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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Given $A_n : X\rightarrow Y$ linear and continuous, for each $x\in X$ $A_n(x) \rightharpoonup A(x)$ in $Y$, is $A$ continuous?

Given $A_n : X\rightarrow B$, a linear and continuous operator between two Banach spaces, for each $x\in X$ $A_n(x) \rightharpoonup A(x)$ in $Y$, is $A$ linear and continuous? My attempt: $A$ ...
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functional analysis: show L^1 integral operator has norm 1

I just started my course in functional analysis and have already stumbled across some things I don't understand, which are quite basic :(. In my lecture notes it says: Let $\mu$ be a measure on a ...
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Invariant subspaces and their complements

The following is Exercise 6.4.2 of Conway's Functional Analysis: Suppose $T\in B(X)$ where $X$ is a Banach space. Prove that $M$ is invariant under $T$ if and only if $M^{\perp}$ is invariant under ...
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Is there an expression for $\exp\left(t z^{i}\partial_{z}^{j} \right) f(z) = $?

Does an expression for $$ \exp\left(t z^{i}\partial_{z}^{j} \right) f(z) = ? $$ exist? For j=1 we have the usual expression for translation and scaling $$ \exp\left( t \partial_z\right) f(z) = ...
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What is the closest self-adjoint (positive) operator to a given operator?

Given an operator $\rho$ on a Hilbert space $H$, is there a notion of nearest self-adjoint (positive) approximation of $\rho$ for a suitable norm? More specifically, does there exist an algebraic ...
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T=T** for densely defined operator T

Suppose that $H_1$ and $H_2$ are Hilbert spaces and $T: H_1 \to H_2$ is a densely defined linear map with closed graph. Show that $T = T^{**}$. (I have shown that such a $T$ has a densely defined ...
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Prove that operator is completely continuous

Let's consider Banach space $\ell^\infty$ of bounded sequences $x = \{ \xi_n\}_{n=1}^\infty$: $$ ||x|| = \sup_{n \in \mathbb N} |\xi_n|. $$ Suppose matrix $||a_{i j}||_1^\infty$ specifies operator $A$ ...
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Are all cyclic representations irreducible?

I know that for a representation $\pi$ of a $^*$-algebra $\mathcal{A}$ on a Hilbert Space $\mathcal{H}$, if $\pi$ is irreducible then it is cyclic. Is the reverse implication also valid - i.e. is ...
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Compact operators on $L^2(G)$ as a reduced cross product of $C_0(G)$ and $G$.

If any of the terminology is unclear then please don't hesitate to point it out. My question is: is it true that when $G$ is a locally compact second countable group then: \begin{equation*} C_0(G) ...
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Equivalent Gaussian measures

Let $\mu$ be a gaussian measure with eigenpair $\{e_k,2^{-k}\}$ and $\nu$ with eigenpair $\{ Te_k,2^{-k}\}$. Here, $T$ is the unitary operator given by $Tx = x - 2\left\langle x,v \right\rangle v$. ...
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Find the adjoint operator.

Consider the sequence space $\ell_p$ and S defined by $(1\leq p<\infty)$$$ S:\ell_p\to\ell_p:(x_1,x_2,x_3,\ldots)\mapsto(0,x_1,x_2,\ldots) $$ Find the $S^*$ operator.
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definition of unitary operator

Wiki says " A bounded linear operator $U: H \to H$ on a Hilbert space $H$ is called a unitary operator if it satisfies $U^{*}U=UU^{*}=I$ , where $U^{*}$ is the adjoint of $U$, $I$ is the identity ...
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What's the name of this type operator?

If $H$, is a seperable Hilberspace, $E$ seperable Banach space. $(h_n)$ orthonormal basis of $H$. Let $T\in B(H,E)$. If we have the condition on $T$ that $$\sum_k \left\|Th_k\right\|^p <\infty,$$ ...
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What is the definition of regular operator?

If $T$ is a bounded linear operator on a normed space $X$. What "$T$ is regular operator" means?
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Skew adjoint operator with uncountable spectrum

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space. I just want an example of a skew adjoint operator $(A^*=-A)$ with uncountable spectrum. I also want an example for unbounded differential operators. The only example I ...
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Find norm of linear operators

I have to check if those operators are bounded and if so what are their norms. 1) $\phi:C^1[0,1]\ni f > \rightarrow\int_0^{1/2}f(t)dt+f'(2/3)\in\mathbb{R}$ with norm ...
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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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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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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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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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derivation of divergence from nabla operator

For a two dimensional orthogonal curvilinear coordinate system $(t_1, t_2)$, we have the position vector $r$, where $h_i = | \frac{\partial r}{\partial t_i} |$ are the scale factors and $a_i$ are the ...
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Verification of a contraction

Let $A\colon \text{dom}(A) \to \mathcal{H}$ be a densely defined symmetric operator on a Hilbert space $\mathcal H$. The symmetry implies that $$ \|(A + i)f\|^2 = \|Af\|^2 + \|f\|^2 \quad \text{for ...
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Limit of function of an operator

Let $A_n$ be a sequence of bounded, self-adjoint operators on Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Let us assume that for some vector $\psi\in\mathcal{H}$, $$\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}A_n\psi = \alpha ...
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$K(X,Y)$ is closed in $B(X,Y)$

I tried to prove that the set of compact operators $K(X,Y)$ is a closed subset of the set of bounded operators $B(X,Y)$ where $X,Y$ are Banach spaces. Please can you tell me if my proof is correct? ...
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Limit of exp of self-adjoint operator

Let $A$ be self-adjoint (possibly unbounded) operator on Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Under what conditions $w-\lim_{t\rightarrow\infty} e^{i A t}=P_0$, where $w-\lim$ - the limit in weak operator ...
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Showing a particular integral operator is trace class

Let $f$ and $P$ be continuous, integrable functions $\mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{C}$ vanishing at $\pm \infty%$. Concisely, $f,P \in C_0(\mathbb{R}) \cap L^1(\mathbb{R})$. Also, assume that $P$ is ...
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Conjugating an operator with a gauge transformation; how is the kernel affected.

For the differential operator $$ D := i I \frac{d}{dx} + A(x) \colon C^\infty_T([0,\beta]),\mathbb{C}^m) \to C^\infty_T ([0,\beta],\mathbb{C}^m) $$ where $A(x)$ is Hermitian and $C^\infty_T ...
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Smoothness of solutions to Fredholm integral equation

Let $K(x,y)=k(|x-y|)$ where $k$ is continuous on $(0,1]$, and assume function $f\in L^2[0,1]$ satisfies $f(x)=\int_0^1 f(y)K(x,y)dy$. Is $f$ necessarily $C^\infty $ ? under what condition on kernel ...
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Lack of a polar decomposition

Prove that the left and right shifts on $l_{2}$ have no polar decomposition (i.e. $UP$ where $U$ is unitary and $P$ is positive).
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Boundedness of a closed operator

Can I get any help with this problem: Let $X, Y$ be Banach spaces, let $D$ be a subspace of $X$, and let $A \colon D \to Y$ be a closed linear operator. If $D$ is a closed subspace of $X$, ...
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Unital free semigroup and operators

Let $F_n^+$ be a unital free semigroup generated by $1,...,n$. Let $\alpha= i_1...i_k$ where $i_1,...,i_k\in \{1,...,n\}$ and put $T_{\alpha}:=T_{i_1}...T_{i_k}$ where for any $ i_j\in \{1,...,n\},~ ...
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Comparison of operators

I have found the following two concepts: $\bullet$ Let $L$ be a linear operator in a Hilbert space $H$. The operator $B$ is said to be $L$-compact if $D(L)\subset D(B)$ and for any ...
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Powers of a closed range operator

suppose that $S$ and $S^2$ are operators with closed range. Does it follow that $S^n$ is an operator with closed range for all natural numbers $n$?
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Strong and weak equivalence of $C^*$-extensions by compacts

Let $A$ be a $C^*$-algebra. An extension of $A$ by the compact operators $K$ is an embedding $\epsilon$ of $A$ into the Calkin algebra $B(H)/K$. Two embeddings $\epsilon_1$ and $\epsilon_2$ are ...
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Examples of operator theory on Hilbert space

$(1)$ If $T \in B(H)$ is self-adjoint and $T \neq 0$ then $T^n \neq 0$ $(a)$for $n=2,4,8,16,... (b)$ for every $n$ $(2)$ Show that any $T \in B(H)$ can be uniquely expressed as $T=T_1+iT_2$ ...
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How to find all the eigenvalues of a positive operator whose eigenvectors are positive semi-defintie?

A linear operator $T:\mathcal{H}_n\rightarrow \mathcal{H}_n$ is said to be positive if $T(\mathcal{P}_n)\subset\mathcal{P}_n$ where $P_n$ is the set of positive semi-definite matrices. For a positive ...
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Operators on a Hilbert space question

For a Borel measure $\mu$ define $\langle S_\mu x,y\rangle=\int_H\langle x,z\rangle \langle y,z\rangle \mu(z)$. An exercise in my book that I am reading says that I could find a $\mu$ s.t. $S_\mu$ ...
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can we prove that a certain supremum of affine functions is frechet differentiable or at least continuous?

Let $X$ be a Hilbert space. Let $A\colon \operatorname{dom} A\to X$ be linear operator with closed graph (not necessarily bounded). Define $$ g\colon \operatorname{dom}A\to \mathbb{R}:x\mapsto ...
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Derivative on a function of tensor products

Assume I have defined an operator $A \otimes B$ on a $H \otimes L^2(\mathbb R^d)$ where $H$ is a Hilbert space as in Reed/Simon p. 299. $A$ is an operator on $H$ and $B$ is an operator on $L^2(\mathbb ...
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Decomposition of Partial Isometry

I'm reading a paper and I don't understand how the operator is being decomposed. I've tried reading about different types of decomposition but nothing I read seems relevant: (Let $\mathscr{H}$ be a ...
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The product of two projections is 0

I'm reading a paper and the paper seems to think the following is obvious: Let $S$ be a semigroup of partial isometries. Let $R = \{ E \in P(S) \cup Q(S) : E$ is minimal in $P(S) \cup Q(S)$ and for ...
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Rotation semigroup and identity element.

Let $\Gamma =\{z\in\mathbb{C}:|z|=1\}$, and $X=C(\Gamma)$. The rotation semigroup $\{T(t)\}_{t\geq 0}$, is defined as $$T(t)f(z)=f(\mathrm{e}^{it}z),\quad f\in X.$$ $Z\in X$, s.t. for all ...
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properties of integral operator $x^{-1}\int_0^xf(x,y)v(y)dy $

here we have two cases to study $(1)$ let us fix any $f \in C^{1}[ [0,1] \times [0,1]]$ ($k \neq 0$). Set $$[T(v)](x) := x^{-1}\int_0^xf(x,y)v(y)dy $$ for any $x \neq 0$ otherwise $[T(v)](0) := ...
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Commutating operators modulo compact operator

Let $X$ be a Banach space. I want find an example of a closed densely defined operator $A$ and a bounded operator $B$ such that $AB - BA = K$ where $K$ is a compact operator.
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find the eigenbasis of unitary transformation

$U$ is $n\times n$ unitary matrix, with orthogonal eigenbasis $v_1, \ldots v_n$ we construct a linear transformation: $T_U(X) = XU$ with the inner product $\langle A, B \rangle = \text{tr}(A^*B)$ I ...
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Notation question in Majda and Bertozzi's “Vorticity and Incompressible Flow”

On pg 2, the fluid velocity in the Navier-Stokes system of equations is noted as: $v(x,t) \equiv (v^1, v^2, \ldots, v^N)^t$, where I am assuming that the velocity vector field is time-dependent. The ...
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When does a *-algebra have an approximate identity

I know that a *-algebra does not always have an approximate unit. When does a *-algebra have an approximate identity? Can we characterize that *-algebras which are not uniform and weak closed but ...
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Half Laplace operator

I'm curious whether a half Laplacian (or square root of Laplacian) exists. More specifically, I'm looking for an $X:C^2(\Bbb R^n)\to C^2(\Bbb R^n)$ operator such that $$\forall f:XXf=\Delta f$$ I know ...
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Three basic questions about linear operator in a Hilbert space

Just come across three questions in reading a paper. Suppose we are dealing with a Hilbert space of $L_{2}[0,1]$ and all the functions mentioned below are in $L_{2}[0,1]$. Define the operator $A$ by ...
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operator differential equation

let be the differential equation for the operator 'X' $$ \frac{dX(t)}{dt} = A(t) X(t) $$ the formal solution is the exponential operator $$ X(t)=X(0)e^{ \int_{0}^{t}A(u)} $$ of course i should ...