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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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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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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inverse of operator

I want to calculate the inverse of the operator $T=-\frac{\partial^{2} }{\partial x^{2}}-\frac{\partial^{2}}{\partial y^{2}}-(x^{2}+y^{2})+2( x\frac{\partial }{\partial y}-y\frac{\partial ...
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The necessity of defining the stable equivalence in the construction of the Grothendieck group $K_0$

I am confused about the process of the construction of the Grothendieck group $K_0$ in Murphy's $C^*$-algebras and operator theory section 7.1. Let $A$ be a $*$-algebra and ...
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semifinite von Neumann algebra, spectral projection, trace

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a semifinite von Neumann algebra and $\tau$ be a semifinite faithful normal trace on it. Let $T,P_1,P_2\in \mathcal{M}$, where $P_1,P_2$ are projections with $P_1\perp P_2$. Then, ...
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Show $(Au)(x)=v_1(x) \langle u , v_1 \rangle+ v_2 (x) \langle u, v_2 \rangle$ where $(Au)(x)=\int^\pi _0 2u(y) cos \bigg (\frac{x-y}{2} \bigg) dy$

Let $A$ be a linear operator defined on $L^2([0, \pi])$ by $$(Au)(x)=\int^\pi _0 2u(y) cos \bigg (\frac{x-y}{2} \bigg) dy$$ Where $0 \leq x \leq \pi$ I am trying to show that $(Au)(x)=v_1(x) ...
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Eigenfunction of a selft-adjoint operator?

Let $A = \int_{0}^{\infty} \lambda dE(\lambda)$ be the spectral decomposition of a selft-adjoint operator $A$ on a Hilbert space $H$. Then the restriction operator $P_{\lambda}$ for $A$ is defined by ...
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Strong Convergence of Fredholm Operators, as used in Callias' proof of his index theorem

In his paper Axial Anomalies and Index Theorems on Open Spaces, Callias provides a wonderful index theorem $$\mathrm{index}(L)=\lim_{z\to0} \mathrm{Tr}B_z\quad\text{where} \quad B_z=\frac{z}{L^\dagger ...
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Properness of isometric actions of discrete groups on affine Hilbert spaces

I've been reading Valette's introduction to the Baum-Connes conjecture and as I read the example of a construction of a (model of the) classifying space for proper actions of $\Gamma$ (discrete) given ...
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Interchanging Limit and Integral sign

I'm reading a book on composition operators, and the author makes the following claim: Given a self-map of the unit disc, and a $H^2$ function $f$, where $H^2$ is the Hardy space, if we fix a radius ...
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Does a contraction converging in power series necessarily lead to the operator being a proper contraction?

I was recently met with this in my functional analysis class on which I am stuck: Let $ \mathbb{H} $ be a Hilbert space and let T be a contraction operator on $ \mathbb{H} $ (meaning $ ||T|| ...
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$L_p$ version of Toeplitz extension

There is the well-known extension of $C^*$-algebras $0\rightarrow K\rightarrow\mathcal{T}\rightarrow C(S^1)\rightarrow 0$ where $\mathcal{T}$ is the Toeplitz algebra (generated by the unilateral shift ...
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Does strict contraction lead to convergence to zero in norm?

In my functional analysis class I was asked this question which got me stuck: Let $ \mathbb{H} $ be a Hilbert space and we are given an operator T satisfying: $ || T || < 1 $ in the ...
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Uniqueness of element in infinite dimensional Hilbert space

Suppose $H$ is an infinite Hilbert space where $\{e_k:k\in \mathbb{Z}\}$ is a total orthonormal family. Let $H_1=\overline{span{(e_k: k=0, 1,2,\cdots})}$ and $H_2=\overline{span{(e_{-k}+ke_k: ...
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In what sense are compact operators limits of finite-rank operators?

The convergence is in respect to what topology ? Can someone please write it mathematically ?
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How to calculate the norm of this operator?

Let $H$ be a separable Hilbert space and $(\phi_k)$ be a basis $A(t)$ is defined such as $A\phi_k=\exp(-t/k)\phi_k$. I am specifically interrested whether $\|A(t)\| \to 0$ when $t \to \infty$ or not, ...
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restrictions of closed linear operator to range of its powers

I am trying to prove that if $T$ is a closed densely defined operator on a Hilbert space(or Banach space), $\lambda$ is non-zero and $T_n$ is the restriction of T to range $R(T^n)$ for some n, then: ...
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A naïvely constructed extrapolation of a self-adjoint operator. Is it self-adjoint?

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a real Hilbert space and let $A\colon D(A)\subset \mathcal{H}\to \mathcal{H}$ be an unbounded operator. Consider also a Hilbert triple $$ \mathcal{H}_+\subset \mathcal{H}\subset ...
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Operators of order $k$ between Sobolev spaces

It may sound like tautology, but I have a problem in proving that differential operator of order $k$ is an operator of order $k$. What exactly I'm asking for? Let $M$ be a manifold and $E,F$ be two ...
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Spectrum of the derivative operator: What's wrong in my argument?

Consider the Banach space $X=C[0,1]$ of continuous functions $f:[0,1]\to\mathbb{R}$ equipped with the supremum norm. If we consider the following unbounded operator $A$ defined on its domain ...
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Why is $(\sqrt{P})^2=P$ where $P$ is a positive operator on a Hilbert space?

The following is a proposition regarding positive operators on a Hilbert space in Douglas's Banach Algebra Techniques in Operator Theory: Corollary 4.32 is as the following: I understand that the ...
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$C^\ast$ condition implies $B^\ast$ condition

By $C^\ast$ condition I understand $\|A^\ast A\|=\|A^\ast\|\|A\|$ and for $B^\ast$, $\|A^\ast A\|=\|A\|^2$. I know these conditions are equivalent even NOT assuming the involution is isometric, but I ...
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Do compact convergence topology and w*-topology coincide on the Pontryagin dual group of a LCA group.

Given a locally compact group $G$, consider its Pontryagin dual $G^{'}$. Do compact convergence topology and weak*-topology on $G^{'}$ coincide?. When we talk about weak*-topology on $G^{'}$, it ...
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Unbounded linear operator with bounded restriction

Given that a linear operator $T:X\rightarrow Y$, where $X$ and $Y$ are both Banach spaces, $D$ a dense subspace of $X$, if we know that the restriction of $T$ to $D$, say, $S=T|_{D}$ is bounded, then ...
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Does spectral decomposition exist for non-self-adjoint operators?

In theory, if a linear operator $P$ in a Hilbert space $H$ is self-adjoint, we can decompose it as $Pu=\sum_i \lambda_i <\phi_i,u>\phi_i$, where $\phi_i$ is the eigenfunction of $P$. And we can ...
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closability of $n$-th power of paranormal operator

It it well-known, that there exists closable paranormal operator $A$ such that $\overline{A}$ is not paranormal [1] and if $B$ is paranormal then $B^n$ is also paranormal [2]. Is there any example of ...
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concomitant and self-adjoint operator

If $Lu = u^{\prime\prime}+\omega^2u$, show that $L$ is formally self-adjoint and the concomitant is $J(u,v)=vu^\prime-uv^\prime$. Moreover, if $u$ is a solution of $Lu=0$ and $v$ is a solution of ...
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Projection operator in Banach space is continuous

Let $(X,||\cdot ||)$ be a Banach space with a Schauder basis, i.e. there exist $e_j \in X$, $j\in \mathbb{N}$, s.t. $||e_j||=1$ for all $j$ and every $x\in X$ can be uniquely represented as ...
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Proof compactness of adjoint operators

I am trying to understand a proof of the following statement: Given a complex B-space X and a compact operator $T:X\rightarrow X$, the adjoint operator $T^\ast:X^\ast \rightarrow X^\ast$ is compact as ...
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How do we compute the Green's function of the Laplacian?

Let $D:=(0,1)$ $U:=L^2(D)$ and $$\phi_n(x):=\sqrt 2\sin(n\pi x)\;\;\;\text{for }n\in\mathbb N\text{ and }x\in D$$ $H:=H^2(D)\cap H_0^1(D)$ and $$A:=-\frac{\partial^2}{\partial x^2}u\;\;\;\text{for ...
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Show that $S_n \to S $(weakly) and $T_n \to T$ strongly implies $S_nT_n \to ST$ weakly

Let $X,Y,Z$ be Banach Spaces. Let $T_n,T \subset BL(X,Y), S_n,S \in BL(Y,Z)$. Show that a) $S_n \to S $(weakly) and $T_n \to T$ (strongly) implies $S_nT_n \to ST$ (weakly) b) $S_n \to S ...
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The reduction of nilpotency order of nilpotent elements of $C^{*}$ algebras

Assume that $A$ is a unital $C^{*}$-algebra. Let $a\in A$ be a nilpotent element with $$a^{k}=0,\;\;k>1.$$ Are there two elements $x,y\in A$ with $a=xy,\;\;(yx)^{k-1}=0$? Motivation for ...
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Solvable Schrödinger operator

I am currently looking for an example of a 1-dimensional Schrödinger Operator $-\frac{d^2}{dx^2} + V(x)$ with the following properties: 1) V(x) must be integrable 2) $-\frac{d^2}{dx^2} +V(x)$ must ...
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What are eigenvalues/eigenfunctions of a “pointwise product” operator

Let us consider the Hilbert space $l^2([0,1])$ with inner product $<u,v>=\int_0^1 u(x)v(x)\mathrm dx$. We define a pointwise product operator $A$ as $(A\circ u)(x)=a(x)\cdot u(x)$, where ...
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Is there a sample-path continuous stochastic process whose sample paths do not almost surely lie in an RKHS?

Let $f$ be a mean zero second-order stochastic process with continuous covariance function $k$, that is indexed on a separable metric space $\mathcal{X}$ and that is sample-path continuous. Can we ...
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$V(A)$ semi group of equivalent projections in $M_∞(A)$ cancelative?

I found in the book of Murphy, C*- Algebras and Operator Theory, the Theorem 7.1.2 : the semi group $V(A)$ of equivalent projections (under Murray Von Neumann equivalence) in $M_∞(A)$ is ...
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Difference between Schmidt decomposition and singular value decomposition

Schmidt decomposition of an operator is a useful tool of quantum information theory nowadays. Let $O$ be an operator acting on the Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}_{d_1} \otimes \mathcal{H}_{d_1}$. ...
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Convolution operator is normal

Consider the convolution operator $$Tf(s)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_0^{2\pi}f(t)h(s-t)\,\,dt,\quad f\in L^2[0,2\pi]$$ where $h:\Bbb R\to \Bbb C$ is a $2\pi$-periodic function, square integrable on ...
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How should $A^α$ be defined for real $α ∈ [0,∞)$ and $A\in M_n(\mathbb C)$?

Let $A\in M_n(\mathbb C)$ be arbitrary. I'm interested to know How should $A^{\alpha}$ be defined for real $\alpha\in [0,\infty)$? When $A$ is nonsingular, we can define $A^{\alpha}=\exp(\alpha ...
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Eigenfunctions of integral operator

I am faced with the problem of calculating the eigenfunctions for an operator of the form: $(Kf)(x) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} K(x-\alpha y) f(y)dy $ Does anyone know for which functions (or types of ...
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There are infinitely many projections

Can anyone explain please why such projections are infinitely many?
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Brief moment from Definition 9.30 from Rudin's PMA

I have some problems with claim which is marked with red line. Claim: Let $A\in L(\mathbb{R}^n)$. Then $A$ is invertible if and only if $\text{rk}A=n$. Proof: $\Rightarrow$ We know that $A\in ...
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Closable Multiplication Operator

I have the operator $M:Dom (M)\subset L^2(\mathbb{R}^N)\rightarrow L^2(\mathbb{R}^N)$, $Mf(x)=m(x)f(x)$, where $m$ is a continuous function and $Dom(M)=\{f\in L^2(\mathbb{R}^N)| mf\in ...
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C*-algebras: Proofs on $C_0(X)$

I'm looking to prove the following but am stuck, please can you help me? $C_0(X)$ is isomorphic as a C*-algebra to $C_0(Y)$ if and only if X is homeomorphic to Y, where X and Y are locally compact ...
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Calculate the matrix of a linear opertor that transforms a vector to a Hankel matrix

I would like to calculate the matrix associated to a linear operator $\mathbf{R}$ that transforms a vector $\mathbf{x}\in\mathbb{R}^N$ into a Hankel matrix $\mathbf{H}\in\mathbb{R}^{N-Q+1\times Q}$ ...
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Extend and restriction of operator on $B(H)$

Let ‎$‎‎H$ ‎be a ‎Hilbert ‎space ,‎‎‎‎‎‎$‎‎B(H)$ ‎be ‎bounded ‎operators ‎on ‎‎$‎‎H$ ‎and ‎‎$‎‎K(H)$ ‎be ‎compact ‎operators ‎on ‎‎$‎‎H$‎. Assume ‎that ‎‎$‎‎M$ ‎is a ‎close‎d subspace of ‎$‎‎H$ ‎and ...
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an isomorphism from $L^\infty(\mathbb{T})$ to $L^\infty([-1,1],\displaystyle\frac{2}{\pi } \sqrt{1-t^2}\mathrm{d}t)$

$\mathbb{T}$ is the boundary of unit ball.Consier $\phi:[-1,1]\rightarrow\mathbb{T},\phi(t)=exp^{2i(arcsint+t\sqrt{1-t^2})},t\in[-1,1]$. It is easy to check that $L^2(\mathbb{T})\ni f\mapsto f\phi\in ...
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Operator and interpolation

I'm going to speak very informally, because i don't know how to formalize this stuff. If we have knots $X = \left\{ x_0, \ldots x_n \right\}$ and a given function $f$ belonging to an appropriate ...
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Show that an operator is negative

I would show that, the operator $$A = \left(x_{4} \frac{\partial}{\partial x_{1} } -x_{1} \frac{\partial}{\partial x_{2} } \right) \frac{\partial}{\partial x_{3} } $$ is a negative operator on ...
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Weak convergence = norm convergence for trace class operators?

Given a (separable) Hilbertspace $H$, I look at the traceclass operators $\mathfrak{S}_1$. I recall the fact that the weak convergence implies norm convergence in the sequence space $\mathcal{l}^1$. ...