Operator theory is the branch of functional analysis that focuses on bounded linear operators, but it includes closed operators and nonlinear operators. Operator theory is also concerned with the study of algebras of operators.

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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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What are non-tagential limits?

I'm reading this article where they use a set of functions, $H^{\infty}$, defined like this "Let $H^{\infty }$ be the closed subalgebra of $L^{\infty }({\mathbb R})$ that consists of all functions ...
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Relation between $A^{*}B=B^{*}A$ and $AB^{*}=BA^{*}$

Let $A$ and $B$ be two matrices. Can we say $A^{*}B=B^{*}A$ implies $AB^{*}=BA^{*}$? how about when $A$ or $B$ are normal? Any comments could be useful. Thanks.
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Sufficient condition for two operators being identical on Hilbert space

Considering two bounded linear operators $S,T$ in $\mathcal{B}(X)$, where $X$ is a complex Hilbert space. If $\def\norm#1#2{\langle {#1},{#2}\rangle} \norm{Sx}{x} = \norm{Tx}{x}$ for all $x\in X$, do ...
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Reference for projective limits of Banach Spaces..

I have just started studying a book about pseudo-differential operators and I came across projective limits of Banach spaces and I got lost. I have never studied this, so can anyone recommend me some ...
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Find norm of linear operators

I have to check if those operators are bounded and if so what are their norms. 1) $\phi:C^1[0,1]\ni f > \rightarrow\int_0^{1/2}f(t)dt+f'(2/3)\in\mathbb{R}$ with norm ...
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Strong convergence of an “averaging” operator

Let $X$ be an Hilbert space and $S:X \rightarrow X$ be a bounded linear operator with $||S||=1 $ Define $$T_n= \frac{1}{n} \sum_{r=0}^{n-1} S^r$$ I want to show it converges strongly to some ...
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Exponential map commutes with the projection homomorphism into Calkin algebra

Let $B(X)$ denote the space of bounded operators on a Banach space $X$ and $K(X)$ the compact operators. Let $\pi : B(X) \to B(X) / K(X)$ denote the quotient map. Let $u$ denote the right shift ...
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About what happens to eigenspace under functional calculus for Unbounded Operator

Let $T$ be an unbounded self adjoint positive operator on a Hilbert Space $\mathcal{H}$. Let $x \in \mathcal{H}$ be a vector such that $Tx = x$. Is it true that $T^{\frac{1}{2}} x = x$. For what $f$ ...
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Fredholm index of invertible bounded operator

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $T: X \to X$ be bounded and invertible. Is it true that the Fredholm index $\mathrm{ind}(T) = 0$?
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“right shift” il $L^1$

Let $X=L^1(\mathbb{R})$ be the space of Lebesgue integrable functions $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ with the usual norm. Let $T\in B(X)$ be defined by $$(Tf)(t)= f(t+1)$$ I need to find the ...
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Applications Gelfand-Naimark-Segal Theorem.

I'm reading the book An Introduction to Operator Algebras (By Kehe Zhu). but do not know how to do the following exercise: Let $A$ be the commutative C*-algebra $C(\partial D)$. For any $z\in ...
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Group of operators such that $|T(t)x|\geq c |x|$

Let $X$ be a Banach space. Can I have an example of a strongly continuous group of operators $T(t)$ such that $$|T(t)x|\geq c |x|, \ t\in\mathbb{R}$$with $c>1$. For $c=1$, I know examples of ...
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norm of a nilpotent matrix

A proof I was reading used the claim that $||{N}||_2$ = 1 for a nilpotent matrix $N$. I tried to prove it, and have a couple of questions on it. First, my "proof": We know that there exists a basis ...
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$\sup_t |T(t)|<+\infty$ implies $\sup_t |T(t)^*|<+\infty$?

Let $X$ be a Banach space. $T(t)$ a family of bounded operators for $t\in\mathbb{R}$. $T(t)^*$ is the adjoint operator of $T(t)$. If $\sup_t |T(t)^*|<+\infty$ , then by Hahn-Banach, there's a ...
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Normal Operators: Spectrum vs. Numerical Range

Disclaimer: As I realized in the comments that this works for normal operators I decided to modify this question. Besides, I got the proof now - thanks to T.A.E.! Prove that for normal operators the ...
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Borel Functional Calculus Question

Let $T$ be a bounded operator and $A=\sigma(T)$ be its spectrum. Let $A^n \subset A$ be sequence of subsets s.t $A^n \rightarrow A$ (in compact open topology so $x\in A$ belongs to all but finetly ...
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Kernel of Integral operator

Let $H: L^2(M) \longrightarrow L^2(M)$ be a bounded operator. Here, $M$ can be a Riemanniannian manifold, or some open subset of $\mathbb{R}^n$. Question: What can I say about the Schwartz Kernel $k$ ...
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Adjoint of sum of two operators

Let $A$ be self-adjoint and $B$ symmetric (which means densely defined for me as well) with $A$-bound less than $1$. Does this imply that $(A+iB)^*=A-iB$ ?
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Operator differentiability

I was wondering, what techniques can one use to prove that an operator (let's say acting on real analytic functions and taking values in a Banach space) is infinitely differentiable? I know that, for ...
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Operator: not closable!

Is there an operator between Banach spaces with the following properties: $$T:\mathcal{D}(T)\subseteq X\to Y:\text{ injective, dense range, continuously invertible, not closable!}$$ (Note that the ...
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Functional defined on the space of functions with compact support

Let $X=C_c(\mathbb{R})$, the space of functions with compact support, normed with the max norm. Define $\Gamma: X \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ as: $$ \Gamma f= \int_{- \infty}^{\infty} f(t)dt ...
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Cayley Transform: well defined?

Why is the Cayley backtransformation well-defined: $$A_U:=\imath(1+U)(1-U)^{-1}$$ In general $1-U$ is not invertible for example for $U=1$.
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Question about compact operator

So here is my question, Let $H$ be a Hilbert-space and $K:H\rightarrow H$ a compact operator. I know that if $K$ is self adjoint, then it has one eigenvalue $\mu$ such that $|\mu|=||K||$. Can some ...
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Fredholm Index: Finite Corank $\Rightarrow$Closed Range [duplicate]

Obviously closed subspaces turn quotient spaces into normed spaces rather than just merely vector spaces. However the dimension involved in Freholm's index are purely algebraic. Why do we thus ...
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What makes compact operators special?

I would like to understand why compact operators are considered so special to consider them as an extra class of operators. Over Hilbert spaces these (as far as I know) these are the ones with ...
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Examples of skew adjoint differential operators

I just need some references which studies examples of skew adjoint differential operators generating unitary strongly continuous groups of operators, and its applications to partial differential ...
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Compact Operator <=> Separable Range

Is it true that a bounded operator is compact iff its range is separable: $$T\text{ bounded}:\quad T\text{ compact}\iff \mathcal{R}(T)\text{ separable}$$
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Existence of nontrivial bounded linear operator?

Are there two normed spaces such that there is no nontrivial bounded linear operator between them: $$\nexists T:X\to Y: T\text{ nontrivial, linear and bounded}$$
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Why is this image contained in the kernel

Let $X$ be a Banach space, $u: X \to X$ be compact and $\lambda$ a non zero complex number. Let $W=X/(u-\lambda)(X)$. Let $\pi : X \to W$ be the quotient map. If $X^\ast$ denotes the dual I assume ...
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Resolvent Set: Definition

Given Banach spaces: $X,Y$ Consider a linear operator: $T:\mathcal{D}(T)\to Y$ (not necessarily bounded nor closed nor closable nor densely defined) Define for the shorthand the shifted operator: ...
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Square root of a Hermitian operator exists

There are a lot of questions here about square root operators, but none of them addresses the basic question of existence, and I didn't find a very beefy section in Wikipedia talking about this, so ...
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Bounded below operators

In Murphy's book it is stated that ''Observe that every invertible linear map is bounded below, as is every isometric linear map.'' It's clear to me that isometries are bounded below but I'm ...
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What is the dual space in the strong operator topology?

Let $X$ be a Banach space, the strong operator topology on the space of bounded linear operators $\mathcal{B}(X)$ is defined by the family of continuous semi-norms $A\to\|Ax\|$, $x\in X$. What is the ...
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Polynomial generator

If we let $\alpha$ be a multiindex, can we generate any polynomial in $\eta$ with coefficients as multiples of $\kappa$ $$ D_z^{\alpha}\text{exp}(i(\kappa(z)-\kappa(x)-\kappa'(x)(z-x))\eta)|_{z=x} $$ ...
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Simple Modules over the Weyl Algebra

Let $k$ be a field of characteristic zero and let $A_1=k\langle x,y| \, xy-yx=1 \rangle$ be the Weyl algebra. Is there a (more or less explicit) possibility of writing down all simple modules over ...
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The adjoint of unbounded operators as a function.

Let $H_1$, $H_2$ be two possibly distinct real or complex Hilbert spaces, with linearity in the first coordinate of the inner product for concreteness. Let's think of passage to the adjoint as a map ...
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(nx(gradxn))^2 operator question?

by $A\times B \times C = (A \cdot C)B-(A \cdot B)C$, i need to expand $n \times \bigtriangledown \times n$, where all of these are vectors. Here is what i have right now $n \times \bigtriangledown ...
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Operators $A$ such that $e^A$ is norm preserving

Let $X$ be a Banach space. $A$ a bounded operator. We can define the exponential of $A$ by $$e^{A}=\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}\frac{A^n}{n!},$$ which is also a bounded operator. Is there any sufficient ...
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Exercise on isometry

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $T$ a linear bounded operator defined on $L(X,Y)$ with $Y$ a normed space. If $T$ is an isometry then $TX$ is a closed subspace of $Y$. I considered a sequence $y_n$ ...
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When can we get discrete spectrum?

Suppose that $T$ is a densely defined closed operator on a separable Hilbert space $H$. Form $N = T^*T$. Assume further that $T$ has a finite dimensional kernel and satisfies the commutation relation ...
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Operators such that $\langle Ax,x \rangle=-\langle x,Ax \rangle$

Let $X$ be a Banach space. We consider the differential equation: $$x'(t)=Ax(t), \ \ \ t\in\mathbb{R}$$ where $A$ is a bounded operator on $X$. If $X$ is a Hilbert space, and $x(t)$ is a solution of ...
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About Antilinear (possibly Unbounded) Operators

Let $T$ be an unbounded anti-linear operator on a Hilbert Space. I would like to know if there is a natural or easy way to see existence of adjoint of $T$, closability of $T$(such as when $T^*$ is ...
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Bounded operator on continuous functions

Let $X=C([0,1])$ and $T: X \rightarrow X$ defined as $$(Tf)(t)=f(t)+f(0)$$ Prove $T$ is bounded. I was thinking about using the fundamental theorem of calculus in order to get some bounds on $f(0)$ ...
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Creation and Annihilation Operators: Norm Estimate

Given the Fock space: $$\mathcal{F}(\mathcal{h}):=\bigoplus_0^\infty\mathcal{h}^{n}\text{ with } \mathcal{h}^{n}:=\bigotimes_1^n \mathcal{h},\mathcal{h}^0:=\mathbb{C}$$ Define the creation and ...
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Show that $f$ is a homothety

$E$ a $\mathbb{C}$-vector space of dimension $n>2$ Let $f : E \rightarrow E$ an endomorphisme which commutes with all automorphisms of $E$. Show that $f$ is a homothety Let $\lambda$ an ...
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Positive Operator: Norm Estimate

In class we encountered the statement: $$H\geq C\mathrm{Id},C>0\Rightarrow\|\mathrm{e}^{-\beta H}\|<1,\beta>0$$ How does one prove this? Moreover what about the weakened version: $$H\geq ...
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Question about compact operators

I would like to prove the following, Let $X$,$Y$ be infinite dimensional Banach-Spaces and $T$ a compact, linear and bounded operator. Then there exists a sequence $(x_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$ with ...
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Positive operators in Hilbert spaces

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. I am just asking if there's some reference which studies operators $A$ with this property: $$\left\langle Ax,x\right\rangle \geq0,$$ for all $x\in H$. And $Ax=0$ whenever ...
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how can i prove this if it is true?

Let Z be a central projection in a von neumann algebra A and Q is a finite projection in A. is it true that ZQ is also finite? if yes how can i prove that? thanks for your help.