Spectral theory is a study of generalized notions of operators, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

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Spectral theory for $f\mapsto f\circ g$

Consider the Banach space $B = C([0,1] \to \mathbb R)$ of continuous functions from $[0,1] \to \mathbb R$ with the supremum norm. Let $g$ be a continuous function $g:[0,1] \to [0,1]$. Then one can ...
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Algebra with element having empty spectrum?

The definition of the spectrum makes sense for any algebra. I guess we can go to the unitization to make sense of it even non-unital algebras. Recalling the well-known fact that for normed algebras, ...
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Show that an operator is closable

Let $H=\mathcal{L}^2(\mathbb R^2,dxdy)$ and let $A$ the operator defined by: $$ A[f](x,y)=\frac{\partial^2f}{\partial x^2}+\frac{\partial^2f}{\partial y^2}+i(y\frac{\partial f}{\partial ...
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Spectral theorem for a pair of commuting operators

Let $H$ be Hilbert space and $A$, $B$ - self-adjoint (bounded or unbounded) operators on $H$. According to spectral theorem for every bounded Borel function $f: \mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}$ we have ...
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Seminar concearning Spectral Theory of Differential Operators?

I must prepare a seminar about spectral theory of linear partial differential operators. However, I'm at a loss as to a nice reference. I'm looking for something that fits in a graduate spectral ...
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Eigenspaces and eigenfunctions of the multiplication operator

Let me consider the Borel functional calculus. Denote by $A_{\varphi}$ the operator of the multiplication by a bounded borel measurable function $\varphi$, i.e. $$ L^2(X)\ni f \mapsto ...
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Prove Operator is a Projector

Let $\mathscr{H}$ be a complex Hilbert space. A projector is a linear map $P:\mathscr{H}\to\mathscr{H}$ such that $P\circ P = P$. I'm trying to prove the following claim, from the information given ...
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Question about the spectrum of linear (unbounded) operator

I'm not much confident with functional analysis, but I found in my lecture note a statement that doesn't convince me. For a linear (possibly unbounded) operator $T$ in a Banach space the following ...
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Positive operators acting on a sequence of vectors

Let $A$ be self-adjoint, unbounded operator with domain $\mathcal{D}\subset \mathcal{H}$ ($\mathcal{H}$ - Hilbert space). We assume that the spectrum of $A$ is absolutely continuous and is the set ...
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A relation between the domain of $A$ and the domain of $\bar A$

Let $A$ be an operator: $$ A:D(A)\to R(A) $$ where $D(A)$ and $R(A)$ are respectively the domain and the range of $A$ and they are subspaces of a Hilbert spcae $(H,\|\|)$. Suppose that $A$ is a ...
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Borel functional calculus and multiplication operator

Let $A_f$ be the multiplication operator in $L^2(\mathbb R)$ with the function $f$. If $g$ is a bounded Borel function on $\mathbb R$, why is $g(A_f)$ defined by the functional calculus the ...
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Projection valued measure of bounded self-adjoint operator.

Let $A$ be a bounded self-adjoint operator with $P_E=\chi_E(A)$ as its projection valued measure on set $E\subset \mathbb{R}$, then $f(A)=\int f(\lambda)dP_\lambda$ and $A=\int \lambda dP_\lambda$. ...
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Self adjoint operator property

Let $A$ and $B$ be two self adjoint operators on $L^2(\mathbb{R}, \mu)$ and $L^2(\mathbb{R}, \gamma)$, suppose the spectral measure $\mu, \gamma$ are absolutely continuous. Show that $A$ and $B$ are ...
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spectral theory of Laplacian on $\mathbb R^n$ [duplicate]

Can you describe the spectrum of the Laplacian $ \Delta : H^2(\mathbb R^n) \subset L^2(\mathbb R^n) \rightarrow L^2(\mathbb R^n)$? I am interested for which values $z \in \mathbb C$ the equation ...
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Which operators other than self-adjoint operators have no purely imaginary eigenvalues?

Given an operator mapping between suitable spaces, what is the condition that guarantees all eigenvalues have nonzero real part? Obviously self-adjointness implies all eigenvalues are real, but how ...
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stationary process with discontinuous spectral distribution function

Let's say we have a zero mean stationary process $X_t$ with spectral distribution function $F$, then the autocovariance function of $X_t$ can be written as ...
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Point spectrum of operator on $\ell^2$?

Considere the bounded linear operator $S:\ell^2\longrightarrow \ell^2$ given by $$ S(\xi_j)_j:=\left(\frac{\xi_2}{1}, \frac{\xi_3}{2}, \frac{\xi_4}{3}, \ldots\right).$$ How to show the point spectrum ...
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Irreducible unitary representations of $ \Bbb{R}^{2} \rtimes_{\alpha} \Bbb{R} $.

Let $ \alpha $ be the action of $ \Bbb{R} $ on the group $ \Bbb{R}^{2} $ defined by $ \alpha_{t} \! \left( \begin{bmatrix} a \\ b \end{bmatrix} \right) = \exp \! \left( \begin{bmatrix} t & 0 \\ ...
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Spectrum of adjoint operators

If $A \subset \mathbb C$, we set $A^* = \{\bar z: z \in A\}$. I want to prove the following theorems. $\rho(T)^* = \rho(T^*)$ and $\sigma(T)^* = \sigma(T^*)$. $\sigma_c(T)^* = \sigma_c(T^*)$. ...
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Two definitions of spectrums

In Kreyszig's Introductory Functional Analysis Page 371, the point spectrum is defined as $\sigma_p(T)$ such that $R_\lambda(T) = (T - \lambda I)^{-1}$ does not exist. While in my functional ...
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resource on integral operators

Can you please suggest for me a good resource on integral operators.These are the specific topics that I am looking for: Bounded linear operators in hilbert space. Compact operators Spectral theory ...
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A continuous field of C* algebra, $C(\mathbb T)\rtimes\mathbb Z_2$

Given a $C^*$-algebra, $A=${$f:[0,1]\rightarrow M_2(\mathbb C)$ where $f(0),f(1) $ are diagonal } which is isomorphic to $C(\mathbb T)\rtimes\mathbb Z_2$, How can I determine its continuous field ...
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Eigen value and Regular Graph (not Strongly Regular graph).

$A,B$ are 2 adjacency matrices of $d$ Regular graphs(not Strongly Regular graphs). I would like to know- 1.Results/ information related to Eigen values of A,B. There is a formula for ...
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A property of measurable functional calculus

A seemingly simple property of the measurable functional calculus: Let $A$ be a self-adjoint operator on a Hilbert space $H$ and let $P$ be the associated projection-valued measure, such that $A = ...
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Evaluate the spectrum of a bounded linear operator

$H$ is a separable Hilbert space over $\mathbb C$ and $\{u_n\}$ is a maximal orthonormal set of H. $A \in B(H)$ and there exists $\lambda \in \mathbb C$ such that $$A(u_n) = \lambda u_n - u_{n+1}, n = ...
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Eigen value of principal submatrix.

I was studying "interlacing property" and trying to find out the below fact- $A$ is an adjacency matrix of a $r$ regular graph $G$. $u,v \in G $;$u,v$ are not similar vertices. $B$ is the ...
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Spectrum of multiplication operator and point masses

Consider the multiplication operator $A$ on $L^2(\mathbb R,d\mu)$, $Af = \lambda f$ for some function $\lambda \in L^2$. Then $f \in L^2$ is in $\ker(A-z)$ (for some $z \in \mathbb R$) implies that ...
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Spectral measure associated to eigenvector of self-adjoint operator

Let $A$ be a self-adjoint operator on .the Hilbertspace $H$ and let $\lambda_0$ be an eigenvalue of $A$ with corresponding eigenvector $\psi$. The spectral theorem tells us,that there is a ...
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Intuition for Laplacian matrix of a graph's eigenvectors and eigenvalues

I am having difficulty finding intuition for Laplacian matrix eigenvalues/vectors in terms of non-regular, non-complete graphs. For example, consider the L, Laplacian, on a graph, G, a set of points ...
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Spectrum of operator $Af(t) = \int_0^{t^2} f(s)ds$ on $L^2[0,1]$

Consider a linear operator $A\colon L^2[0,1]\rightarrow L^2[0,1]$ that acts as follows: $$Af(t) = \int_0^{t^2} f(s)ds$$ The problem is to compute its spectrum. I know that the operator is compact ...
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Schrodinger Operator with Finite Discrete Spectrum in $(-\infty, -1]$

I'm reading parts of Reed and Simon's Analysis of Operators and have come across a statement I find puzzling. They say that if $V$ is a bounded function of compact support on $\mathbb{R}^3$ then ...
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Explicit inverse of $\lambda-U$ when $U$ is unitary and $|\lambda|<1$

Let $U$ be a unitary operator on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. By the spectral theorem, it is known that $\sigma(U)\subseteq \{z\in \mathbb{C}:|z|=1\}$. How can the explicit inverse of $\lambda-U$ be ...
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Reducing subspaces of a normal operator

If $A$ is a normal operator on an infinite dimensional Hilbert space $H$, then $H$ is the direct sum of a countably infinite collection of subspaces that reduce $A$, all with the same infinite ...
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Eigenvalues and Spectrum

In algebra, I learned that if $\lambda$ is an eigenvalue of a linear operator $T$, I can have \begin{equation} Tx = \lambda x \tag{1} \end{equation} for some $x\neq 0$, which is equivalent to $\lambda ...
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Deficiency indices for differential operator on half-line

1) What is the domain of the adjoint $A^\ast$ of the differential operator $Af = i \frac{d}{dx}$ with $D(A) = \mathcal C^\infty_c (0,\infty)$? 2) I want to compute the deficiency indices of $A$. By ...
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inverse of sum of diagonal matrix and eigendecomposition

I would like to simplify the following inverse computation : $$(D + A)^{-1}$$ where $A=U\Sigma U^T$ (eigenvalue decomposition). And D is a diagonal matrix I know the inverse of A is ...
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Determining primitive ideal space of C* algebra

What is the general way of determining the space of primitive ideals of the C* algebra if there is any? Thanks.
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What will happen if we try to reconstruct signal using phase only or magnitude only?

I am studying Fourier Transform and it's inverse. We get phase and magnitude from Fourier transform and reconstruct it back from both together My question is that What will happen if we try ...
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Convergence of spectrum with multiplicity under norm convergence

This article by Joachim Weidmann claims that, if a sequence $A_n$ of bounded operators in a Hilbert space converges in norm topology, i.e., $\|A_n - A\| \rightarrow 0$, then "isolated eigenvalues ...
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Are the solutions of a Sturm-Liouville equation entire in the spectral parameter?

In $[1]$ the following (paraphrased) claim is made: Let $q\in L^1_{loc}([0,\infty);\mathbb{R})$, and suppose $\varphi$ and $\theta$ solve the one-dimensional Schrödinger equation \begin{equation} ...
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Does Schatten-p (quasi-)norm satisfy the norm inequality for 0<p<1?

I'm reading the paper by ANGELIKA ROHDE AND ALEXANDRE B. TSYBAKOV, ESTIMATION OF HIGH-DIMENSIONAL LOW-RANK MATRICES. And in the paper, they provide an inequality of the Schatten-p (quasi-)norm, ...
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Spectrum of Schrödinger operator in dimension two with periodic decreasing potential

I ask about what are the conditions on the potential $V$, if we have a discrete spectrum in $]-\infty,0[$ of $H(h)=H_{0}+V(y,hy)=-\Delta_{y}+V(y,hy)$, where $\hspace{0.25em}h\searrow 0$ $V$ is ...
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Spectral projection and isolated point of spectrum

Let $u\in B(H)$ be a normal element with spectral resolution of the identity $E$ and $\lambda$ be an isolated point of spectrum $u$. Show that $E(\lambda)H = \ker(u-\lambda)$ . I can show that ...
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Multiplicative linear functionals on subalgebras

If $A$ is a commutative $C^\ast$ algebra and $C$ is a $C^\ast$ sub algebra of $A$ is it true that the characters on $C$ are just restrictions of characters on $A$. The reason I am asking this because ...
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Approximate eigenvectors of the closure

Let $A_0$ be a closable operator on a Hilbert space and let $A = \bar A_0$ (i.e. $A = A_0^{\ast \ast}$). Let further $(f_n) \subset D(A)$ (domain of $A$) be an approximate eigenvector for $z \in ...
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A paradox derived from the open mapping theorem

The problem comes from Erwin Kreyszig's Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications, section 7.4, problem 4: Let $T:l^2\mapsto l^2$ be defined by $y=Tx, x=(\xi_j), y=(\eta_j), ...
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time evolution of a density function

I have a time series of density functions, say A1-A5. Each density function is defined as $f(x)=\Sigma_{i=1}^{N} \beta(x-a_i)$, where $\beta$ is a smoothing function (e.g., gaussian or delta), and N ...
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Tighter bound than submiltiplicativity of spectral norms of matrices

Suppose A, B C are arbitrary matrices of appropriate dimensions, so that we can define $X = ABC$. Let $\| . \|$ be the spectral norms. Using submultiplicativity of the spectral norms, we can write ...
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How is the Point Spectrum of a Compact Operator Countable?

I'm working on understanding a proof that if an operator $A$ on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ is compact, then show that $\sigma(A) - \{0\} \subseteq \sigma_p(A)$. If you're not familiar with this ...
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What does it mean to take the spectral radius of a derivative operator?

I'm looking on the wiki page for a finite volume scheme that solves the following first-order equation: $$ \frac{\partial u}{\partial t} + \frac{\partial f(u)}{\partial x} = 0 $$ The scheme just ...