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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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### Metrics from Operator Norms

Let $X$ be a Hilbert space and $(\cdot,\cdot)_X$ be the inner product on $X$. It is well known that $|x|_X = \sqrt{(x,x)_X}$ is a norm on $X$ and $|x-y|_X$ is a metric on $X$. The norm on $X$ induces ...
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### Norm of operator $A$ st. $A^2 = I$?

I'm wondering what can be said about the norm $||A||$ of an operator which squares to identity. All I can think of is that $$1=||AA|| \leq ||A||^2$$ so that $||A|| \geq 1$. But can anything else be ...
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### Closedness of first order differential operator on $L^2(\Omega)$

I am considering the when the following first order differential operator is a closed operator $$Au=b(x)\dfrac{\partial u}{\partial x_i},$$ on $L^2(\Omega)$ with the domain $D(A)=H^1(\Omega)$. Here I ...
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### Nonhomogeneous Toeplitz equation

Let $T$ be the Toeplitz operator on $\ell_p$ with symbol $\alpha(\lambda)=a/2\cdot \lambda-(a+1/2)+\lambda^{-1}$, where $a$ is complex. I want to solve the following $$Tx=y$$ for $x\in \ell_p$ ...
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### Frechet derivative in a Hilbert space

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space and $A$ a self-adjoint operator. With $(\, ,\, )$ denoting the inner product and $\psi\in \mathcal{H}$, I want to formally show that the Frechet derivative of the ...
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### Functions over a $C$ vector space with geometric importance. (How to find the basis?)

Searching through our suggested exercises of linear and abstract algebra for solving, I found the following exercise. The reason I am posting this, is that because we haven't went through complex ...
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### Two definitions of the operator $\exp(x)$ in $L^2(\mathbb R)$

The operator $x$ acts on a dense subspace of $L^2(\mathbb R)$ and is not bounded. So if we define $\exp(x)$ via the power series $\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac {x^n}{n!}$, convergence will not follow in the ...
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### Minimality of the Spatial C*-Norm

Given C*-Algebras $A,B$ and $x \in A \otimes_* B$ show that: (a) If $(\tau \otimes_* \rho)(x)=0$ for all $\tau \in A_+^*$ and $\rho \in B_+^*$, then $x=0$. PS: $\tau \in A_+^*$ means that $\tau$ is ...
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### Equivalent ways to study perturbed abstract Cauchy problem

I am considering the following abstract Cauchy problem on Banach space $X$: \begin{cases} u'(t)=Au(t)+\big(f(t)+Bu(t)\big),&t\in[0,T],\\ u(0)=x_0, \end{cases} Suppose $A$ generates a $C_0$ semi-...
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### Spectrum of a polynomial operator?

Let us have $A: l^2 \to l^2, A \in B(l^2)$. $$A(\delta_n)=3 \delta_{n}+i \delta_{n+1}$$ What is the spectrum of $A$? My approach: We can write down $A$ in a better form: $$A=3I - iR$$, where $I$ ...
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### Aproximating positive elements in inductive limit of C* algebras

Let $\{A_i,\Phi_{ij} \}_{i\in \mathcal{I}}$ a directed system of C* algebras and $A:=\varinjlim A_i$ its limit. I know that if $x\in A$ is self-adjoint, it can be approximated with another self-...
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### Calculate the trace of $T_nL$ where $L\in L(H)$, $T\in L(H,L(H))$ and $T_n:=\langle T,e_n\rangle_H$ for some ONB $(e_n)_n$ of a Hilbert space $H$

Let$^1$ $(H,\langle\;\cdot\;,\;\cdot\;\rangle)$ be a Hilbert space over $\mathbb R$ $(e_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$ be an orthonormal basis of $H$ $T\in\mathfrak L\left(H,\mathfrak L\left(H\right)\right)$ ...
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### Operator groups

In $H := L^2(\mathbb{R}, \lambda)$ Hilbert-space, the following two, one-variable operator groups are given: $$(U_s f)(x):=f(x-s)$$ $$(V_s f)(x):=e^{is x} f(x)$$ $f \in H, s \in \mathbb{R}$. a, ...
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### If an operator A on a Hilbert space has compact resolvent, is Ker($\lambda-A$) finite dimensional?

If an operator A on a Hilbert space has compact resolvent, is Ker($\lambda-A$) finite dimensional, for any $\lambda$ in A's spectrum? P.S: What I know now is that the spectrum of A is discrete.
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### Example for injective and surjective bounded and unbounded operator

I am looking for some bounded and unbounded densely defined operators on a real Hilbert space $H$, let say $A:D(A)(\subset H)\to H$, that are one-to-one but they are not onto. I am wondering whether ...
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### Strongly continuous group and generator commute, what about square roots?

Let $A$ be a positive self-adjoint operator, then $iA$ generates a unitary strongly continuous semigroup (Stone's theorem) $T$. Then from basic semigroup theory we know that $T$ and $A$ commute, but ...
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### Neumann Poincare operator maps $L^2$ in itself
How can I show that the Neumann-Poincare operator $$K_{\partial \Omega}[\phi](x) = \int_{\partial \Omega} \dfrac{(x-y) \cdot \nu(y)}{|x-y|^d} \phi(y) \ dy$$ maps $L^2(\partial \Omega)$ in itself (if ...