynomials

Let $z_n(t) = \sqrt{\frac{2n+1}{2}} \frac{1}{2^n n!} \frac {d^n}{dt^n} (t^2-1)^n$, a rescaled Legendre polynomial. As an intermediate step of a larger problem, I need to show that in terms of the ...
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Selfadjointness of the Dirac operator on the infinite-dimensional Hilbert space

I am a physicist, so my background in functional analysis is limited only to basics. However, I would like to prove that the free Dirac operator is selfadjoint (or Hermitian, or neither). The free ...
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Family of sequences in a Hilbert space with certain property

Suppose $\mathcal{F}$ is a family of sequences on the unit sphere of $l_2$ with the following property: For any sequence $\varepsilon_n\downarrow 0$ but which is not eventually identically $0$, there ...
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on Limits and sequences proofs of a closed subspace of the hilbert space.

$M$ is a closed subspace of the Hilbert space $H$ and $ x\in H$ My book states these two claims. (1) If $d = \inf_{y \in M} \|x - y \|^2 $then there is a sequence of elements $\{y_n\}$ of $M$ such ...
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Finding the maximum of an integral of a function with given constraints.

This comes from Rudin's Real Analysis text. The first part of the problem asks us to compute $\displaystyle\min_{a,b,c}\int_{-1}^1|x^3-a-bx-cx^2|dx$ (which I have done). Now it asks us to find ...
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Hermitian and self-adjoint operators on infinite-dimensional Hilbert spaces

I am a physicist and I am trying to get a grasp on the following terms from functional analysis: As I understand, an operator is Hermitian if it is symmetric and bounded (domains of A and A* don't ...
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Spectral Measures: Support vs. Norm

Given a complex Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a spectral measure: $$E:\mathcal{B}(\mathbb{C})\to\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$$ and its associated normal operator: $$T:=\int_\mathbb{C}zdE(z)$$ ...
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Spectral Measures: Support vs. Spectrum

Given a complex Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a Borel spectral measure: $$E:\mathcal{B}(\mathbb{C})\to\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$$ and its associated normal operator: ...
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An empty subdifferential

Can you give me an example of function $f$ defined on an Hilbert space, real valued (extended with $+ \infty$), lower semi continuous, convex and proper for which $\operatorname{dom}(\partial f)= ...
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Every Hilbert Space has an orthonormal basis [duplicate]

I'd be really grateful if someone could tell me what steps I should take (ie. what books to read) before I can prove the statement in the title. I currently have taken rigorous courses in Linear ...
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Identifying a Hilbert space with its dual

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. Often people say "we identify $H$ with its dual $H^*$ with the Riesz representation theorem". I know there is a map $R:H^* \to H$ which is ismometric and isomorphic. So by ...
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$\{ x \in H: x=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}c_{k}u_{k}$, $|c_{k}| \leq \frac{1}{k}\}$ is compact

Let $H$ be a complex inner product space that is also a complete metric space with respect to the distance induced by the inner product. Assume $\{u_{k}\}_{k=1}^{\infty}$ be an orthonormal set in ...
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Showing $||L|| = \sup_{x,\, y\, \in H,\, x,\, y\, \neq 0} \frac{|\langle Ax,y\rangle|}{||x||\cdot ||y||}.$

Prove that, for a Hilbert space $H$ and a linear bounded operator $L:H \to H$ such that the domain of $L$ is $H$, $$||L|| = \sup_{x,\, y\, \in H}_{ x,\, y\, \neq 0} \frac{|\langle ...
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ONB: Fourier Series

Given the Hilbert space $L^2([-\pi,\pi])$. Consider the orthonormal system: $$\mathcal{S}:=\{\frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}}e^{ikx}:k\in\mathbb{Z}\}$$ This is an ONB. How do I prove this? I guess, I could try ...
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Norm of $A$ is zer0 when $\Bbb H$ is Complex Hiblert Space

If $\Bbb H$ is a $\Bbb C$-Hilbert space and $A\in \Bbb B(\Bbb H),$i.e. bounded linear operator on $\Bbb H$ such that $\langle Ah,h\rangle=0$ for all h in $\Bbb H$, then $A=0$ For the proof of this ...
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Radon-Nikodym: Integrability?

Let $\lambda:\Sigma\to\mathbb{R}_+$ and $\kappa:\Sigma\to\mathbb{R}_+$ be finite measures on $\Omega$. Then by Radon-Nikodym: $$\kappa(E)\leq L\cdot\lambda(E)\quad(\forall ...
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Prove that every reproducing kernel is a positive matrix (and vice versa)

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a functional hilbert space (defined over a set $S$) with a reproducing kernel K. Prove that: a) $K$ is a positive matrix means the queadtric form is positive, i.e ...
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Proving that if $\sum\|f_n-e_n\|^2< 1$, $\{f_n\}$ is a complete sequence

Let $\{e_n\}$ be a complete orthonormal sequence in an Hilbert space $H$ and let $\{f_n\}$ be an arbitrary sequence of elements in $H$ s.t $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\|f_n-e_n\|^2<1$$Show that ...
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Proving for each seperatble hilbert space exist complete sequence

Let $H$ be a separable Hilbert Space. Prove that exists orthonormal complete sequence and give example for one non-orthonormal sequence. I thought taking orthonormal basis for $H$ denoted by ...