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

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Null spaces and projections

I'm following Kreyszig's exposition of projections in "Introduction to Functional Analysis with applications". I'm trying to follow the proof of the following theorem (9.6-1 on pp. 486-487) regarding ...
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Spectrum of the unbounded operator $i\partial_x$

I've been puzzling over this for some time now, and can't quite make my intuitions precise. I need to find the resolvent set and spectrum of the operator $$ Lu=i\frac{du}{dx} $$ taken to be ...
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Residual spectrum is empty

I'm following Kreyszig's "Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications" and am trying to follow the proof of the following Theorem (9.2-4 on p. 468) For a bounded self-adjoint linear operator ...
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Can I deal with the weak derivative in the “strong” sense?

This is an exercise in functional analysis: For $k=1,2,3$, let $A_k: D(A_k)\subset L^2([0,1])\to L^2[(0,1)]$ be the first-order differential operators $A_ku=iu'$ with domains $$ D(A_1) = ...
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Find spectrum of the operator and an explicit form for the solution

Let $A: L^2[0,2\pi] \to L^2[0,2\pi]$ be defined by $Au=v$ if $v(x)=\int^{2\pi}_{0} cos(x+t)u(t)dt$ (a) Find the point spectrum, eigenspace, residual spectrum, continuous spectrum, and spectrum (b) ...
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Find spectrum of the operator

I need some help to find point spectrum, residual spectrum, continuous spectrum and for this problem. Let $\theta \in\mathbb{C}$. On the complex space $L^2[-1,1]$ consider the operator $Au=v,$ ...
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Convergence of operator norm

I have a linear bounded operator $A:L_2(0,1) \rightarrow L_2(0,1)$ satisfying $\|A^n\|^{1/n} \rightarrow 0$. Thus, for some sufficiently large $N$, $\|A^N\| < 1$ and then from Gelfand's formula, I ...
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Looking for a first order perturbation of the Laplacian having 0 in its spectrum

I would like to find an explicit example of a linear elliptic operator having the following form: $$Lu=-\Delta u +b(x)\cdot \nabla u, $$ where $b\colon \mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$, and such that ...
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number of zeros of the superposition/interference of sine oscillations

There is a tricky problem to solve and we ask for your kind help. In a rather simple version of the problem, we have a set of oscillations of type $f(x)=\sin (\omega x + \phi)$ with different phases ...
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Study of the Laplacian on the Hyperbolic plane

What's a good reference for the simplest case? I'm interested in the spectral theory of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on the upper half plane (domain, self-adjoint extension, etc.). I only need this ...
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Showing a bound on a contour integral

I'm working through M. Schechter's 'Principles of Functional Analysis' and I'm working through a proof on page 136 that shows that the spectral radius $r_{\sigma} (T) $ of a bounded linear operator ...
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Proof that $A^n = \frac{1}{2\pi i} \oint _C z^n \left(z - A \right)^{-1} dz$

I'm working my way through Martin Schechter's 'Principles of Functional Analysis' (2nd ed.) and am trying to understand his proof of the following theorem, given on page 136: "Let $T:X\to X$ be any ...
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spectrum of two bounded linear operators

Suppose that L and B are bounded linear operator on H, assume $0\in \rho(L) \cap \rho(L+B)$ and that $L^{-1}$ is compact. Prove that L+B also has a compact inverse.
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real spectrum of an almost symmetric stochastic matrix

Let $M$ be a real nonnegative square matrix ''almost'' symmetric ($A_{ij}=0$ if and only if $A_{ji}=0$). In addition, $M$ is irreducible (not necessarily primitive) and row stochastic (the sum of each ...
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Eigenvectors of a Self-adjoint Differential Operator Spans the Domain

Can someone, please, suggest a reference or what steps should I take to prove the following theorem: The set of eigenvectors of a self-adjoint differential operator, defined over a finite ...
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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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Continuous functional calculus

Let $\mathscr H$ be a Hilbert space, and $\mathscr B(\mathscr H)$ is a $C^*$-algebra, $T\in \mathscr B(\mathscr H)$ is a normal operator. Let $C^*(T)$ denote the $C^*$- subalgebra generated by $T$ ...
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Convergence of Fourier series - strange graph in proof

I am reading a text that states the following related to convergence of Fourier series: $$g_K(x) = > ...
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Global solution for spectral clustering

I used spectral clustering for directed graphs suggested by Dengyong Zhou paper to partition the graph.I selected the eigen vectors corresponding to k largest eigen values and then I use kmeans or FCM ...
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Spectral density function in stationary process

I have the following argument in my Time Series class notes: Let ${u_t}$ be a mean zero covariance stationary process. Define $\gamma(j) = \mathbb{E}u_tu_{t-j}$ and $Y_t = \mu +C(L)u_t$ where ...
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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 $H$ ...
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Image of a set under a mapping

I need to show that the image of the closed unit ball in $\mathbb{C}$, under the polynomial mapping $p(x) = (1-x)^2$ is the cardioid: ${re^{i\theta} : 0 \leq \theta < 2π, 0 ≤ r ≤ 2 + 2 ...
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Spectrum of the Hill Operator $L(y)= -y''+ v(x) y $

Consider the eigenvalue equation for the Hill operator $$L(y)= -y''+ v(x) y = \lambda y, \quad x\in \mathbb{R},$$ where $v(x)$ is any potential and $\lambda$ is the spectral parameter. If $v(x) ...
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Spectral theory - a simple application

I'm following Martin Schechter's 'Principles of Functional Analysis' (Second Edition, 2002) and am interested in the spectral theory chapter (chapter six). In particular, I wish to make us of ...
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Evaluating difficult spectrum

Can anyone see how to show the spectrum of the bounded linear operator $T$ on $l^1$ defined by $$T((\alpha_j)) = (\alpha_j - 2\alpha_{j+1} + \alpha_{j+2})$$ is the cardioid $$\{(r, θ) : 0 ≤ θ < 2π, ...
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In relation with the set of Fredholm perturbation elements

Let $A$ and $B$ be two unital Banach algebras and $T\colon A\to B$ an homomorphism of Banach algebras. Let denote the set of Fredholm perturbation elements in $A$, i.e. $\operatorname{Ft}:=\{r\in ...
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Determining the spectral density?

Suppose you have a process $X_{t} = 0.5X_{t-1} + w_{t}$ where $w_{t}$ is $WN(0,\sigma^{2})$. How does one determine the spectral density of the process? Do you first find the ACF of the process and ...
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The spectrum of $C(K)$ where $K$ is a compact Hausdorff space

Let $K$ be a compact Hausdorff space, what's the spectrum of $f\in C(K)$? I don't know how to start.
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What are the connections between spectral expansion and differential operator?

For instance, for a nice function $f$ on the unit circle, we have its Fourier expansion, $$f(x)=\sum_n \hat{f}(n) e^{inx},$$ where the exponentials are eigenfunctions for differential operator ...
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Eigenvalues of $A^{T}A$

Let $\lambda_{i}(M)$ denote the $i$th eigenvalue of the square matrix $M$, and $T$ denote the matrix transpose. Is it true that $|\lambda_{i}(A^{T}A)|=|\lambda_{i}(A)|^{2}$ for every square matrix ...
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Spectrum property

Can someone please provide good demonstration for this theorem: Theorem 1.9. Let $A$ be a Banach algebra. If the elements $a, b \in A$ satisfy $ab = ba$, then $\sigma (a + b) ⊆ \sigma (a) + \sigma ...
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Spectral radius of the Volterra operator

The Volterra operator acting on $L^2[0,1]$ is defined by $$A(f)(x)=\int_0^x f(t) dt$$ How can I calculate the spectral radius of $A$ using the spectral radius formula for bounded linear operators: ...
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An approximate eigenvalue for $ T \in B(X) $.

This is a problem from Conway’s Functional Analysis: Definition An approximate eigenvalue for $ T \in B(X) $ is a scalar $ \lambda $ such that there is a sequence of unit vectors $ x_{n} \in X $ ...
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Compact resolvent

Given that the operator $$ Hf(x) = -xf''(x) + (x - 1)f'(x) $$ on the Hilbert space $L^2([0,\infty),e^{-x}dx)$ possesses, for each $n \in \mathbb{N}$, an eigenvalue $\lambda_n = n$ with eigenvector ...
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Eigenvalues of a connected graph $G$ are greater than or equal to $-1$ iff $G$ is perfect?

Consider $P_G$ as the characteristic polynomial of the adjacency matrix of the connected graph $G$. It is easy to prove that $P_{K_n}(x)=(x-n+1)(x+1)^{n-1}$, so all of the eigenvalues of a perfect ...
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why is the spectrum of the schrödinger operator discrete?

let (M,g) be a compact riemannian manifold. Then the spectrum of the Schrödinger opartor $H=-\Delta +V$ with bounded potential V acting on $L^2(M)$ consists of discrete Eigenvalues ...
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Spectral radius inequality

Suppose $A,B \in M(n \times n, \mathbb{C})$ or $ A,B \in M(n \times n, \mathbb{R}) $. Under wich hypothesis can I state that: $\rho(AB) \leq \rho(A)\rho(B)$ ?
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Variation on a completeness relation

The completeness relation for the spherical harmonics is: $$\sum_{l=0}^{\infty} \sum_{m=-l}^{l} Y_{lm}^*\left(\theta_1,\phi_1\right)Y_{lm}\left(\theta_2,\phi_2\right) = ...
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Help computing an integral for Green's function of a discrete Laplacian on a square lattice

I need to calculate the following integral: $$ \int_0^1 \int_0^1 \frac{1-\cos(2 \pi k_1 x) \cos(2 \pi k_2 y)}{4 \sin(\pi k_1)^2 + 4 \sin( \pi k_2)^2} dk_1 dk_2 $$ I have tried to use some contour ...
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Why the Wu-sprung model is not accepted as a solution to Riemann HYpothesis ??

in the Wu-sprung model, given a Hamiltonian in one dimension $$ -y''(x)+f(x)y(x)=E_{n}y(x) \qquad y(0)=0=y(\infty) $$ we can define the function $ f(x) $ implicitly as $$ f^{-1}(x)= 2\sqrt{\pi} ...
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Relationship between spectrum and Norm of bounded linear maps .

I am reading the following paper : http://www2.icmc.usp.br/~sma/cadernos/toc9.1/292.pdf In the second paragraph the author introduces a new operator $\|x\|_{T,\epsilon}$ , which i don't really ...
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Convergence of spectrum along with the convergence of the Operator.

This seems to be very interesting result , ie If operators $\{A_n\}$ in Banach space $B(X)$ and if $A_n \to A$ , $A \in B(X)$in operator norm then $\lambda_n \in \sigma(A_n)$ ie spectrum of $A_n$ ...
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Computing the spectral decomposition for the multiplication operator $f(x) = \frac{1}{1+x^2}$

I am trying to use the spectral theorem for self adjoint operators to decompose the spectrum of the multiplication operator $f(x) = \frac{1}{1+x^2}$ on $L^2(\mathbb{R}).$ This is a problem in Teschl's ...
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Question about the Spectral Theorem for Self Adjoint Operators and Eigenvalues

I have been working through Teschl's book "Mathematical Methods in Quantum Mechanics with Applications to Schrodinger Operators" and I am stuck on a problem in Chapter 3. I am trying to prove that if ...
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What is the spectral radius of the operator $T_k:C[0,1]\to C[0,1]$ defined as $T_k x (t)= \int_0^1 k(t,s) x(s) ds$?

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 ...
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Eigenvalues integral operator - general case

Let $T$ be an integral operator on $L^2([0,1])$, such that: $$ (Tf)(x) = \int_0^1K(x,y)f(y)dy, $$ with $K(x,y): [0,1]^2 \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ continuous and $K(x,y) = K(y,x)$, $K(x,y)\geq0$ $ ...
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Compute the continuous spectrum of an unbounded operator in $L^2(\mathbb{R}^2)^2$.

In "Béthuel, F. und J. C. Saut: Travelling waves for the Gross-Pitaevskii equation. I. Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré Phys. Théor., 70(2):147–238, 1999." the authors write on page 150, that one can easily ...
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Determining the spectral representation of a operator

The spectral representation for a self-adjoint operator $T \in L(H)$ for H a Hilbert space is written as: $$ T = \sum_{\lambda \in \sigma(T)} \lambda \pi_{\lambda}, $$ where $\sigma(T)$ is the ...
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Spectrum of a weakly compact operator

It is well known that the power of a weakly compact operator is compact. Is the spectrum of a weakly compact operator is the same as a compact operator?