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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Decomposition of a positive semidefinite self-adjoint operator?

If I have a positive semi-definite self-adjoint operator $H:D(H) \rightarrow L^2$, is it true that there is always a decomposition $H=A^* A$ available? If this is true, what can we say about the ...
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Inverse of operator is not continuous in Banach spaces

Let $X$ be a Banach space. If $A:X\to X$ is an invertible bounded operator (injective, surjective and continuous), then $A^{-1}$ is also bounded. Now can I have an example of an unbounded operator ...
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decomposition of spectrum in case of a Banach algebra

Let $A$ a complex Banach algebra containing a unit $e$. For $x \in A$, you can define the spectrum $\sigma(x)$ and the resolvent set of $x$. However, if you consider a complex Banach space $X$ and a ...
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Spectral theory - continuous spectrum

imagine that I have some differential operator $D$ that is defined on an interval $[a,b]$. Now, assume that we take the boundary conditions in such a way that this operator is self-adjoint. Then, I ...
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Compact operators on $L^2(G)$ as a reduced cross product of $C_0(G)$ and $G$.

If any of the terminology is unclear then please don't hesitate to point it out. My question is: is it true that when $G$ is a locally compact second countable group then: \begin{equation*} C_0(G) ...
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Evaluation of Operator-Valued Function

Hello all; above is my question! :) I've gone through all the way up to the final "and hence deduce that". Up to this point, the question has been fairly straightforward, but I have no idea how to ...
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Inverse of an operator on two functions

I have the following operator, defined for two twice-differentiable functions $f,g$: $X(f,g):=\frac{(g')^3+fg'f''+g'(f')^2-ff'g''}{g'f''-f'g''}$ This operator has the following property: A curve ...
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Eigenvectors for normal operators and their adjoints

Can someone tell me if this proof is correct? Claim:V is a vector space over the Complex field. $T:V\rightarrow V$ is a normal operator. Then if $v\in V$ is an eigenvector with the eigenvalue ...
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Operator norm with $\inf$

Let $T: V \to W$ be a linear operator. The operator norm is defined as $$ \|T\| = \sup_{v\in V: \|v\|_V = 1} \|Tv\|_W$$ Does $$ \|T\|' = \inf_{v\in V: \|v\|_V = 1} \|Tv\|_W$$ define a norm? I ...
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Is a linear operator on $\ell^2$ defined by the inner product necessarily bounded? [duplicate]

If $a=\{a_n\}\in \ell^\infty(\mathbb{R})$ and $\langle a,x \rangle<\infty$ for all $x\in \ell^2(\mathbb{R})$, (where $\langle a, x\rangle=\displaystyle \sum_{k=1}^\infty a_kx_k$), then is $a\in ...
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If $\|Tv\|=\|T^*v\|$ for all $v\in V$, then $T$ is a normal operator

I have solved a question but I am not sure the last step of the question. If someone can verify it that would be great. Let $V$ be a finite dimensional vector space with complex inner product. Let ...
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Fredholm index for 1-d Schroedinger operator

if I look at a Schroedinger-operator $-\frac{d^2}{dx^2} +V$ on a compact intervall $[a,b] \subset \mathbb{R}$ and I take boundary conditions that this operator is self-adjoint (for example periodic ...
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Question about Neighborhood basis

In the Simon Reed text, after defining the strong operator topology it is said: "A neighborhood basis at the origin is given by the sets of the form $\{S \ | \ S \in \mathcal{L}(X,Y), ...
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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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Counterexample of $\text{Null}(T)^{\bot} = \text{Im}(T^{*})$

I know that $\text{Null}(T)^{\bot} = \text{Im}(T^{*})$, where $T^{*}$ means the adjoint operator of a linear operator $T$, holds when the domain of $T$ is finite-dimensional. However, the proof uses ...
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Why does T symmetric imply T* extends T?

This is a result I've seen stated a few times, but I can't seem to come up with a proof! Suppose $T$ is a densely defined linear operator with domain $D(T)\subset H$, where $H$ is a Hilbert space ...
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Definition and analyticity of $T^z$ where $T$ is a positive operator

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. Suppose that $T\colon D(T) \to H$ is a positive selfadjoint operator where $D(T)$ is the domain of $T$. The spectrum $\sigma(T)$ of the operator $T$ is a subset of ...
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Spectral theory

I have absolutely no idea about Spectral theory and want to ask some fundamental questions. 1.) What does it mean that the resolvent of an operator is Hilbert-Schmidt? (Cause I saw a theorem that was ...
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Uniform continuity of the function $x(t)=e^{tA}x$

Let $A$ be a bounded operator on a Banach space $X$. Consider the exponential function $x(t)=e^{tA}x:=\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}\dfrac{t^nA^n}{n!}x$, for all $t\in \mathbb{R}$, where $x\in X$. If the ...
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The trace of an operator

My question is derived from A. Deitmar's book: A First Course in Harmonic Analysis (second edition), p22, Exercise 1.17. Let me rewrite it again: Let $k:\mathbb{R}^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ be smooth ...
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Solutions depending on something continuously

Let $V$ be a a real Banach space, $K \subset V$ a closed convex set, $A: K \rightarrow V^{*}$ a (nonlinear) operator and $F \in V^{*}$. Then the variational inequality is the following problem: find ...
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Trace class operators problem

Let $\mathcal{B}_1(\mathcal{H})$ be the set of trace class operators in a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ and $\mathcal{H}^{(d)} = \bigoplus_{i=1}^d \mathcal{H}$ with $1 \leq d \leq \infty$. If $C \in ...
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Is it true that if $A=BA^{*}A$ then $A^{*}=B^{*}AA^{*}$

I wonder is it true that for any $n \times n$ matrices $A$, and $B$.// If $A=BA^{*}A$ is true, does it imply that $A^{*}=B^{*}AA^{*}$?// I used mathematica to check the condition in 3 by 3 case, and ...
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Show this integral operator is compact for various values of $\alpha$

I am having some problems evaluating a multivariable integral. This question is features in Stakgold's book Green's functions and boundary value problems. page 359. Consider the kernel for $a\leq ...
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A question on linearity of inner product

The linearity of inner product on $(X,\langle.,.\rangle)$ is usually written as $$\langle x+\alpha y,z\rangle = \langle x,z\rangle + \alpha\langle y,z\rangle,\qquad \forall (\alpha,x,y,z)\in R\times ...
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Another proof of the iniectivity of a linear operator

Let $g(x)= \chi_{[-\frac{1}{2}, \frac{1}{2}]}(x) $, and $ T \colon L^2(\mathbb{R}) \longrightarrow L^2 (\mathbb{R})$ , $Tf= g \star f$. I was asked to prove that $T$ is injective, and I succedeed ...
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Particular solution of RE: $u_{n+1} - 2u_n = n^22^n$

Find the particular solution of recorrence equation $u_{n+1} - 2u_n = n^22^n$. I am developing a practical method using operators $E$ e $\Delta$, defined by $E(u_n) = u_{n+1}$ and $\Delta(u_n) = ...
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Spectrum of normal elements in C*-algebras

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a C*-algebra and $x \in \mathcal{A}$ a normal element. Can you show that $\left\{ \phi(x) : \phi \text{ is a state on } \mathcal{A} \right\}$ is the closed convex hull of the ...
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Equivalent Gaussian measures

Let $\mu$ be a gaussian measure with eigenpair $\{e_k,2^{-k}\}$ and $\nu$ with eigenpair $\{ Te_k,2^{-k}\}$. Here, $T$ is the unitary operator given by $Tx = x - 2\left\langle x,v \right\rangle v$. ...
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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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Fredholm Integral in Bayesian Appliation

Let $X = x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n$ be a sequence of Bernoulli random variables with $k$ successes. Suppose that, given $X$, the posterior predictive probability of $x_{n+1} = x$ is known to be $g(x)$ ...
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Is it a compact operator?

Let $$C^{1}_{2\pi}=\{u\in C^{1}((0,2\pi),\mathbf{R}^n):u(0)=u(2\pi)\}$$ $$C_{2\pi}=\{u\in C^{0}((0,2\pi),\mathbf{R}^n):u(0)=u(2\pi)\}.$$ $C_{2\pi}$ is equipped with the norm $$\|u\|_0=max|u(s)|$$ ...
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Proof of functional analysis theorem

Can anyone see why it follows that $\Vert u_{j}-u_{l} \Vert^{2} = 2[\Vert u_{j} \Vert^{2}+ \Vert u_{l} \Vert^{2}] - \Vert u_{j} + u_{l} \Vert^{2} = 2[E(u_{j}) + E(u_{l})] - ...
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Norm of self-adjoint operator

i am trying to prove that $\|A\|=\sup_{||x||=1}|\langle x,Ax\rangle|$ for some selfadjoint bounded operator A on a Hilbertspace. Can anyone give me a hint how to prove it.
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Sequence of bounded linear operators implicating Cauchy sequence in $\mathbb K$

Let H be a Hilbert space and $(T_n)_{n \in \mathbb N}$ be a sequence in ${\rm BL}(H)$ (bounded linear operators) such that $(\langle y,T_nx \rangle)_{n \in \mathbb N}$ is a Cauchy sequence in $\mathbb ...
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Elliptic partial differential equations and elliptic operators

I'm starting to study elliptic partial differential equations and I just want to know if there are any connections between the following concepts: An elliptic partial differential equation is given ...
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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: Spectrum

Given a CCR-algebra $\mathcal{A}_{CCR}(\mathcal{H})$ over a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Then the Weyl operators are unitary: $$W(f)^*=W(-f)=W(f)^{-1}$$ Thus, their spectrum lies on the unit circle: ...
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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 $\odot$ ...
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Tensor Product: Preliminary

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 essentially 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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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 \\ ...