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Physical interpretation of L1 Norm and L2 Norm

In signal analysis, students have no qualms about associating the L2 norm of a square integrable function f(t) as the energy associated with that signal. A good understanding of whether a function ...
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Complete ONS and pure point spectrum

In all that follows all operators are taken to be densely defined on a Hilbert space $H$. Some textbooks state that an operator $A$ on $H$ has pure point spectrum if $H$ admits a complete ONS (Hilbert ...
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Non-commuting projection operators on a Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a separable Hilbert space. Can you provide an example of 3 orthogonal projection operators which are mutually non-commuting?
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Correct spaces for quantum mechanics

The general formulation of quantum mechanics is done by describing quantum mechanical states by vectors $|\psi_t(x)\rangle$ in some Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ and describes their time evolution by ...
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Proof that the spectrum of the Dirichlet Laplacian is discrete

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ a open bounded set. The Dirichlet laplacian can be defined via it's closed semi-bounded form on $H^1_0(\Omega)$. The fact that it's spectrum is discrete is as far as I ...
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Proving $L^2$ convergence (application of dominated convergence?)

For any $f\in L^2(\mathbb{R}^d)$ prove \begin{align}\left\lVert \int_{\mathbb{R}^d} e^{i |x-y|^2}f(y) dy-\int_{\mathbb{R}^d}e^{i |x-y|^2} e^{-|y|^2/a}f(y) dy \right\rVert_{L^2} \rightarrow 0\ \ \ ...
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Quantization of angular momentum: is Dirac's proof wrong?

I'm trying to understand the physicist's proof of the theorem on the spectral structure of angular momentum operators (I'm being told that this proof is due to Dirac). I will refer to Ballentine's ...
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Perturbation theorem of Weyl

Does anyone know where to find something about the perturbation theorem of Weyl, preferably on the internet. The theorem I'm talking about states: let $A$ be a self-adjoint operator on a Hilbert ...