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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prove the continuity of $T_\phi f=\int_0^1 f(x)\phi(x) \,dx\\$ [duplicate]

Let $\phi\in C[0,1]$ and let $T_\phi~:C[0,1]\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$, defined as $T_\phi f=\int_0^1 f(x)\phi(x) \,dx\\$. How can i prove that it's a continuous operator?
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Prove that $Hom(V,W)\neq L(V,W)$

Let $V$ a normed space of infinite dimension and let $W\neq 0$ a normed space. Prove that $Hom(V,W)\neq L(V,W)$.
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how to define that a nonlinear operator is bounded and continuous

We always see the definition of bounded and continuous linear operator. I am wondering how to define that a nonlinear operator is bounded and continuous. Is there any book providing this definition?
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Show that $Kf(x,y)=\int_0^1k(x,y) f(y) \,dy\\$ is linear and continuous

Let $k:[0,1]\times[0,1]\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ continuous and $K:C[0,1]\rightarrow C[0,1]$, given by $Kf(x,y)=\int_0^1k(x,y) f(y) \,dy\\$. Prove that $K$ is continuous. I try to see continuity in $0$, ...
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Spectral Measures: Scale Forms

This thread is only Q&A. Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a normal operator: $$N:\mathcal{D}N\to\mathcal{H}:\quad N^*N=NN^*$$ And its spectral measure: ...
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Spectral Measures: Scale Operators

This thread is only Q&A. Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a normal operator: $$N:\mathcal{D}N\to\mathcal{H}:\quad N^*N=NN^*$$ And its spectral measure: ...
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Existence of certain idempotents

Suppose $T$ is an idempotent (that is $T^2=T$) of infinite rank and co-rank on a separable Hilbert space. Can we find an idempotent $S$ such that $\overline{TS(H)}=(Id-S)(H)$?
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Spectral Measures: Scale Spaces

This thread is only Q&A. Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a normal operator: $$N:\mathcal{D}N\to\mathcal{H}:\quad N^*N=NN^*$$ And its spectral measure: ...
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linear operator on normed spaces

Let $V$ and $W$, normed spaces and $T:V \to W$ a linear operator. How to prove that: "if $T$ is continuous in $0$, so, $\forall A \subset V$ bounded, $T(A)$ is also bounded"
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Sot convergence of a sequence of operators implies uniform convergence

Let $H$ be a Hilbert Space. Let $\{A_n\}$ be a sequence of bounded operators in $H$, and $A\in B(H)$. If $\|A_nf - Af\|\to 0$ uniformly for $f\in H_{\|.\|=1}\ $, prove that $\|A_n - A\|\to 0$. ...
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Range of normal operator and its adjoint are equal

On Wikipedia it is written that bounded normal operator in Hilbert space has the same range and kernel as its adjoint. I've been able to show equality of kernels and closures of ranges: ...
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is this conclusion true or false?

Let $\mathcal{A}$ be a factor Von Neumann algebra and $\Phi$ is a map on $\mathcal{A}$ which is injective and surjective and $\Phi(0)=0$. If $A, B, C \in \mathcal{A}$ and ...
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Operator theory curiosity

I'm not an expert in operator theory... but i was wandering if there's some practical applications. For example (the first one i came up with) compared to normal calculus techniques that usually the ...
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Kernel of a bounded linear operator on a normed linear space need not be closed or open?

How should be the kernel of a bounded linear operator on a normed linear space as a set? Kernel of a bounded linear operator on a normed linear space need to be closed or open? Or it need not be ...
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Definition of resolvent set

I'm having trouble understanding some subtlety of definition of resolvent set for given bounded operator A everywhere defined on some Hilbert space. Book I use (and many other sources) give the ...
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Divergence and formal adjoint operators: are they bounded/continuous?

Let $(M,g)$ be a smooth Riemannian manifold. The divergence operator is the map \begin{align*} \delta_g:\Gamma^k(S^2M)&\rightarrow\Gamma^{k-1}(T^*M)\\ ...
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Is this operator $A = \pmatrix{1&1\\0&1}$ self-adjoint?

Is this operator $$A = \pmatrix{1&1\\0&1}$$ self-adjoint? I think not, because $$\pmatrix{1&1\\0&1}^T\neq A$$ where $T$ is the transposition of the matrix. What do you all think?
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Does $A$ and $(A+I)^{-1}$ commute for positive operator $A$?

Suppose that $A$ is a bounded positive operator ($A \geqslant 0$) on some Hilbert space. Can I say that $A$ and $(A+I)^{-1}$ commute?
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Example: Operator with empty spectrum

I tried Google and a few books but couldn't find a suitable example. Does anyone know an example of an (unbounded closed) Operator BETWEEN HILBERTSPACES(!), that has empty spectrum? Thanks for your ...
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Prove that $\|I-S\|=\sup_{\|x\|=1} |((I-S)x,x)|\leq c$.

Let $S$ a linear, self-adjoint, bounded and positive operator. In a document I'm reading, it says that since $0\leq I-S\leq cI$ with $c<1$ then $$\|I-S\|=\sup_{\|x\|=1} |((I-S)x,x)|\leq ...
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Domain of closed unbounded operator

Let $A$, $B$ be two closed unbounded operators such that: (1) there exists dense subspace $\mathcal{D}$ of $Dom(B)$ which is contained in $Dom(A)$, (2) for every $\psi \in\mathcal{D}$ it holds $$ ...
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Some conditions on self-adjoint operator.

I have a bounded, invertible and positive operator on an $N-$dimensional Hilbert space $V$. I want prove or disprove that it is also self-adjoint. I would like to read an answer with some approaches ...
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Existence of the continuous spectrum of a possibly-unbounded, linear self-adjoint operator on a complex Hilbert space

Let $\mathbf{A}$ be a possibly-unbounded, linear self-adjoint operator on an infinte-dimensional, complex separable Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$, and suppose we know the matrix elements $\langle ...
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Difference between continuous and essential spectrum, examples?

Can anyone help me to understand the definitions of the continuous and essential spectra in simple terms and point out the difference on examples where the two definitions coincide and where don't? ...
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Mathematical Operator to flip a vector

Is there a mathematical operator which flips a vector from left to right (or up to down). Say \begin{align} a = [1~ 2~ 3]\quad\text{and}\quad b = [3~ 2~ 1] \end{align} I'd like to have \begin{align} a ...
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Evaluate the norm of a linear operator

Can someone help me on this question. I want to compute the norm of the following operator $$l:\mathbb R^N\longrightarrow \mathcal M_n(\mathbb R); (x_1,\cdots,x_N)\mapsto (x_i - x_j)_{1\leq i,j\leq ...
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Equivalent formulations: pure contraction

I want to prove the following equivalence: let $T$ be a bounded self-adjoint operator on a Hilbert space $H$. TFAE: $\|Tx\|<\|x\|$ for each $x\in H\setminus\{0\}$ $\|T\|\leq1$ and ...
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Is :$\frac{\Bbb d}{\Bbb d x}$ a chaotic operator in infinite-dimensional Hilbert space? [closed]

Let $H$ be a separable, infinite-dimensional Hilbert space, and $B(H) = \{T : H \to H, T \space \text {is non-bounded and linear operator} \}$. We say An operator $T \in B(H)$ is chaotic if $T$ is ...
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Compact linear operator

Today in lecture we were told that for a linear compact operator $T$ on an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space with infinite-dimensional range, we have that $\ker(T)^{\perp}$ is infinite-dimensional, ...
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Range of operator always closed. Mistake in argument

Let $A \in L(X,Y)$ be a linear operator between Hilbert spaces and the operator $$\hat{A}: \ker(A)^{\perp} \rightarrow \operatorname{ran}(A)$$ is a restriction of $A$ which is bijective. Now ...
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Can a sequence of von Neumann algebras determine a maximal directed set of subalgebras?

Can a von Neumann algebra $A$ have an infinite sequence $A_0 \subset A_1 \subset A_2 \subset ...$ of sub-vN-algebras such that every other sub-vN-algebra $B \subseteq A$ satisfies, for some $n \geq 0$ ...
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How can I apply the Magnus expansion here?

Suppose I have two operators $A(t),V(t)$. There is also a parameter $t \in [0, \infty]$. Moreover I have a continuous function $f(t)$ which satisfies $A(s)f(t)=0$ for all $s \in [0,\infty]$. How can I ...
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Exponential operator on function; can it be simplified?

Suppose I have two operators $A(t),V(t)$. There is also a parameter $t \in [0, \infty]$. Moreover I have a continuous function $f(t)$ which satisfies $A(s)f(t)=0$ for all $s \in [0,\infty]$. How can I ...
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How to find the image of an arbitrary element under this operator?

Let $(e_n)$ be a total orthonormal sequence in a separable Hilbert space $H$ and define the right shift operator to be the linear operator $T \colon H \to H$ such that $T e_n = e_{n+1}$ for $n = 1, 2, ...
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Spectral Measures: Special Spectrum

Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Denote eigenvalues by: $$\sigma_0(N):=\{\lambda\in\mathbb{C}:\mathcal{N}(\lambda-N)\neq(0)\}$$ Then arbitrary sets admit: ...
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Reducing Spaces: Decompostion

This thread is only Q&A! Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a normal operator: $$N:\mathcal{D}(N)\to\mathcal{H}:\quad N^*N=NN^*$$ Regard a decomposition: ...
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Spectral Measures: Multi Version (III)

This question is only Q&A! Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a normal operator: $$N:\mathcal{D}(N)\to\mathcal{H}:\quad N^*N=NN^*$$ And its spectral measure: ...
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Formal decomposition of Hamiltonian into $A A^\ast$

Let $H = -\frac{d^2}{dx^2} + q$. Letting aside consideration of domains, I want to show that $H$ can be formally written as $H = A A^\ast$, where $A = -\frac{d}{dx} + \phi$ with some $\phi$ under the ...
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Spectral Measures: Multi Version (II)

This question is only Q&A! Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a normal operator: $$N:\mathcal{D}(N)\to\mathcal{H}:\quad N^*N=NN^*$$ And its spectral measure: ...
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Spectral Measures: Multi Version (I)

This question is only Q&A! Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a spectral measure: $$E:\mathcal{B}(\mathbb{C})\to\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H}):\quad ...
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Closed representation of Ladder operators in One Dimensional Second Order Homogeneous Differential Equations

(1) Has anyone published the closed representation of ladder operators for second order differential equations? More specifically the second order differential equation $$ -\partial_x^2\Psi_m(x) + ...
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Matrix factorization inequality

How does one show that the following matrix factorization inequality holds in $M_{n} (\mathcal{A})^{+}$, $$(a_{i}^{*}a^{*}aa_{j}) \leq ||a^{*}a|| \cdot (a_{i}^{*}a_{j})$$ Notation. Let $M_{n} ...
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Norm of a left shift operator

Left shift operator is $L:\ell^2\to\ell^2$ defined by $$(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4,\ldots)\mapsto (x_2,x_3,x_4,\ldots).$$ This is not an isometry apparently, so $\|Lx\|\ne \|x\|$. Does this mean $\|L\|\ne1$?
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Spectral Measures: Adjoint

This thread is only Q&A! (See the hint: SE: Q&A) Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a spectral measure: $$E:\mathcal{B}(\mathbb{C})\to\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$$ Regard the ...
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Spectral Measures: Normality

This thread is only Q&A! Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a spectral measure: $$E:\mathcal{B}(\mathbb{C})\to\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$$ Regard the domain: ...
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Two normal operator that commutes

Suppose $N\in B(H)$ is normal, and $T\in B(H)$ is invertible. Prove that if $TNT^{-1}$ is normal then $N$ commutes with $T^*T$. I can not any idea to prove it, just I know ...
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Prove that a functional is convex

Let $T$ be a self-adjoint bounded operator on a Hilbert space $H$. We define the functional $\Phi$ as: \begin{equation} \Phi(x)=\frac{1}{2}(Tx,x) \end{equation} My exercise says that $\Phi$ is ...
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Frechet derivative of an operator

Let an operator $T:C[a,b]\to C[a,b]$ be defined as: \begin{equation} (Tu)(x)=\int_{a}^{b}K(x,t)f(t,u(t))dt \end{equation} where $K:[a,b]\times[a,b]\to \mathbb{R}$, $f:[a,b]\times \mathbb{R}\to ...
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Spectral Measures: Boundedness

This thread is only Q&A! Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a spectral measure: $$E:\mathcal{B}(\mathbb{C})\to\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$$ Regard the domain: ...
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Spectral Measures: Existence

Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a normal operator: $$N:\mathcal{D}(N)\to\mathcal{H}:\quad N^*N=NN^*$$ By the previous threads: $$Z=N\sqrt{(1+N^*N)^{-1}}\quad ...