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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Consequence of the polarization identity?

Here is a proof which I do not fully understand. Theorem : Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. A continuous linear map $T : H \rightarrow H$ is self-adjoint (hermitian) if and only if $$\big\langle T(x), ...
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What is the dual of the disc algebra viewed as a Banach space?

Let $A$ be the disc algebra, i.e., $A=\{f\in C(\bar{U}):f \text{ is holomorphic in }U\}$, where $U$ is the unit disc in the complex plane. The norm considered is the supremum norm. Are there any ...
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Spectrum of shift-operator

Hoi, consider the Hilbertspace $l^2$ and the Left and Right-shift operator \begin{align*} L(x_1,x_2,\cdots) &= (x_2,x_3,\cdots)\\ R(x_1,x_2,\cdots) &= (0,x_1,x_2,\cdots ) \end{align*} I know ...
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Validity of inequalities using integrals and absolute value

This question is similar to this one but the only response was pointing out mistakes in the solution. My goal is to determine whether the operator $T: C[0,1] \to C[0,1]$ defined by $Tx = ...
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Operator vs function

Could someone please explain the MATHEMATICAL difference between an operator and a function? I am not talking about these in terms of coding but rather the mathematical difference. Is operator also a ...
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Show that an operator is negative

I would show that, the operator $$A = \left(x_{4} \frac{\partial}{\partial x_{1} } -x_{1} \frac{\partial}{\partial x_{2} } \right) \frac{\partial}{\partial x_{3} } $$ is a negative operator on ...
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Relation kernels of linear operators

V is a vector space. T and U are two linear operators on V. For finite dimensional, dimker(TU)=dimker(T)+dimker(U) But, what about for infinite case?
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Property of inversion map on invertible operators

Given $X,Y$ two Banach spaces, I know the set of bounded operators $L(X,Y)$ is Banach with the operator norm $\|A\|=\sup_{\|x\|\leq1}\|Ax\|$. I know the set of bounded operators with bounded inverse ...
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A question on convergence.

If $u_n \rightarrow u$ in $L^p(\Omega)$ and suppose $u_n^{\frac{1}{p-1}}, u^{\frac{1}{p-1}} \in L^p(\Omega) \forall n$ then can it be said that $u_n^{1/p-1}\rightarrow u^{1/p-1}$ in $L^p(\Omega)$?.
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Do there exist bounded operators with unbounded inverses?

I have just been introduced to the concept of invertibility for bounded linear operators. Specifically, we defined a bounded operator $A$ to be invertible if there exists a bounded $A^{-1}$ which is ...
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When two projections in a C*-algebra are “almost” Murray-von Neumann equivalent, they are equivalent

Let $A$ be a C*-algebra and $p,q \in A$ be projections. Assume there is an element $a\in A$ such that $\|aa^*-p\|<\frac{1}{4}$ and $\|a^*a-q\|<\frac{1}{4}$. Then there is a partial isometry $v$ ...
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Modified shift operator is compact.

For the operator $$T(\eta_j) = \frac{\eta_{j+1}}{j}$$ on Hilbert Space $H$ where $(\eta_j)$ is a basis. Show it is compact. Can this work? Define $$f = (\eta_j)_{j \geq 1}$$ $$T_N(f) = ...
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Spectrum and resolvent of an operator

So for the operator $A:l_2(\Bbb C)\to l_2(\Bbb C)$ defined as: $$A(x_1,x_2,\cdots,x_m,x_{m+1},x_{m+2},\cdots) = (x_1,x_2,\cdots,x_m,0,0,\cdots)$$ We can find the adjoint operator $A^*$ by looking ...
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Weak convergence = norm convergence for trace class operators?

Given a (separable) Hilbertspace $H$, I look at the traceclass operators $\mathfrak{S}_1$. I recall the fact that the weak convergence implies norm convergence in the sequence space $\mathcal{l}^1$. ...
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Show that the following operator (on a Hilbert space) is continuous.

"Let $\mathcal H$ be a complex Hilbert space and let $y\in\mathcal H.$ Show that the linear transformation $f:\mathcal H\to\mathbb C$ defined by, $f(x)=\langle x,y\rangle$ is continuous." ...
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Approximation property for Banach space and $l^{p}$

Let's consider a compact operator $T: X \rightarrow l^{p}, 1 \leq p < \infty$. I would like to check, whether it's possible to approximate $T$ by the operators of a finite rank with respect to an ...
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Convergence in $L^p$ of product space implies convergence in each space?

Reading a paper by EM Stein (On limits of sequences of Operators, Ann of Math, 1961), the author proves that a certain sequence of functions $F_n(x, t)$, where $x$ belongs to a probability space $(X, ...
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What are the eigenfunctions of the D'Alembert operator on pseudo-Riemannian manifolds?

Consider the operator $\Box=g^{\mu\nu}\nabla_\mu\nabla_\nu$ acting on a function space $\mathbf{F}(M)$, given by the set of functions $\phi:M\to\mathbb{R}$ whose values go to zero at infinity (at the ...
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An operator which moves on the boundary

Let $H$ be a non-separable Hilbert space and $E$ be an orthonormal basis in $H$. Let $E_0$ be a countable subset of $E$ and $p$ be the projection onto the space generated by $E_0$. Let ...
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Indefinite integral is well-defined

I want to show that the momentum operator is well-defined, i.e. given two square integrable functions $f$ and $g$, I'm trying to prove that if for every $a<b$: $$\int_a^b f(x)dx= \int_a^b ...
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A system of equations

Let $H$ be a non-separable Hilbert space. Assume $E$ is an orthonormal basis in $H$. Let $E_0=\{e_n\}$ be a countable subset of $E$ and let $\{\zeta_n\}$ be a bounded sequence in $H$. Let $E_1$ be a ...
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Show that the following operator is not a surjection.

"Take $X=C([0,1])$ with the uniform norm, $\|f\|=\sup_{x\in[0,1]}|f(x)|$, and define the operator $T:X\to X$ by, $$T(f)(x)=f(x)-\int_0^1f(s)ds$$ Show that $T$ is not a surjection". Here is ...
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Find the norm of the following operator.

Take $X=C([0,1])$ with the uniform norm, $\|f\|=\sup_{x\in[0,1]}|f(x)|$, and define the operator $T:X\to X$ by, $$T(f)(x)=f(x)-\int_0^1f(s)ds$$ Find $\|T\|$. I was hoping to solve this ...
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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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Fréchet differentiability of Nemyckij operator defined on $L^2$

I have been told the following. Suppose $\Omega\subseteq\mathbb{R}^n$ is a bounded borel set, $f$ is Carathéodory function on $\Omega\times\mathbb{R}=\{(x,s):x\in\Omega,s\in\mathbb{R}\}$, $f_s$, ...
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Norm of the inverse of a map $\ell^2\to\ell^2$

Let $Au_i=u_{i+1}-(2-\beta)u_i+u_{i-1}$ whith $u\in \ell^2=\{(u_i)_{i\in \mathbb Z}, u_i\in \mathbb R:\sum_{i\in \mathbb Z}u^2_i<+\infty\}; \beta>0$. How to compute $||A^{-1}||$ or estimate it? ...
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Is intersection of a dense subspace and a closed subspace of a Hilbert space also Dense?

I have a Hilbert space $H$ and a closed operator $T$ defined on its domain $D(T)$ which is dense in H. Also $M = \text{range} \ T^n$, for some $n$, is given to be closed. Consider the restriction of ...
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Is the set of linear combinations dense in the set of the dual space of $l_p$?

Good day, Right now I'm working with the book "Functional Analysis" by Bachman and Narici, it is available on Google Books, see ...
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Showing that the operator is bounded and find its norm.

I have this operator $T: L^p(0,\infty)\rightarrow L^p(0,\infty)$, $1<p<\infty$ : $(Tf)(x)=1/x\int_0^xf(t)dt$. I am supposed to show that it is bounded and fint its norm. I had an idea that ...
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non compact closed range operator

Lately I've been reading Abramovich and Aliprantis' book 'An invitation to operator theory', chapter 2 (page 69) on bounded below operators. I would like to find an example of non-compact (and ...
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Integral of an operator

In quantum mechanics we know that if $q$ corresponds to a complete set of parameters characterizing a quantum system, then the state vectors $|q\rangle$ satisfy the following identity: $$\int ...
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Questions about a PDE: $-u_{txx}+u_{t}=u_{x}$, $u(x,0)=u_0(x)$, $x,t\in{\bf R}$

Consider the BBM equation: $-u_{txx}+u_{t}=u_{x}$, $u(x,0)=u_0(x)$, $x,t\in{\bf R}$. One may rewrite this equation as following $u_t=((I-A)^{-1}\partial_x)u$ where $Au=u_{xx}$ if $(I-A)^{-1}$ ...
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Applying rotation invariant linear operators to spherical harmonics

In the article "On boundary condition for multidimensional diffusion processes" A Venttsel says: I can't see how one can "prove that any other harmonic of order $n$ may be represented as a linear ...
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An operator satisfying in a sequence of equations

Assume that $H$ is a non-separable Hilbert space. Let $\{\eta_n\}$ be an arbitrary sequence in $H$. Let $\{\zeta_n\}$ be a sequence in $H$ which forms a linearly independent set. Does there exist ...
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convergence rate of forward backward operator splitting algorithms

I am looking for some latest material on convergence rate of the basic forward backward operator splitting algorithm. After googling, I found the following: ...
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Real-Valued Symmetric Square Matrices and Min-Max

A real-valued symmetric square matrix is called positive definite if $(x,Ax)>0$ for all $x\neq0,$ where $(.,.)$ represents the scalar product. For a positive definite matrix determine ...
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Derivation of an integral equation

I have the following system $$\frac{d}{dx}\left(a(x)\frac{du}{dx}\right)=f, \text{ for } x \in (0,1)$$ with boundary conditions $u_x(0)=0$ and $u(1)=0$. For $a(x)>0$, and $b(x)=\frac{1}{a(x)}$, I ...
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$A^2=A $ prove $A$ is hermite matrix

Let matrix $A\in M_n(\mathbb{C})$ satisfying $A^2=A$ , for every $n\times 1$ vector $x$ we have $|Ax|\le|x|$ where $| |$ denotes the usual norm of vector , prove $A$ is a hermite matrix.
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How to show that a operator is (not) self-adjoint? [closed]

In order to prove that an operator is self-adjoint or not, what should I do? For example, how can I show that the following operator is self-adjoint? $K: C[0,1]\to C[0,1]$ with ...
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Eigenvalues of an integral operator

The following operator is defined on $L_2(0,1)$: $$Kf(t)=\int_0^1|s-t|f(s)ds$$ I am wondering how I can calculate the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of such an operator. I start with ...
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A translation invariant sigma algebra in $B(H)$

Assume that $H$ is a non-separable Hilbert space. Let $s_0$ be the family of all basic neighborhoods in the strong operator topology. We denote $M_s$ by the sigma algebra generated by $s_0$. ...
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Inverse problem of covariance matrix – diagonalization of Hermitian operator

I have understood the two things respectively: 1. Use a set of observations to construct a covariance matrix, and then compute the eigenvectors of the matrix. 2. The diagonalization the Hermitian ...
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$\mathcal{H}_B$ is isomorphic to $B$ as Hilbert $B$-modules if and only if $B$ is a stable C*-algebra

Let $B$ be a C*-algebra. I want to prove that $\mathcal{H}_B$ is isomorphic to $B$ as Hilbert $B$-modules if and only if $B$ is stable, that is, $\mathcal{K} \otimes B$ is isomorphic to $B$ as ...
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Norm of $T^n$, where $Tf(x,y) = \begin{cases}f(x+y/b,y), &0<x<1-y/b,\\1/2f(x+y/b-1,y),& 1-y/b<x<1.\end{cases}$

Let $0 < a < b$ and $T\colon L^\infty((0,1)\times (a,b)) \to L^\infty((0,1)\times (a,b))$ be the operator defined by $$Tf(x,y) = \begin{cases}f(x+\frac yb,y), &0<x<1-\frac yb,\\\frac ...
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Closure of a differential operator

Consider $A:\mathcal{D}(A)\subset L^{2}[0,1]\to L^{2}[0,1]$ given by $$A:=-\frac{d^{2}}{dx^{2}},\qquad\mathcal{D}(A):=C^{2}_{0}(0,1)$$ Now, I assume that the closure of $A$ is its extension defined ...
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adjoint operator of the partial trace map

Could someone explain to me, what is the adjoint map of the partial trace map the (tensored with the identity map), or why does the following equality hold? $Tr(C_A\cdot Tr_{B} D_{AB})=Tr((C_A\otimes ...
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Is there any standard name for this theorem about extension of bounded linear operators in normed spaces without changing the norm?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be normed spaces, both real or both complex; let, in addition, $Y$ be a Banach space; let $V$ be a (vector) subspace of $X$; let $T \colon V \to Y$ be a bounded linear operator; ...
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Possible flaw in “proof” that a sum of two compact operators is compact

If X and Y are Banach spaces, and $A: X \to Y$, $B: X \to Y$ are both compact operators, then $A + B$ is compact. A + B is compact if and only if for every bounded sequence $\lbrace x_n \rbrace$ ...
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Proof of equivalent characterizations of compact operators

As an exercise I tried to prove the following theorem: If $X,Y$ are Banach spaces and $u \in B(X,Y)$ is a bounded linear operator then the following are equivalent: (1) $u$ is compact ...
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In a normed vector space X: $x_n \to x$ weakly iff $d(x_n) \to d(x) ~\forall d \in D$, $D$ dense in $X^*$

Good day, I have the following task: Let $(x_n)_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ be a sequence in the normed vector space $(X, || \cdot || )$ and let $x \in X$. Show that the following are equivalent: (i) $x_n$ ...