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### Question about a counterexample concerning compact operators

Does anybody know if the following is true, Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional Hilbert-space and $K:H\rightarrow H$ a compact operator. Then if $|\mathrm{spec}(K)|<\infty$ i.e the spectrum is ...
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### What makes compact operators special?

I would like to understand why compact operators are considered so special to consider them as an extra class of operators. Over Hilbert spaces these (as far as I know) these are the ones with ...
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### Examples of spectrum of compact operators on the sequence space $l_2$

Suppose $T$ is a compact operator on the sequence space $l_2$, and let $\sigma(T)$ be its spectrum. Is it possible to find a $T \ne 0$ such that $\sigma(T) = \{0\}$? Also, is it possible to find $T$ ...
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### The eigenvalues of a compact and self-adjoint operator on Hilbert space

Show that if $K$ is a compact self-adjoint operator on Hilbert space then it has either finitely many eigenvalues or a sequence of eigenvalues $\lambda_n\to 0$ as $n\to \infty$.
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### characterisation up to unitary equivalence

My book says that the spectral theorem for compact normal operators characterises compact normal operators up to unitary equivalence. It doesn't expand on this so I was wondering what does this mean ...
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### Spectrum of a compact operator

If the spectrum of a compact operator is finite, I don't understand why $0$ has to be a member. I have proved that for all $\epsilon > 0$, there is only a finite number of eigenvectors which have ...
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### Direct sum of eigenspaces of a compact operator has finite codimension

In an infinite dimensional Hilbert space the orthogonal complement of the (closure) of the direct sum of eigenspaces of a compact normal operator is finite dimensional. Why is this the case? thanks.
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### Show for compact operator $K$, if $||Kf|| < ||f|| \forall f$, then $||K|| < 1$.

I wanted to check my reasoning on proving this statement, and see if anyone had suggestions for other proofs of this fact. Again, the statement is, if $K$ is a compact operator on a Hilbert space ...
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### Spectral theorem of compact operators in Hilbert space

I am reading the following theorem from my lecture notes (English translation of German text). But I don't understand exactly what is meant from this theorem and the proof. Theorem. Let $H$ ...
I would like to know the spectral radius of the operator $T_k$ from $C[0,1] \to C[0,1]$ : $$T_k x (t)= \int_0^1 k(t,s) x(s) ds$$ where $k(x,y)\colon [0,1]^2 \to \mathbb C$ is continuous. And ...