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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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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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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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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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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How to show that the Volterra operator is not normal

How to show that the Volterra operator: $$V:L_2(0,1)\rightarrow L_2(0,1): x\mapsto \int^t_0 x(s) \, ds$$ is not normal. $t\in (0,1)$ Could you please help with this question.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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About the Volterra operator and the approximation property

I need some help with these questions. $\bullet\;$ First of all, if we define the Volterra operator $V:L^{1}[0,2\pi]\rightarrow L^{1}[0,2\pi]$ as $(Vf)(x)=\int_0^xf(t)dt$, Is this operator compact? ...
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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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Compact operators, injectivity and closed range

Let $X$ be a an infinite dimensional Banach space. $A\in B(X)$ is a compact operator. If its range $Im(A)$ is closed in $X$ then $A$ cannot be injective because $A:X\to Im(A)$ would be a compact ...
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How to find the spectrum $\sigma_p(P)$

How to find the spectrum $\sigma_p(P)$: Let $P:H\rightarrow H$ be an orthoprojection, $P\neq 0, P\neq I$. could you please help
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Prove property of adjoint: $(\mathcal{A}^{-1})^*=(\mathcal{A}^*)^{-1}$.

I'm trying to prove it like any other property of adjoint. So, I need to prove following equality: $(\mathcal{A}^{-1}x, y)=(x, \mathcal({A}^{-1})^*y)$. I know it's very basic, but how to prove this ...
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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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Normal bounded operator

Let $T$ be a bounded normal operator on a Hilbert space. Now I have to show that $T$ is self-adjoint if and only if $\sigma(T) \subset \mathbb{R}$. I already know that for an Abelian unital ...
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Differentiable Path of Operators and their Inverses

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a separable Hilbert space. Consider a differentiable map $\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H}), t \mapsto A(t)$, where $\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$ is the space of ...
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$\det A \neq 0$. Prove that $\det A^* \neq 0$.

$A$ is matrix representing operator $\mathcal{A}$. $*$ is such operator that respects following equality: $(\mathcal{A}x,y)=(x, \mathcal{A}^*y)$; (I don't know what term is used in English). ...
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Prove that $\mathcal{AB}$ is linear operator if $\mathcal{A}$ and $\mathcal{B}$ are linear operators.

It is fairly easy to determine whether $\mathcal{AB}$ is linear when we know $\mathcal{A}$ and $\mathcal{B}$ (for example, $\mathcal{Ax}=(2x_1, 3x_2-x_1)$ and $\mathcal{B}$ is something similar). But ...
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help,example about disjoint operators

$T\colon L^2[0,1]→L^2[0,1]$ is given by $$ Tx(t)=∫_0^1 tx(s)\,ds $$ How can we find adjoint operator of $T$ in this space? $\langle Tx,y\rangle= \langle x,T^*y\rangle$ should be okay.But what ...
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help me please about adjoint of operators in L1

A : L₁→L₁ 1) A x=( x₁, x₂,.....xn , 0,0,....) 2) A x= (λ₁ x₁ ,λ₂ x₂,.....) |λ n|≤1 and λ n ∈ R I need to find adjoint of operators A in given space. ...
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Prove that operator of mirror plane $x+z=0$ is linear and find its' matrix.

I am not familiar with term mirror plane , hence I don't know how to solve this problem. As for operator itself, maybe if I select basis $(x,0,0), (0,y,0), (0,0,z)$ then I would express $x+z$ this ...
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Domain of the quantum free Hamiltonian in 1D

Consider the quantum free Hamiltonian $H_0 =-\frac{d^2}{dx^2}$ (the Laplacian on the real line). I want to show that it is (essentially) self-adjoint in its domain of definition. The usual approach ...
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Bounded integral operators in Functional analysis

Let $K: [0,1] \times \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{C}$ have the properties: $K(x,\cdot) \in L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ for all $x\in[0,1]$ For every $f\in L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ the function $$ x\mapsto ...
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Is there any relation between positive definite operator and an operator that satisfies maximum principle?

Suppose $L$ is a self adjoint differential operator which satisfies maximum principle. Maximum principle: Assume that $u(x)$ satisfies $u(0)\geq 0$ and $u(1)\geq 0$. Now $L$ is said to satisfy ...
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Am I wrong ? (2)

Let $X=C[0,1]$ be the space of real continous functions on $[0,1]$. $X$ is a Banach space with the two norms $$|f|_\infty=\sup_{s\in[0,1]}|f(s)|$$ and ...
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Help showing $\phi _k$ is a bounded linear functional

Let $V$ be the space of continuous functions on the interval $[-\pi , \pi]$ with the $L^2$ norm $$\lVert f\rVert_2=\left(\int_{-\pi}^\pi |f(t)|^2\mathrm dt)\right)^\frac{1}{2}$$ For $f$ in $V$, define ...
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restriction a non compact operator to compact operator

If $T\in\mathcal{B}(X,Y)$ is not compact can the restriction of $T$ to an infinite dimensional subspace of $X$ be compact?
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$(X,|.|_A)$ is Banach implies $A$ is closed

Let $(X,|.|)$ be a Banach space. We know that if $A:X\to X$ is a closed operator then $(X,|.|_A)$ is a Banach space, where $|.|_A$ is the norm defined by $$|x|_A=|x|+|Ax|$$ Then using the "continuity ...
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Where am I wrong ??

Let $(X,|.|)$ be a Banach space. $A\in B(X)$ a bounded injective operator. Then we can define another norm on $X$ by $$|x|_A=|Ax|.$$ Since we have $$|x|_A\leq |A||x|$$ Then by the result of continuity ...
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Application of operator theory in ODE and PDE

I am looking for references of applications of operator theory (especially spectral theory) in ODE, PDE and possibly SDE. I have learnt operator theory in the general set up, but only know little ...
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Is this operator bounded ??

Let $X$ be the Banach space $X:=\{ f\in C(\mathbb{R},\mathbb{R}),\sup_{t\in \mathbb{R}}|e^{-s^2}f(s)|<+\infty \}$ equipped with the norm $$|f|_X=\sup_{t\in \mathbb{R}}|e^{-s^2}f(s)|$$ I want to ...
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Polynomial Calculus on Spectrum: well defined?

Consider a bounded operator over a Banach space: $T\in\mathcal{B}(E)$ Apply polynomial calculus on the the chosen operator: $p(T),p\in\mathbb{C}[X]$ Why do we need to prove that when two polynomials ...
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Fredholm operator norm

I have seen here, that the operator norm of a Fredholm operator $T_k(f)(s):=\int_0^1 k(s,t) f(t) dt $, where $k \in L^2([0,1]^2)$ and $f \in L^2([0,1])$ is not equal to the $L^2$ norm of the Kernel. ...
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equality of two operators…

Please help me with the following problem( give some hints or references): Let $X$ be a Banach space and $B(X)$ be the algebra of bounded linear operators on $X$. Suppose that $A$ and $B$ are two ...
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Frechet/Gateaux differentiability of an integral operator L^2 --> R

Let $f: R \rightarrow R$ be a continuously differentiable function on the real numbers (if needed also infinitely many often differentiable). Define the Operator $F : L^2([0,1]) \rightarrow R$ for $x ...
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Compact surjective non injective operator

Let $X$ be an infinite dimensional Banach space. I know that every compact operator $A$ is not bijective or $0\in\sigma(A)$. Fox example the compact operator $A$ defined on $X=C([0,1],\mathbb{R})$ ...
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Spectrum of an operator

Let $X=C([0,1],\mathbb{R})$ the Banach space of continuous real functions in $[0,1]$ equipped with the supremum norm. We define the operator $A$ for each $x\in X$ by $$(Ax)(t)=\int_0 ^t x(s)ds, \ \ \ ...
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Isolated point in spectrum

"Any isolated point in the spectrum of a self-adjoint operator must be an eigenvalue". Is there an easy way to see this? The spectral theorem tells us that any self-adjoint operator is unitarily ...
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I have to decide whether an operator is closed

So here is my problem, I have to decide whether the following operator is closed, $$\frac{\mathrm{d}}{\mathrm{d}x}:C^2([0,1])\subset C^0([0,1])\rightarrow C^0([0,1])$$ with the $||\cdot||_{\infty}$ ...
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Spectral Theorem for normal operators

I want to prove this in the infinite dimensional Hilbert space case. What is the easiest way to go about this (What do I need to know, what theorems do I need,etc). My aim is to show every normal ...
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Prove that $A\int_0^\infty S(t) u dt=\int_0^\infty S(t) A u dt$ if A is a closed operator

From Wikipedia: Closed linear operators are a class of linear operators on Banach spaces. They are more general than bounded operators, and therefore not necessarily continuous, but they still ...
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Proving that $AB-BA=cI$ for nontrivial $c \in \mathbb{C}$

I have a homework question I can`t solve: Let $X$ be a normed linear space, $A,B \in B(X)$. Show that there exists no nontrivial $c \in \mathbb{C} $ such that $AB-BA=cI$. Thanks alot already guys! I ...
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Proof of Strong Operator Convergence Theorem

Recall the theorem : $T_n \in B(X,Y)$ where $X,\ Y$ are Banachs, is strongly convergent iff (a) $ \parallel T_n \parallel $ is bounded (b) $T_nx$ is Cauchy where $x$ is in total subset ...
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Doubt on eigenvalues of normal operators

I'm trying to understand the solution of the following problem: $T$ is a normal operator. If $T( v)=\lambda v$, then $T^*(v)=\bar\lambda v$: The solution is: I didn't understand why we ...