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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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### I don't understand how the adjoint operator is used in a book that I'm reading

I'm reading Stochastic Differential Equations in Infinite Dimensions and don't understand what the authors do in Chapter 2.3.1. Let me introduce the necessary objects: Let $K$ and $H$ be real ...
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### If $Q$ is a trace class operator on $U$, then each bounded, linear operator from $U$ to $H$ is a Hilbert-Schmidt operator from $Q^{1/2}U$ to $H$

Let $U$ and $H$ be Hilbert spaces $Q$ be a bounded, linear, nonnegative and symmetric operator on $U$ with finite trace $U_0:=Q^{1/2}U$ $L$ be a bounded, linear operator from $U_0$ to $H$ I ...
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### How to show that this integral operator is bounded?

Consider the integral operator $T : C([0,1])\to C([0,1])$ given by $$Tf(t)=\int_0^1 K(t,\tau)f(\tau)d\tau.$$ I'm solving one exercise which is to show this operator is bounded. The exercise is from ...
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### Operator with norm

I got the following problem to solve: Let $H$ Hilbert space and $T: H \to H$ a bounded positive operator, i.e. \begin{align*} \langle x, T x \rangle \geq 0 & & \text{for all } x \in H. \end{...
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### finite spectrum eigenvalue

Let $T:X \to X$ be a linear bounded operator where X is Banach space ,and $\sigma (T)$ is a finite set.Then does the spectrum consist of eigenvalues only? Any hint or counterexample is ok. thanks in ...
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### Can we use sequences to test continuity of a weak$^*$-continuous operator?

Let $X,Y$ be Banach spaces. Now assume we have a map $T:X'\rightarrow Y'$ where $X'$ and $Y'$ are equipped with the weak$^*$ topology and not the norm topology. Can I infer from this that an operator ...
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### Is $Ax = (\alpha_1 x_1, \alpha_2 x_2, \alpha_3 x_3, \dots, \alpha_k x_k, 0, 0, \dots)$ a compact operator?

Is the operator $A$ defined by $$Ax = (\alpha_1 x_1, \alpha_2 x_2, \alpha_3 x_3, \dots, \alpha_k x_k, 0, 0, \dots)$$ a compact operator? It only has finitely non-zero dimensions, so does this mean ...
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### Convergence of unitary products on a Hilbert space

First: I'm sorry for the basic question--I can move it to Math SE if necessary... Let $X$ be a Hilbert space and suppose $\{U_k\}_k$ is a sequence of unitary operators on $X$. Let $\|\cdot\|$ be the ...
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### Eigenfunctions of an integral operator

Let $Tf(x):=\int_0^x f(t)dt$ be an integral Operator ($T:L_2[0,1]\rightarrow L_2[0,1]$). I am trying to find the eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of $S:=T^*T:L_2[0,1]\rightarrow L_2[0,1]$. So far I know ...
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### What does a homomorphism $\phi: M_k \to M_n$ look like?

Let $\phi : M_k(\Bbb{C}) \to M_n(\Bbb{C})$ be a homomorphism of $C^*$-algebras. We know that $\phi$ decomposes as a direct sum of irreducible representations, each of them equivalent to the identity ...
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### Spectrum of linear operator, essential spectral radius

Consider the operator $L:L^1(S^1)\to L^1(S^1)$ given by $$(Tf)(x)=\dfrac{1}{2}\left( f\left( \dfrac{x}{2}\mod 1\right)+f\left( \dfrac{x+1}{2} \mod 1 \right) \right)$$ where we identified $S^1$ with ...
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### Why are all linear maps on $\mathbb{R}^d$ bounded?

Suppose $W$ is a normed space and $A : \mathbb{R}^d \to W$ is a linear operator. Why is $A$ automatically bounded?
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### Are $X'\otimes Y$ and $\mathfrak L(X,Y)$ isomorphic?

Let $\mathbb F\in\left\{\mathbb C,\mathbb R\right\}$ $X$ and $Y$ be normed $\mathbb F$-vector spaces $X'$ be the topological dual space of $X$ $\mathfrak L(X,Y)$ be the set of bounded, linear ...
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### What does 'mode' mean in this context?

The spectrum of an operator $\mathcal{L}$ is the disjoint union of two sets: the point spectrum that consists of all isolated eigenvalues with finite multiplicity and its complement, which we call the ...
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