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Convolution operator positive definite?

Let $\mu$ be a compactly supported Borel probability measure on $\mathbb{R}^n$. Consider the convolution operator $T: L^2(\mathbb{R}^n) \rightarrow L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ defined by $$ Tf = f \ast \mu $$ ...
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characterization of unital Fourier multipliers on $L^\infty(\mathbb{R})$?

Does there exist a characterization of Fourier multipliers $T \colon L^\infty(\mathbb{R}) \to L^\infty(\mathbb{R})$ which are unital, i.e. $T(1)=1$? In the case of the torus $\mathbb{T}$, it is easy ...
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Two questions in spectral theory: the spectrum of the Fourier transform and the Hamiltonian of the hydrogen atom.

I have the following two questions: The Fourier transform defines a unitary (provided that it is normalized properly) map $\hat{\cdot}:L^2(\mathbf{R})\rightarrow L^2(\mathbf{R})$. I figured out its ...
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Fourier-Transformation of Operator

I have an operator $\hat{L}$ which gives $$\hat{L} f(x) = \lambda \cdot f(x)$$ where $\lambda$ is the eigenvalue. Now I Fourier-Transform my function $f(x)$: $$\mathcal{F}(f)(p) = g(p)$$ Question: ...
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Spectral norm of a Hadamard product

Let $F$ be the $n\times n$ DFT matrix, i.e., $F_{i,j} = \exp\left(-\tfrac{2\pi(i-1)(j-1)}{n}\imath\right)$, for $1\le i,j\le n$ and $\imath =\sqrt{-1}$. Futhermore, let $\Vert \cdot\Vert$ and $\circ$ ...
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Proving something is a convolution operator…

If we define the operator $K(a)=F^{−1}aF$ where $ F:L^2({\mathbb R})\to L^2({\mathbb R})$, is the fourier transform given by $$\left(Ff\right)\left(x\right)=\int_{{\mathbb ...
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How to show something is a convolution operator?

I have the operator $W(a)$ defined by $$W(a)=F^{-1}aF$$ where $F$ denotes the fourier transform and $a$ is a function on $L^{\infty}$. I need to prove that this is convolution operator, but I don't ...
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Formula for trace of particular operators

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be the Hilbert space $L^2(\mathbb{R})$. View the Fourier transform as a unitary operator $\mathcal{F} \in B(\mathcal{H})$. For each function $f \in C_0(\mathbb{R})$, let $T(f) \in ...
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Split Step Fourier Algorithm

Consider the NLSE (Nonlinear Schroedinger equation) that can be written as the following partial differential equation: $$ \frac{\partial{A}}{\partial{z}}=({\cal{L+N}})A\quad\quad(1) $$ where $A: ...
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composition and commutators of Fourier multiplier operators

I am working with some Fourier multiplier operators arising in study of a PDE. I have a general question: Suppose $S$ and $T$ be two Fourier multiplier operators (on some space) with multipliers $m_1$ ...
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Are these operators and the fourier transform compact?

I do not want a proof but rather an explanation. I just read that $T_k:L^2(\mathbb{R}) \rightarrow L^2(\mathbb{R})$ such that $(T_kf)(s) = \int_{\mathbb{R}} k(s,t)f(t) dt $ is compact. (in this ...
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Fourier transform of inverse of Laplace operator

On $L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ consider the operator $(-\Delta+z)^{-1}$, for $\Delta$ being the Laplacian and $z\in\mathbb{C}$, on $\mathcal{D}(\Delta^{-1})$. How can one show that for $\phi\in ...
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elliptic operator and wave front set

Let us $f(x) \in C^\infty $ on $\mathbb{R}^n$, and the pseudo-diff. operator $ Q$ is defined by: $(Qu)(x)=(2\pi)^{-n}\int_{\mathbb{R}^{n}}e^{ix\xi }f(x)\left | \xi \right |\hat{u}(\xi) d\xi$ Where ...
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Fourier transform as a Gelfand transform

One question came to my mind while looking at the proof of Gelfand-Naimark theorem. Is Fourier transform a kind of Gelfand transform? Are there any other well-known transforms which are so?
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operator norm of this multiplier operator

I am having some trouble with some basic properties of a given operator. Firstly, the operator T is defined as taking the fourier inverse transform of the function ...
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Boundedness of supremum of an Integral operator

I am trying to find an $L_2$ - bound on a certain class of operators, and on my way I produced an estimate for which I need to show that \begin{equation} \sup_{x \in \mathbb{R}^n} \, ...
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positively homogeneous asymptotic expansion associated to the symbol of a pseudodifferential operator

I am currently reading about pseudodifferential operators and their symbols, and I came across the notion of classical pseudodifferential operators. For these it is possible to find an asymptotic ...
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Introductory book on Distribution theory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Distribution theory book Is there a good alternative to Friedlander Introduction to the Theory of Distributions ? Many thanks !
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What does it mean to carry out calculations modulo $S^{- \infty}$

I have trouble making sense of the following remark that is given in a set of lecture notes I am currently going through on my own: " Oscillatory integrals are used for the study of singularities of ...
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Help understanding a proof on Taylor's formula in Schwartz space $S(\mathbb{R}^n)$

I am having trouble understanding a proof to establish a specific version of Taylor's formula. I'll first give the statement and then below cite the part where I am stuck, so here is what I'd like to ...
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Differential equations and Fourier and Laplace transforms

Why do both the Fourier transform and the Laplace transform appear in the study of differential equations? I've never understood why there are some situations where the Fourier transform is used and ...