A vector space $E$, generally over the field $\mathbb R$ or $\mathbb C$ with a map $\lVert \cdot\rVert\colon E\to \mathbb R_+$ satisfying some conditions.

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An example of a non-compact operator which is equal to (norm) limit of compact operators

For a normed linear space $X$ and a Banach space $Y$, the set of all compact operator from $X$ to $Y$, which is denoted by $K(X,Y)$, is normed closed in $B(X,Y)$. Is there a counterexample which ...
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Maximal chain in the collection of all invariant subspaces for compact operator $K$

Let $X$ be a Banach space over ${\Bbb C}$, and $K\in K(X)$ ($K(X) = $ compact operators space). Show that if ${\cal L}$ is a maximal chain in the $Lat K$ ($Lat K = $ the collection of all invariant ...
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Operators on non-separable Banach spaces have non-trivial invariant subspaces

Show that if $T\in B(X)$ and $X$ is not separable, then $T$ has a nontrivial invariant subspace. I know that $\ker (T)$ and $\operatorname{ran}(T)$ are invariant $T$-subspace. So if $\ker T\neq ...
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functional analysis: show L^1 integral operator has norm 1

I just started my course in functional analysis and have already stumbled across some things I don't understand, which are quite basic :(. In my lecture notes it says: Let $\mu$ be a measure on a ...
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Prove that $V$ is a complete space

Let $V$ be the space of real sequences with a finite number of elements $\neq 0$ ($ \exists N_x$ so that $x_k=0 \forall k>N_x$. Define $$||\vec x||_1=\sum_{k=1}^{N_x}|x_k|$$ Prove that $V$ is a ...
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Invariant subspaces and their complements

The following is Exercise 6.4.2 of Conway's Functional Analysis: Suppose $T\in B(X)$ where $X$ is a Banach space. Prove that $M$ is invariant under $T$ if and only if $M^{\perp}$ is invariant under ...
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Compactness of an operator on $c_0$ in terms of its infinite matrix representation

Let $A\in {\cal B}(c_0)$ (${\cal B}(c_0)$ is linear bounded operators on $c_0$) and for $n\geq 1$, define $e_n \in c_0$ by $e_n(m)=\delta_{nm}$. Put $\alpha_{nm}=(Ae_n)(m)$ for $n,m\geq 1$. we have $M ...
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$T\in\mathcal{L}(X,Y)$ maps closed bounded subsets onto closed subsets $\implies$ Range $T$ is closed.

Given two normed spaces $X$ and $Y$ and let $T$ be a bounded linear operator $T:X\to Y$. Assume that $T$ maps bounded and closed subsets of $X$ onto closed subsets of $Y$. Show that the range of $T$ ...
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Give necessary and sufficient conditions for a multiplication on $L^p$ to be compact

Let $(X, \Omega, \mu)$ be a $\sigma-$ finite measure space and for $\phi \in L^\infty(\mu)$ let $M_\phi:L^p(\mu) \to L^p(\mu)$ defined by $M_\phi f = \phi f $ be the multiplication operator. Give ...
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Is every subspace of a normed linear space which is not closed a hyperspace.

Let $B \subset X$ where $X$ is a normed linear space over $\mathbb{R}$ and $B$ is a proper subspace. If $B$ is not closed, is $B$ necessarily a hyperspace(maximal proper subspace) in $X$. I attempted ...
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Find the coefficients $a,b$ so that $\|\vec x\|=a(|x_1|+|x_2|)+b\max(|x_1|,|x_2|)$ is a norm

For which coefficients $a,b$, the expression: $$\|\vec x\|=a(|x_1|+|x_2|)+b\max(|x_1|,|x_2|)$$ is a norm in $\mathbb R^2$? My attempt: I need to verify the properties of the norm: Triangle ...
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Identity mapping from $C^1[0,1]$ with supnorm to $C^1[0,1]$ with $C^1$ norm is not continuous

If X = $C^1[0,1]$, $||f||_1 = ||f||_\infty$, and $||f||_2 = ||f||_\infty + ||f'||_\infty$, show that the identity map $I: (X, ||·||1) → (X, ||·||2)$ is bounded below, but not continuous. I know ...
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$\sup$ norm of a function

The following is an example of Murphy's C*-algebras and operator theory: I do not know how he concludes $$\int_0^1 |k(s,t) - k(s',t)||f(t)| dt \leq \sup|k(s,t) - k(s',t)|||f||_\infty$$ Please help ...
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Integral operator on $L^p$ is compact

Let $(X,\Omega,\mu)$ be an arbitrary measure space, $1<p<\infty$ , and $\frac{1}{p}+ \frac{1}{q} = 1$. If $k:X. X\to \Bbb C$ is an $\Omega.\Omega-$ measurable function such that $$M = [\int ...
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Condition under which a locally convex topological vector space becomes a normed linear space

Is this true that a locally convex topological (Hausdorff) vector space becomes a normed space when its local base has only one element, so only one Minkowski functional and so only one seminorm and ...
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geometric interpretation of the norm: $\|\vec x\|={(|x_1|+|x_2|)\over 3}+{2\max(|x_1|,|x_2|)\over 3}$

Let $p:\mathbb R^2 \to \mathbb R$ be a norm so that $$\|\vec x\|={(|x_1|+|x_2|)\over 3}+{2\max(|x_1|,|x_2|)\over 3}$$= $${{\|\vec x\|_1\over 3}}+{2\|\vec x\|_\infty\over 3}$$ The thing is that I need ...
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Why does this proof fail?[convergence of infinite sums]

An equivalent way of saying that a normed vector space is complete is saying that every absolutely convergent series, converges. Hence' in some normed vector-space(incomplete), there must be a ...
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Understanding the scalar product in the duality

I was trying to solve an exercise for my class, but then I have found somewhere a solution. I need to understand the meaning of a certain step. The exercise and the solution read as follow. Exercise ...
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Dual norm of the matrix L1 norm is infinity norm (and vice versa)

Recall that for a given norm $\|\cdot\|$ on $\mathbb{R}^n$, the dual norm is defined as a function $\|\cdot\|_*: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ with: $\|y\|_* = \max \limits_x \{x^Ty: \|x\|\le1 ...
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What kind of space is this: $\Bbb{R}^n\times\Bbb{S}_{++}^n$?

Let $\Bbb{R}^n$ be the Euclidean space of $n$-dimensional column vectors with real coefficients. Moreover, $\Bbb{S}_{++}^n$ be the space of symmetric positive definite $n\times n$ real matrices. We ...
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Is Frobenius norm induced up to a scalar factor?

I know that the Frobenius norm is not induced since $||I||_F=\sqrt n\neq 1$. But what if we consider the norm $\frac 1 {\sqrt n} ||\cdot ||_F$? Thank you!
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Does one need the Hahn-Banach theorem to prove the mean value inequality for maps into a normed space?

Consider the following mean value theorem: If $f$ is a continuous mapping of $\,[a,b]$ into a normed linear space $X$, whose norm doesn't derive from an inner product, and $f$ is differentiable on ...
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Riesz's Lemma for $l^\infty$ and $\alpha = 1$

Riesz's Lemma says the following: Let $X$ be a normed vector space and $Y$ a proper closed subspace of $X$. Pick $\alpha \in (0,1)$. Then $\exists x\in X$ such that $|x|=1$ and $d(x,y) \geq \alpha$ ...
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Why is semi-norm special?

One difference between semi-norm and norm is: "It is possible for ||v|| = 0 for nonzero v, ||.|| being semi-norm" I see some papers, and they use semi-norm directly. Why is semi-norm better than ...
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Must a normed vector space be over $\mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$?

If it must be, why is this so? In the maths courses I have taken normed vector spaces always have been over $\mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$, but I don't see that this has to be so. I am asking because I ...
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Condition on Equality of closure of open ball and closed ball, suppose I have a counterexample

Let $(X, d)$ be a metric space. Also for $x \in X$ and $r \ge 0$ define: $$ B(x,r) = \{ y \in X : d(x,y) < r \} \quad \mbox{ and } \quad K(x,r) = \{ y \in X : d(x,y) \le r \}. $$ Denote by ...
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Proof of compactness for sets of norm equal to one in finite-dimensional normed vector spaces

The proposition I have been trying to prove is that the set $A=\{x\in E:N(x)=1\}$ is a compact subset of the (real) finite-dimensional vector space $E$ for any norm $N:E\to \mathbb{R}$. I am reading ...
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Radon-Riesz & Kadec-Klee

Let us say that a normed vector space has the a) RR (Radon-Riesz) property if for any sequence, norm convergence is equivalent to weak convergence + convergence of norms. b) KK (Kadec-Klee) property ...
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Spectrum of a finite rank operator

If $ T\in B(H)$ is a finite rank operator, then there are orthonormal vectors $e_1,...,e_n$ and vectors $g_1,...,g_n$ such that $Th=\sum_{i=1}^n (h,e_i )g_i$, then we can easily see that $T$ is ...
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What is an ultrametric normed vector space?

Wikipedia's article on ultrametric spaces seems to suggest that an ultrametic space can also be a normed vector space. It seems to be impossible for an ultrametric to be induced by a vector space ...
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continuity in the strong topology implies continuity in the weak one

I have to prove that if $T:(E,\|\cdot\|_E)\rightarrow (F,\|\cdot\|_F)$ is a continuous and linear operator, and $x_h\rightharpoonup x$ in $E$, than $Tx_h\rightharpoonup Tx$ in $F$. So we know that $T$ ...
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Extension of function with values in a Banach space

I want to prove the following Let $E,X$ be Banach spaces, and $Y\subset E$ a closed subspace with codimension $1$. Let $T:Y \to X$ be a continuous linear function. Then there exists a continuous ...
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In a normed vector space, does $x+r\Gamma = x'+r'\Gamma$ imply $x=x',r=r'$?

Let $X$ denote a real normed vector space and suppose $\Gamma \subseteq X$ is a bounded subset with two or more elements. Consider $r,r' \in \mathbb{R}_{> 0}$ and $x,x' \in X$. Does $x+r\Gamma = ...
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give necessary and sufficient conditions that every functional in $w^*-cl M$ be the $w^*$- limit of a sequence from M

Let $X$ be a separable Banach space. If $M$ is a linear manifold in $X^*$ give necessary and sufficient conditions that every functional in $w^*-\mathrm{cl} M$ be the $w^*$- limit of a sequence from ...
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convex weak* sequentially closed subset of a separable Banach space implies weak* closed

I'm studying Conway's a course in Functional Analysis by myself. The following is corollary 6.12.7 of this book. If $X$ is a separable Banach space and $A$ is a convex subset of $X^*$ that is weak* ...
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How to prove that this set is closed. [duplicate]

Lets say $a_1, a_n$ are normed vectors. Why is the set $C = \{\Sigma_{i=1}^n \lambda_ia_i: \lambda_i \ge0\}$ closed? The $\lambda$'s can be any non-negative numbers. So C is the set of all ...
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In a normed vector space, if $S⊆X$ is closed, is $f(S,r)$ necessarily closed?

Let $X$ denote a (real or complex) normed vector space. Consider the function $f : \mathcal{P}(X) \times \mathbb{R}_{\geq 0} \rightarrow \mathcal{P}(X)$ given as follows. $$f(S,r) = \bigcup_{s \in ...
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Adjoint of an operator on $C(X)$

Let $X,Y$ be compact and $\tau: Y\to X$ be continuous. If $A:C(X)\to C(Y)$ such that $(Af)(y)=f(\tau(y))$ is a linear and continuous operator, then show that the adjoint operator $A^*:M(Y)\to M(X)$ is ...
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Show that an hyperplane is closed iff f is linear and continuous

I need an help with the following exercise. Let $(E,\| \cdot \|)$ a n.v.s. and let $f:E\rightarrow \Bbb R$. Show that $H=\{x\in E: f(x)=\alpha\}$ is closed if and only if $f\in E'.$ Actually, I ...
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Show that an operator is bounded.

Let $\{\alpha_{mn} ;m,n\geq 1\}$ be scalars satisfying a- $M=\sup_n\sum_{m\geq 1}|\alpha_{mn}|<\infty $ , and b- $\sup_n|\alpha_{mn}|<\infty$, then $(Af)(n) = \sum_{m\geq 1}\alpha_{mn} f(m)$ ...
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When is $M+N$ closed

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $M,N$ be closed subspaces. If the range of linear transformation $x\to (x+M)\oplus (x+N)$ from $X$ into $X/M\oplus X/N$ is closed show that $M+N$ is closed. or using ...
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Converse to sequential Banach--Alaoglu [duplicate]

Let $B$ be the closed unit ball of the dual space of a real normed vector space $V$. If $V$ separable then $B$ is sequentially compact in the weak-* topology. What about the converse?
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Alternatives to the notation $\|x\|$ for the norm of $x$?

For aesthetic reasons, I don't like the notation $\|x\|$ for the norm of $x$. Have any alternatives been proposed?
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Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space (RKHS) constructed by the summation of positive-definite kernels.

Let $k_1,\ldots,k_p$ be positive definite kernels defined on $\mathcal{X}\times\mathcal{X}$, where $\mathcal{X}$ is a non-empty set. $k_i$ is the reproducing kernel of the Reproducing Kernel Hilbert ...
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Relation between continuous maps and convergence of sequences

I am studying metric spaces and I know that in a normed space $E$ a map $T:E \to E$ is contínuous if and only if $T(x_n) \to T(x)$ for every convergent sequence $x_n \to x$ in $E$. In my notes there ...
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Isometry in a finite dimensional vector space is always surjective

My book defines an isometry as a linear operator between two vector spaces X and Y where: $$\|T(x)\|=\|x\|$$ Later it has a sentence which I do not understand. If we have a finite dimensional ...
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Quotient space and continuous linear operator

I'm trying to study some arguments of math by myself and I have some problems to understand the interpretation of the norm about linear operators. The books says that there's a correspondence between ...
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Proof of separability of Lp spaces

The following is a proof in Brezis book. It shows the separability of $L^{p}$ spaces: I have a few questions regarding the proof. Questions: It says 'it is easy to construct a function $f_{2} ...
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Minimization of an evaluation under the weak* topology

I'm self studying (for fun) the book "Functional Analysis, Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control" (by Clarke), and I'd appreciate some feedback for my proposed solution for an exercise from the ...
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Seminorm proof of a function

I have an example in a book which is not very clear to me : let $E$ vector space made of numerical functions (or complex) $f$ defined on a set $A$. $\forall a \in A, N_a : f \rightarrow |f(a)|$ is a ...