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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Operator Equation?

A space of polynomials $\{f_n\}$ is given, where $f_n$ is of degree $n$. The operator $T$ in this space, satisfy the relation $$T^2(f_n)+a_nT(f_n)-f_n=0$$ where $a_n$ is a scalar depending on $f_n$. ...
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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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Projecting self-adjoint operator onto closed subspace

Let $H$ be a complex Hilbert space and let $(Q, D(Q))$ be a closed, densely defined, positive semidefinite, Hermitian quadratic form on $H$. (That is, $D(Q)$ is a dense subspace of $H$, $Q$ maps ...
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Lifting a unitary to a partial isometry

What is an example of a unital $C^*$-algebra $A$ and an ideal $I$ such that some unitary element in $A/I$ cannot be lifted to a partial isometry in $A$? Or can it be shown using general properties of ...
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Integral with Dirac Delta

I've to compute this expression $$ \hat{H} = \frac{1}{4}g_2\int d^3R\int d^3r\ \bar{\Psi}(\vec{R}+\frac{\vec{r}}{2})\bar{\Psi}(\vec{R}-\frac{\vec{r}}{2})\left[ \delta(\vec{r})\nabla_{\vec{r}}^2 ...
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Weyl Operators: Discontinuity

Let $\mathcal{A}_{CCR}(\mathcal{H})$ be a CCR algebra over a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Then the Weyl operators are unitary and therefore $\sigma(W(f))\subseteq \mathbb{S}$ so by the spectral ...
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Implying a positive definite operator

If we are given that $A:V \rightarrow V$ is an operator where $V$ is a real Hilbert space. If we are given that $A$ is bounded, strictly positive $\big(\langle Au,u \rangle > 0$ for all $u \neq ...
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Bogoliubov Transformation

Let $\mathcal{A}_{CAR}(\mathcal{H})$ be a CAR algebra over a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a linear $S$ and an antilinear $T$ both bounded operators acting on $\mathcal{H}$ satisfying: ...
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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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Operator Tensor Product

Let $S$ and $T$ be bounded operators over a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Define their tensor product $S\otimes T$ as acting on $\mathcal{H}\otimes\mathcal{H}$ by $S\otimes T(x\otimes y):=Sx\otimes Ty$ ...
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Analytic Vectors (Nelson's Theorem)

Is there a (simple) proof for Nelson's theorem that a symmetric operator is essentialky selfadjoint if it contains a dense subset of analytic vectors?
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A question on tensor product of $C^{*}$ algebras

Let $A$ and $B$ be two $C^{*}$ algebras. Assume that every element of the minimal tensor product $A\otimes_{min} B$ is a finite linear combination of simple tensors $a\otimes b$. Can we say that ...
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Idempotent operators.

Apologies first. I am a physicist and my notations and rigour is probably lousy. If $P$ is an idempotent operator, $P^2 = P$, $P\neq \mathbb1$ and we have $\forall |\psi\rangle$ the relation, $P.L ...
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C*-Algebra: Positive Operator

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a C*-algebra. If $A\in\mathcal{A}$ is a selfadjoint element then $A^*A=A^2$ has positive spectrum since: ...
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Application Closed Graph Theorem to Cauchy problem

Consider $E:=C^0([a,b])\times\mathbb{R}^n$ and $F:=C^n([a,b])$ equipped with the product norms. Consider $$ u^{(n)}+\sum_{i=0}^{n-1}a_i(t)u^{(i)}=f $$ with $$u(t_0)=w_1,\dots,u^{(n-1)}(t_0)=w_n \\ ...
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unbounded self-adjoint operator

Given an operator $T:D_1(T)\subset L^2 \rightarrow L^2$ and the same operator $T:D_2(T) \subset L^2 \rightarrow L^2$, such that the operator is both times self-adjoint and closed, with $D_1(T) \subset ...
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Mathieu differential equation

Given the operator $T (\psi)(x):= \psi''(x)-2q \cos(2x)\psi(x)$ with $T : D(T) \subset L^2[0,2\pi] $ I was wondering: What is the right domain $D(T)$ for this operator if we want to solve the ...
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Kadison's Inequality

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a C*-algebra and $\omega$ a positive linear functional. Is there a simple proof for Kadison's inequality: $$\overline{\omega(A)}\omega(A)\leq\omega(A^*A)$$
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Momentum Operator: Selfadjoint Extensions

This might be a possible duplicate - please let me know if there is already a proof in another thread. Consider the momentum operator on $\mathcal{L}^2[0,2\pi]$: ...
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Proving the spectral theorem for unbounded self-adjoint operators

Let $A$ be (densely-defined) self-adjoint operator on a (complex) Hilbert space $H$. Then, the Cayley transform $U=(A-i)(A+i)^{-1}$ is a unitary operator, and $(A\pm i)^{-1} \in B(H)$. Using the ...
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Unbounded Operators: Notation?

For continuous a.k.a bounded operators we have $\mathcal{B}(X,Y)$ stressing on boundedness and $\mathcal{L}(X,Y)$ stressing on linearity entailing $\mathcal{C}(X,Y)$. Is there a notation for ...
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The spectral projection of a positive operator

Let $T_{n}\in B(H)$ be a positive operator on Hilbert space $H$ and $T_{n}\rightarrow 1_{H}$ in the strong operator topology. Now fix $\delta>0$ and let $P_{n}$ be the spectral projection of ...
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Positive Operators: Definition?

Let $A$ be a self adjoint element of a C*-algebra $\mathcal{A}$ resp. a self adjoint operator of the operator algebra $\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$ of bounded operators over a Hilbert space ...
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Approximations of compact operators

Let $(\xi_n)_{n=1}^\infty$ be a sequence in a Hilbert space $K$ convergent to some $\xi$. Suppose we have a compact operator $T$ on $K$ such that $T\xi = 0$. Can we find a sequence of compact ...
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Canonical Forms For Matrices

In the following paper by Wedderburn what are the restrictions on the field $\mathbb F$ or on the linear application $\varphi$ that the author refers to obtain the matrix B? ...
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Number Operator closable on Fock Space?

In Bratelli Robinson the number operator in Fock space is defined as: $$\mathcal{D}(N):=\{\phi\in\mathcal{F}:\sum_{n=1}^\infty n|\|\phi_n\|<\infty\}\\ N:\mathcal{D}(N)\to ...
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Surjection of norms

Let $V$ be an infinite dimensional $\mathbb{C}$ (or $\mathbb{R}$) vector space. Suppose there exists two norms on $V$ such that \begin{equation*} \| \cdot\|_1 \leq \| \cdot \|_2. \end{equation*} Is ...
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Differential Formula Simplification

Define operators $x,D,1$ by $xf=xf$, $Df=\frac{d}{dx}f=f'$, and $1f=f$. Notice, then that $$(x+D)^nf=\sum_{k=0}^np_k(x)D^kf,\ \ \ \ \ \ \ f\in R[x],$$ for some sequence of polynomials ...
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Bounded, surjective linear operator between Banach spaces

How can I show that for a given surjective linear operator $T: X \to Y$ between Banach spaces, if there exists an $\epsilon > 0$ such that $||Tx|| \geq \epsilon||x||$ for all $x \in X$, then $T$ is ...
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A puzzling derivation about the expectation of [$\hat{X}$, $\hat{H}$]

a free particle of mass $m$, with Hamiltonian $\hat{H} = \frac {\hat{P}^2} {2m}$, where $\hat{P} = -i \hbar \frac{\partial} {\partial x}$. The commutative relation is given by $[\hat{X}, \hat{H}] ...
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Convergence of operator

I would like to know how to solve the following problem (since I didn't manage to solve it on today's exam): Let $A_h:L^1(a,b)\to L^1(a,b)$ be defined: $$A_h f(x)=\frac{1}{h}\int_x^{x+h} g(t) dt,$$ ...
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Question about the norm of the bounded inverse of a closed operator

Suppose $A$ is a closed operator (not necessarily bounded) in a Banach space $X$ with bounded inverse $A^{-1}$. Suppose $\mu>\frac{1}{\|A^{-1}\|}$. The question is to show the existence of a vector ...
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Spectrum of a bounded operator $T$ satisfying $T^n=I$

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be an infinite dimensional Hilbert space, suppose $T\in \mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$ is a bounded operator and suppose that $n$ is the smallest natural number so that $T^n=I$. Let ...
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Find the adjoint operator.

Consider the sequence space $\ell_p$ and S defined by $(1\leq p<\infty)$$$ S:\ell_p\to\ell_p:(x_1,x_2,x_3,\ldots)\mapsto(0,x_1,x_2,\ldots) $$ Find the $S^*$ operator.
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Computing the norm of operator when space is equipped with sup norm and $L^1$ norm

Let $\phi $ be the linear functional $\phi (f)=f(0)-\int^1_{-1}f(t)\:\mathrm{d}t$ a.Compute the norm of $\phi$ as a functional on Banach space $C[-1,1]$ with sup norm. b.Compute the of $\phi$ as a ...
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What is a predual of the Banach space of compact operators on $\ell^2$?

I am wondering if the space $K(\ell^2)$ of compact operators on $\ell^2$ can have a predual. Thank you in advance for your help.
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definition of unitary operator

Wiki says " A bounded linear operator $U: H \to H$ on a Hilbert space $H$ is called a unitary operator if it satisfies $U^{*}U=UU^{*}=I$ , where $U^{*}$ is the adjoint of $U$, $I$ is the identity ...
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Using Dirac Delta with functions and derivative operators

I've to compute this expression $$ \hat{H} = \frac{1}{4}g_2\int d^3R\int d^3r\ \bar{\Psi}(\vec{R}+\frac{\vec{r}}{2})\bar{\Psi}(\vec{R}-\frac{\vec{r}}{2})\left[ \delta(\vec{r})\nabla_{\vec{r}}^2 ...
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Spectral radius of an operator equals its norm

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $A:X\to X$ a bounded operator. We know that the spectrum of $A$ is always included in the ball $B(0,|A|)$ and the spectral radious $r(A)$ is the smalest radius such that ...
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Spectrum of a bounded operator and Liouville's theorem

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $A:X\to X$ be a bounded operator. We know that the spectrum of $A$ is not empty, because otherwise we find a contradiction by using the holomorphy of the function ...
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What's the name of this type operator?

If $H$, is a seperable Hilberspace, $E$ seperable Banach space. $(h_n)$ orthonormal basis of $H$. Let $T\in B(H,E)$. If we have the condition on $T$ that $$\sum_k \left\|Th_k\right\|^p <\infty,$$ ...
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Spectrum of the operator $A(f,g)=(g,\Delta f-f)$

Let $\Omega$ be an open set in $\mathbb{R^n}$. We consider the product Hilbert space $H=H^1_0(\Omega)\times L^2(\Omega)$ with the norm $$|(f,g)|^2=\int_\Omega (|\nabla f|^2+|f|^2+|g|^2 ) dx$$ We ...
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Riesz Lemma for reflexive spaces

I know the proof of Riesz Lemma: Let $Y$ be a closed (proper) subspace of a normed space $X$. Let $\varepsilon >0$. Then it exists an element $x \in X$ such that $||x||=1$ and $d(x, Y) \geq ...
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Give an example of a spanning set of $\ell^2(N)$ which is also a Bessel sequence but not a frame for $\ell^2(N)$

We know that in a finite dimensional Hilbert space, every spanning set is a frame, but this is not true for infinite dimensional space. It is easy to find an example which is a spanning set but not a ...
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Extension of a linear operator

Let $T$ be a linear operator defined on the space of the algebraic polinomials in $[0,1]$ (polinomials with rational coefficients) such that for each $k \in \mathbb{N}, T[x^k]=0$. Is it possibile to ...
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Existence of a lim

For a net of bounded operators $A_\alpha$, when we can say its limit exists? i.e. when does $\lim A_\alpha $ exist? For example I know that the limit of a net of projections exists. but I think in ...
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What is the definition of regular operator?

If $T$ is a bounded linear operator on a normed space $X$. What "$T$ is regular operator" means?
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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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Question about convergence of sum

Let $T\in B(H,E)$ where $H$ a seperable hilbertspace, $E$ a seperable Banach space. By parsevals identity $$\left\|T^*\right\|^2= \sup_{ \left\|x^*\right\|\leq 1}\left\|T^*x^*\right\|^2 = \sup_{ ...
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Skew adjoint operator with uncountable spectrum

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. I just want an example of a skew adjoint operator $(A^*=-A)$ with uncountable spectrum. I also want an example for unbounded differential operators. The only example I ...