An inner product space is a vector space equipped with an inner product. The inner product is a generalisation of the "dot" product often used in vector calculus.

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Which of the following determines an inner product over the space of real continuous functions with continuous first derivatives? [on hold]

I have a textbook question which I have no clue how to solve it. " Which of the following determines an inner product over the space of real continuous functions with continuous first derivatives? ...
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To prove that on $C([0,1])$, the integral $\int_{0}^{1} f(x)g(x)dx $ defines a scalar product.

Now, for the given operation to be a scalar product, I know I need to check four conditions. Here's what I have done so far: $\langle f,g\rangle $ = $\int_{0}^{1} f(x)g(x)dx$ = $\int_{0}^{1} ...
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What's the advantage of using bra-ket notation over inner-product notation?

Both notations look pretty similar, and appear similar when undergo algebraic operations. Apart from personal taste (aesthetics) concerning commas ($\langle \phantom{\cdot},\phantom{\cdot} \rangle$) ...
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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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Covariant metric tensor of a subspace

Suppose $f_1,f_2$ and $f_3$ are vectors in a vector space $V$ with a dot product. Me assume that the vectors are linearly independent. What does it mean to find the covariant metric tensor of ...
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When does $ \langle gI, t \rangle = \langle I, g^{-1} t\rangle $ hold true?

Consider $I, t \in \mathbb{R}^d$ and $g$ is some element in a group of transformations (for example like the affine group in $\mathbb{R}^2$). I was wondering when the inner product $ \langle gI, t ...
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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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Show $\langle u,v \rangle = -\frac{1}{2}$ when $u+v+w=0$ and $\|u\|=\|v\|=\|w\|=1$?

Show $\langle u,v \rangle = -\frac{1}{2}$ when $u+v+w=0$ and $\|u\|=\|v\|=\|w\|=1$? My thinking is: $\langle u+v+w,v \rangle =0 \iff \langle u,v \rangle + \langle w,v \rangle = -1$ How do i ...
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Intersection of positive half-spaces

Let $V$ be a Euclidean space with inner product $(\cdot,\cdot)$. Let $\{\eta_i\}_{i=1}^{n}$ be a basis for $V$ , $n$ is the dimension of $V$. I want to prove that there exists a vector $t \in V$ such ...
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Inner product space definition 3 [closed]

Everywhere it says that an inner product is the generalisation of a dot product, and that it has three (four) axioms. This is way too abstract, as it doesn't give me a precise definition. For example, ...
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Show the following Inner product problem

Im stuck in this problem it seems easy but I can't find the way to show it Show that $y \perp x_n $ and $x_n \to x$ together imply $x \perp y$ Thanks for you time.
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Eigenfunction and their orthogonality with respect to the weight function

The Eigenfunction and their orthogonality with respect to the weight function $$\sigma$$ is defined as $$\int _a{}^b\phi _n\text{(x)}\phi _m\text{(x)$\sigma $(x)dx=0}$$. Given that I have some ...
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Show that $\{x\in V| \langle x,e \rangle=0 \forall e\in E\} =\{y\in V ~| ~y\perp w_i, 1\leq i \leq k \}$

Let $E$ be subset of a vector space $V$. Let $B =\{w_1,\dots,w_k\}$ be a basis for $E$. Prove: $E^\perp =\{y\in V | y\perp w_i, 1\leq i \leq k \}$ Is my proof correct? Define two sets: (a) ...
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Lemma 3.3-7 and Theorem 3.6-2 in Kreyszig's “Introductory Functional Analysis With Applications”: What if completeness is lost? [duplicate]

Let $X$ be an inner product space, and let $M$ be a non-empty subset of $X$. Then we have the following: (a) If the space of $M$ is dense in $X$, then $M^\perp = \{0 \}$, that is, $x \in X$, $x ...
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Prove norm does not come from inner product.

I know I have to show it does not satisfy the parallelogram law but I don't know how to apply it.
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Prove norm doesn't come from inner product.

Please help me prove this. I'm not sure how to apply the parallelogram law to the norm.
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Show: If $v \in E^{\perp}$ then it can be written as $v=w+c_1w_1+c_2w_2+\dots +c_kw_k$

(i) Assume that $B = \{w_1,\dots,w_k\}$ is an orthogonal basis for $E$. Let $v \in E^{\perp}$ such that $v\neq O_{V}$. Prove that $v=w+c_1w_1+c_2w_2+\dots +c_kw_k$ for some nonzero $w\notin E$ and ...
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Proving that the norm of $f'(y)$ is attained at $\pm\frac{\nabla f(y)}{\|\nabla f(y)\|}$.

Consider a $C^1$ function $f:\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}$ and a point $y\in \mathbb{R}^n$ such that $\nabla f(y)\neq 0$. Prove that there exists an unit vector $x_0\in\mathbb{R}^n$ such that ...
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Inner products and maxima

Let $a_1,\; ...\;, a_n$ and $b_1,\; ...\;, b_n\in \mathbb R$ be positive real numbers. Find $$ max \;(a_1x_1 + a_2x_2 + ... + a_nx_n) $$ and $$ min \;(a_1x_1 + a_2x_2 + ... + a_nx_n) $$ over $x_1, ...
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An inequality about inner product in $\mathbb{R}^2$.

Let $a_i,b_i,r_i,s_i$ be positive integers for $i\in\{1,2\}$. $r_i$ and $s_i$ are non-zero for $i\in\{1,2\}$. Let $a=\left(\frac{1}{a_1},\frac{1}{a_2}\right), ...
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Intersection of Hilbert spaces

Consider two Hilbert spaces $H_1$ and $H_2$ with inner products $\langle \cdot,\cdot\rangle_1$ and $\langle \cdot,\cdot\rangle_2$ generating norms $\Vert \cdot \Vert_1$ and $\Vert \cdot \Vert_2$ ...
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Theorem 3.3-1, Lemma 3.3-2, and Theorem 3.3-4 in Erwine Kreyszig's INTRODUCTORY FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS: How to write these as one?

I'm trying to prepare some ancilliary material on the following three results in sec. 3.3 in the book Introductory Functional Analysis With Applications by Erwine Kreyszig: (First, I'm giving ...
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If a subspace M is closed and dense in an inner product space V, does V = M?

The question said, if M is closed and dense in V, what conclusions can be drawn about M and V? I am assuming that these sets must be equal just by intuition and trying to visualize it. This is because ...
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Proving a sequence is a Cauchy Sequence

(Quick note: I see there are a lot of Cauchy sequence questions but I did not see this question specifically) Suppose that the sequence $v_n, n=1,2,3,... $ of elements from an inner product space $V$ ...
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Show $ \langle Tx,x \rangle \in \mathbb R$ for all $x \in H$ implies $T$ is self-adjoint

Show that a linear operator $T: H \rightarrow H$ is self adjoint if and only if $\langle Tx, x \rangle \in \mathbb R$ for all $x \in H$. You may use that the equality that for all $x,y \in H$ ...
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A basis for $\mathbb{C}^n$

What I want to prove: Suppose $\lambda \in (-\pi,\pi]$ are natural frequencies at time $n$. Then for every $\lambda_j$ define a vector $e_j^n = \frac{1}{\sqrt{n}} \left(e^{i ...
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A rescaled inner product inequality

I was wondering if the following inequality is true: Let $\xi_1,...,\xi_n$ be vectors in a Hilbert space $H$ and let $x_{i,j}$ be complex numbers such that $\prod x_{i,j}$ is real and $$\prod ...
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Prove relationship regarding the scalar product

For 2 vectors $a,b$ $\in \mathbb{R}^n$ and all entries in the vectors are $\geq 1$ is the following relationship true ? : $\langle a,b \rangle$ $ \leq$ $0.5 \langle a,a \rangle + 0.5 \langle b,b ...
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Linear Form and Inner Product: Proof

Any source on the proof of this one: Given the field of real or complex numbers, and an inner product on a finite-dimensional vector space over the field mentioned, if $\phi$ is a linear form on the ...
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Find directional derivative - simple

The directional derivative of $f(x,y)$ at $(1,2)$ in the direction of $\vec a =\vec i + \vec j$ is $2\sqrt{2}$. We also know that the directional derivative of $f(x,y)$ at $(1,2)$ in the direction of ...
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Prob. 8, Sec. 3.5 in Erwin Kreyszig's Introductory Functoinal Anlaysis With Applications

Erwin Kreyszig's Introductory Functoinal Anlaysis With Applications Prob. 8, Sec. 3.5 $\DeclareMathOperator{\span}{span}$Let $(e_k)$ be an orthonormal sequence in a Hilbert space $H$, and let $M = ...
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Why is this function not an inner product space?

From Morris, A. O., Linear Algebra, an introduction (2nd edition, Van Nostrand, 1989) he gives the following as not being an inner product. $(u,v)=x_1y_1-x_2y_1-x_1y_2+2x_2y_2$, where ...
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Is there a way to recover the sum of a vector coefficients?

Assuming an inner product between two vectors $\mathbb{a}$ and $\mathbb{b}$, $\langle \mathbb{a}\cdot \mathbb{b}\rangle$=v. Is there a way by knowing v and $\sum{\mathbb{b}}_i$ to obtain ...
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$\langle A,B\rangle = \operatorname{tr}(B^*A)$

"define the inner product of two matrices $A$ and $B$ in $M_{n\times n}(F)$ by $$\langle A,B \rangle = \operatorname{tr}(B^*A), $$ where the {conjugate transpose} (or {adjoint}) $B^*$ of a matrix $B$ ...
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If I want to prove that $M^{\perp}$is a closed

If I want to prove that $M^{\perp}$is a closed Can I say because it is the inverse image of $0$ by continuos function ( projection operator )
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How can I prove the following theorem with explanation? please

How can I prove the following theorem with explanation. please For any nonempty subset $M$ of a Hilbert space $H$, the span of $M$ is dense in $H$ if and only if $M^{\perp}=\{0\}$ I read the prove ...
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Eigenvalues of a Hermitian matrix and a Herminitian form

Need some help and hints on how to prove this one: Let $F=\mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$, and $_FV=M_{n,1}(F)$. Let $A \in M_n(F)$ be Hermitian (i.e $A^* = \bar{A}^T=A$) and $f(x,y)=x^*Ay$, for all $x,y ...
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Inner Products and Linearity

I'm currently studying inner products and understand that one of the properties of an inner product on a complex space is linearity. However, there are subtle discrepencies between my lecture notes ...
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Concentration of measure of inner product in Hilbert space?

In the finite dimensional Hilbert space of quantum mechanics (one where all vectors have norm one), is a concentration of measure phenomenon observed with the inner product of any two vectors? That ...
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Inner product: $(x,z)=(y,z)\implies x=y$?

We've talked about inner products in our last tutorial and couldn't really get answered the following questions: Let $(\cdot,\cdot)$ be any inner product. If $(x,z)=(y,z)$ for all $z$ of any given ...
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When is the sign of inner products preserved?

I'm interested in the following question: Let $E$ be a real Euclidian space. What are the linear transformations $f$ of $E$ that preserve the sign of inner products? That is, for all vectors ...
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Is the norm on $\ell^\infty$ induced by an inner product?

Let $\ell^\infty$ be the normed space of all bounded sequences $x \colon= (\xi_n)$ of all bounded sequences of complex numbers, with the norm defined by $$\Vert x \Vert_\infty \colon= \sup_{n \in ...
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Motive for the definition of inner product

Mathematicians pride themselves on writing proofs of propositions in an elegant way, but frequently (maybe even usually?) neglect to formally write motivations of definitions with the same elegance, ...
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Prob. 4, Sec. 3.4 in Erwine Kreyszig's INTRODUCTORY FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS

Let $(e_n)$ be an orthonormal sequence in an inner product space $X$. Then, for every $x \in X$, we have $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty \vert \langle x, e_n \rangle \vert^2 \ \leq \ \Vert x \Vert^2.$$ Now ...
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Prob. 3, Sec. 3.4 in Erwine Kreyszig's INTRODUCTORY FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS: How to derive the Schwarz inequality?

Let $\left( e_n \right)$ be an orthonormal sequence in an inner product space $X$. Then for every $x \in X$, we have $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty \left\vert \langle x, e_n \rangle \right\vert^2 \ \leq \ ...
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How to compute $proj_wu$; $u$ vector onto $W$ span

Let $u = (1,-2,1,6)$ in $R^4$, and let $W$ = span${(1,1,-1,0),(1,1,0,0)}$ . Compute $proj_wu$ . My Question: Since this is not an orthogonal basis, should I use the Gram-Schmidt process to convert ...
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How do you prove that T and U are the same linear transformation on an inner product space V?

Is it enough to show that $<T(x),y>$ = $<U(x),y>$ for any x and y in V?
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Does $\langle \Psi, \mathbb{I} \rangle_G=\langle Res_H\Psi, \mathbb{I} \rangle_H$ always hold?

Let $G$ be a group and $H < G$. Let $\Psi$ be a character. Let $\mathbb{I}$ be the trivial representation Does $\langle \Psi, \mathbb{I} \rangle_G=\langle Res_H\Psi, \mathbb{I} \rangle_H$ always ...
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Proof using self-adjoint property

Let $V \;$ be an inner product space over a field $\Bbb{F}$ and let $T:V\to V$ be a self-adjoint linear map. Prove that $V = \operatorname{ker}(T)\oplus\operatorname{im}(T)$. All I can think of is ...