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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Inversion of differential operator

My goal is to solve the differential equation, written in the following form $$\Big(\frac{d}{dx}+I\Big)^{2n}V(x)=x+C$$ where $C$ is some constanst. I want to do it by the operator method. Namely one ...
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spectral theory expandable to arbitrary polynomials?

Given a Banach space $X$ and closed operators $A_i$ ($i \in \left\{0,...,n\right\}$) which have a common domain $D$ that is dense in $X$. An obvious candidate for the title of "generalised resolvent ...
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Fractional Laplacian on the torus [duplicate]

Consider the Laplacian on the $n$ dimensional torus $T$, given by $-\Delta : L^2 \rightarrow L^2$. Let the domain of $-\Delta$ be all $C^\infty$ functions initially. Now consider the Friedrichs ...
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Fractional Laplacian on the torus

Consider the Laplacian on the $n$ dimensional torus $T$, given by $-\Delta : L^2 \rightarrow L^2$. Let the domain of $-\Delta$ be all $C^\infty$ functions initially. Now consider the Friedrichs ...
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When open mapping theorem fails.

Let Y = $L^1 $($\mu$) where $\mu$ is counting measure on N. Let X = {$f$ $\in$ Y : $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}$ n|$f(n)$| Define T : X -> Y by $Tf(n)=nf(n)$ Now Let $S=T$$^{-1}$ Show $S$ is not open. ...
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Mapping properties of differential operators: Reference for targeted reading

In my studies (currently I am trying to understand spectral properties of differential operators) I am encountering operators that are unbounded. To be more concrete, here is an example that I ...
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Notation in Reed/Simon Vol. IV (and possibly an earlier volume)

I'm wondering if there are any mathematical physicists/analysts out there that can help me with some notation I've seen in Reed and Simon's books on analysis. Unfortunately I don't have time to read ...
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(Updated) Geometric Illustration of Monotone and Maximal Monotone Maps

I am writing a note about the Monotone and Maximal Monotone maps from the following book http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2Fb97594 In this book we read a map ...
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Surjectivity of $Id-A$ for linear operator $A$ on Banach space with $\|A\|<1$

Let $X$ be Banach space and $A:X\rightarrow X$ linear opeartor such that $\|A\|<1$. It is clear that $Id-A$ is injective. Why is it also surjective?
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$A\subseteq B(X, Y)$ compact if and only if closed and $Ax$ is conditionally compact

This comes from Exercise 2 of Chapter VI in Dunford & Schwartz. I am trying to prove the following statement: A set $A\subseteq \mathscr{B}(X, Y)$ is compact in the strong operator topology if ...
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Proof involving strongly continuous semigroups.

Let $ (T(t))_{t \geq 0} $ be a $ C_{0} $-semigroup on a Hilbert space $ X $ with an infinitesimal generator $ A $, and let $ \rho \in (0,1) $. I want to prove that $ \displaystyle \sup_{t \geq 0} \| ...
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Compact Operators: Trace

Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a bounded operator: $$A:\mathcal{H}\to\mathcal{H}:\quad\|A\|<\infty$$ Regard orthonormal bases: ...
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Showing that A is NOT an infinitesimal generator

As a state space, choose $X=L^{2}(0,1)$. Let $A$ be defined as $\displaystyle Af=\frac{df}{d\zeta}$ with domain $D(A)=\{f\in L^{2}(0,1)|f$ is absolutely continuous and $\frac{df}{d\zeta}\in ...
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Finding the infinitesimal generation of a strongly continuous semigroup

Let $X$ be a Hilbert space, $A\in\mathcal{L}(X)$ and $\displaystyle T(t)=e^{At}=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(At)^{n}}{n!}$. I have already shown that $T(t)$ defines a $C_{0}$ semigroup. But now I need ...
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is the complexification of a finitely strictly singular operator itself FSS?

Let $X$ and $Y$ be real Banach spaces, and let $X_\mathbb{C}$ and $Y_\mathbb{C}$ denote their respective complexifications. Suppose $T:X\to Y$ is a bounded linear operator which is finitely strictly ...
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Commutant of algebra of multiplication operators

Let $L^2(X)$ be the set of Lebesgue square-integrable functions on a locally compact Hausdorff space $X$. Define $\mathfrak{A}:=\{M_f:f\in L^{\infty}(X), f=\overline{f}\}$, where $M_f$ is the the ...
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Find the spectrum of the operator $T: \ell^2(\mathbb{C}) \to \ell^2(\mathbb{C})$ defined by $(Tx)_n = \frac{x_n}{n}$

Consider the linear operator $T:\ell^2(\mathbb{C}) \to \ell^2(\mathbb{C})$ defined as $$ (Tx)_n = \frac{x_n}{n}, \quad x \in \ell^2(\mathbb{C}). $$ I can show that it is bounded with norm $\|T\|=1$, ...
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wot limit of a sequence of projections

Let $\{P_i\}$ be a net of projections on a Hilbert space , then we can show wot limit of this net is a projection, too. I saw below example of a sequence of projections which its wot limit is not a ...
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Spectrum of a bilateral shift

Let $u$ be a bilateral shift on Hilbert space $\ell^2(\Bbb Z)$. As unilateral shifts, spectrum $u$ does not contain any eigenvalue. Also $u$ is unitary, so $\sigma(u) \subset \Bbb T$ ($\Bbb T$ means ...
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Wot convergence and sot convergence

Let $\{A_n\} $ be a sequence of bounded linear operators on Hilbert space $H$ and $\langle A_n\xi,\eta \rangle \to \langle A \xi,\eta\rangle$ for $\xi,\eta\in H$ with $\|\eta\|=1$. Show that $\|A_n\xi ...
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Showing that an operator generates a unitary group

Consider the following operator on $X=L^{2}(0,1)$: $\displaystyle Af=\frac{df}{d\zeta}$ with domain: $D(A)=\{f\in L^{2}(0,1)|f$ is absolutely continuous, $\frac{df}{d\zeta}\in L^{2}(0,1)$ and ...
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The $C_0-$group generated by the operator $(Af)(x)=f'(x)+a(x)f(x)$

Consider the Banach space $L^1(\mathbb{R})$ of integrable functions $f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}$. Consider the unbounded operator $A$ defined by $$(Af)(x)=f'(x)+a(x)f(x), \ \ \ x\in \mathbb{R}$$ for ...
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Quadratic Functional Differentiability

I would like to solve the following: Let $T$ be a self-adjoint bounded operator on a Hilbert space $H$. Consider the quadratic functional $\Phi$ defined by: \begin{equation} ...
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Binomial-like expansion for non-commuting operators

I would like to evaluate the following and express it in a compact form: $(\hat{a}^\dagger(x)+\hat{a}(x))^n\,\vert0\rangle$, where the $n^{\text{th}}$ power of the sum of the annihilation and creation ...
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How to calculate the adjoint of an operator and its domain?

Let $A : D(A) \subset L^2(0,1) \to L^2(0, 1)$, $$D(A) = \{u \in H^2([0, 1]) : u(0) = u'(1) = 0\}$$ $$Au = u''.$$ Can someone explain how to calculate the adjoint of A, $A^*$, and the domain of $A^*$, ...
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Showing that a domain of an operator is dense in $L^2$

Let $A : D(A) \subset L^2(\Omega) \to L^2(\Omega)$, where $$D(A) = \{u \in H^2([0,1]) : u(0) = u_x (1) = 0\}.$$ Show that $D(A)$ is dense in $L^2((0, 1))$. $D(A)$ is dense in $L^2((0, 1))$ if ...
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an operator question

I know how the derivative operator $\Big(\frac{d}{dx}\Big)^n$ works. But then how does it work if I have $$\exp{\Big(a\frac{d}{dx}+b\frac{d^2}{dx^2}\Big)}f(x)$$ I thought to use $$\exp ...
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Operator matrix is invertible if and only if its determinant is invertible

Let $A,B,C,D$ are pairwise commutative operators on a Hilbert space $H$, then a necessary and sufficient condition that the operator matrix $$\begin{pmatrix} A&B\\C&D\end{pmatrix}$$ be ...
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Does this show that it is a bounded linear operator?

Let $X$ be a Hilbert space and $A\in\mathcal{L}(X)$. I want to show that $\displaystyle e^{At}:=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(At)^{n}}{n!}=T(t)$ defines a strongly continuous semigroup (i.e. a ...
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Differential of an operator $\phi: Mat_{2 \times 2}{\mathbb{R}} \rightarrow Mat_{2 \times 2}{\mathbb{R}}$

Let's consider an operator $ \phi: Mat_{2 \times 2}{\mathbb{R}} \rightarrow Mat_{2 \times 2}{\mathbb{R}}$ so that $A \rightarrow A^{-1}$. How to evaluate its differential? By the differential we ...
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The closed unit ball is not compact in infinite dimension spaces. Why?

We know that in finite dimension spaces the closed unit ball is compact, that is if H is a finite dimension space, then there exists an $u$ in the closed unit ball in H and $T \in \mathcal{L}(H, ...
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Calculating a norm of an operator

Let $T \in (C([a, b]))^*$, $$ T(u) = \underset{a}{\overset{(a+b)/2}\int} u(x) dx - \underset{(a+b)/2}{\overset{b}\int} u(x) dx. $$ Show that $ || T || = b - a $. We have that $$|| T || = ...
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Application of Uniform Bounded Principle (UBP)

Let $Y$ be a Banach space, and $Z$ be a n.v.s. If $(B_n)_n\in L(E,F)$ with the property that for all $(y_n)_n\in Y$, that $\|y_n\|\rightarrow 0$, we have $\|B_n(y_n)\|\rightarrow 0$. Prove that ...
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adjoint of an operator. on $L^2(0,1)$, $Bf(x)=\int_0^x f(t)dt$

I see that the above operator is bounded. I ended up with an argument to calculate the adjoint as follows, $$ <f,Bg>=\int_0^1\overline{f(x)} \int_0^xg(t)\,dt\,dx $$ I see $f(x)$ as the ...
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Eigenvalue dependent operator

Consider the wave equation in a Riemann metric $g^{\mu\nu}$ with spacetime off-diagonal components $g^{i0}$: ...
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Extension of a self adjoint Operator

Suppose we have a open (bounded) domain $\Omega$ in $\mathbb R^d$. And let a plane $\mathcal P$ in $\mathbb R^d$ divides the domain in two (disjoint) open sets. (say $\Omega_1$ and $\Omega_2$) Hence ...
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A sequence of strongly continuous one-parameter unitary groups

Suppose that for a sequence $\{A_n\}_n$ of bounded self-adjoint operators in a Hilbert space $\mathcal H$ we have $e^{itA_n} \to e^{itA}$ strongly, for all $t \in \mathbb R$, where $A$ is a (possibly ...
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Discrete and Essential spectrum of Laplacian in $\mathbb R_{+}$ (with weird boundary conditions)

I am given on Hilbert Space $\mathcal H=L^2(\mathbb R_{+})$ $$ Af(x)=-f''(x) $$ and Domain of A is $$ D(A)=\{f\in H_2(\mathbb R_{+})\;\;| \;\;f'(0)+\alpha f(0)=0\} $$ for some $\alpha \in ...
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Relating Fourier transform theory on two distinct subspaces

In Fourier transform theory (on $\mathbb{R}$), three vector spaces play a very important role: $L^1(\Bbb R)$, $L^2(\Bbb R)$ and the Schwartz space $\mathcal{S}(\Bbb R)$. Arguably the nicer spaces of ...
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how to prove this epsilon-delta property for continuous functional calculus with normal elements?

Let $ A$ be a C* algebra, $f\in C([-1,1])$. Prove that for every $\epsilon >0, \exists \delta >0,$ s.t. for $\forall x \in A, x=x^*, \| x \| \leq 1$ and $\forall y \in A, \|y\| \leq 1$, we have ...
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Compact operators on Hilbert Space

I m working on the following problem: Let $K:H\rightarrow H$ be a compact operator on a Hilbert space. Show that if there exists a sequence $(u_n)_n\in H$ such that $K(u_n)$ is orthonormal, then ...
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Resolvent: Decay Behavior [closed]

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a Hamiltonian: $$H:\mathcal{D}(H)\to\mathcal{H}:\quad H=H^*$$ Regard the resolvent set: ...
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Eigenvectors of operators on a tensor product Hilbert Space

Suppose I have finite dimensional Hilbert spaces $V$, $W$, and an operator $A$ acting on vectors in $V$ such that it has eigenvectors/values $Ax_a=\lambda_ax_a$. In the tensor product space I want to ...
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Spectral Measures: Core Lemma

Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a Hamiltonian: $$H:\mathcal{D}(H)\to\mathcal{H}:\quad H=H^*$$ Regard a dense domain: ...
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Spectral Measures: Scaled Spaces

Problem Given a Hillbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a Hamiltonian: $$H:\mathcal{D}(H)\to\mathcal{H}:\quad H=H^*$$ Denote its probability measures by: ...
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Convergence of the spectrum under norm resolvent convergence

Suppose $\{A_n\}$ is a sequence of self-adjoint operators in a Hilbert space $\mathcal H$, and $A$ is a self-adjoint operator, with $A_n \to A$ in norm resolvent sense. Since $A_n \to A$ in strong ...
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Orthonormal system of simultaneous eigenvectors

Suppose we have a commutative family of compact, self-adjoint operators on a Hilbert space. Prove that there is an orthonormal system of simultaneous eigenvectors for the family. I'm not sure how to ...
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Discrete Derivative: Closure?

Problem Given the Hilbert space $\ell^2(\mathbb{N})$. Consider the operators: $$T_0:\ell^2_0(\mathbb{N})\to\ell^2(\mathbb{N}):\quad T_0(a_k)_k:=(ka_k)_k$$ ...
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Assuming $A$ is a nonexpansion in some norm, in what norm is $A^\top$ a nonexpansion.

Consider a matrix $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$. Consider the vector norm $\| \cdot \|_\triangle = \| F \cdot \|_1$, where $F \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times m}$ and we have $m < n$ and $F$ has ...
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Zero Tensor Product

Suppose we have a space $|\psi_1\rangle \otimes |\psi_2\rangle \otimes |\psi_3\rangle$, and operators (matrices) A ⊗ B ⊗ C acting on this Hilbert space (like in quantum mechanics). I'm trying to ...