Spectral theory is the study of generalized notions of eigenvalues and eigenvectors for linear operators in Banach spaces.

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Conditions under which a function vanishing on the boundary belongs to $H_0^1$

Let $\Omega \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded open set ,and $u \in C(\overline{\Omega}) \cap C^1(\Omega) \cap H^1(\Omega) $ be a function such that $u \big|_{\partial \Omega}=0 $.Prove that $ u \in ...
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Solving for the spectrum and eigenvectors of the “shift operator(?)” $T$ in $P_3(\mathbb{R})$?

This question is inspired from accidentally misreading this question in my tutorial exercise in my linear algebra course because I forgot the 3 in $P_3(\mathbb{R})$ (The actual question can be easily ...
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Question on Borel functional calculus

I'm studying right now spectral theory of unbounded self-adjoint operators. A corollary of spectral theorem states the following: let $H$ be a (separable) Hilbert space and $(D_T, T)$ a self-adjoint ...
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Spectrum of integration operator on $C[0,1]$.

I'm trying to find the spectrum of the operator $T: C[0,1] \to C[0,1]$ given by: $$T(f)(t) = f(0) + \int_0 ^{t} f(s) ds$$ I can show that $0$ is contained in the approximate point spectrum with $f_n(...
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Central Limit Theorem proof: Taylor series diverges for harmonics with higher number and those harmonics can't be neglected

I've read several proofs of Central Limit Theorem and they all seemed inaccurate to me, because they drop last members of Taylor series, whereas those members are not infinitesimal. The classical ...
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What do we know about inverses of matrices which are “like” Laplacians of graphs?

Consider the Laplacian $L$ of a bipartite graph. Is there any generic understanding we have about what $1/(z-L)$ looks like? [say $z > \lambda_\max(L)$)] You can consider variations of $L$ like ...
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Spectrum of double infinite shift using isometry to Fourier series

I'm trying to find the spectrum of the operator $T: l^2(\mathbb{Z}) \to l^2(\mathbb{Z})$ given by right shift but I am having some difficulties. I can show that $l^2$ is isomorphic to $L^2(\mathbb{T})...
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Interesting examples of non-normal operators?

I am currently learning spectral aspects of linear algebra. At first sight, it seems like normality is very narrow restriction. But, I can not think up any examples of non-normal operators. There is ...
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Cauchy integral type formula for self-adjoint operator

Let $\Gamma$ be a differentiable Jordan curve in the resolvent set $\rho(A)$ of the self-adjoint operator $A$. How does one show $\chi_\Omega(A) = \int_\Gamma R_A(z) dz$, where $\Omega = Int \Gamma \...
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How networks with high largest eigenvalues are more robust?

In the literature, it sometimes indicates that network with high value of largest eigenvalue (either adjacency matrix or its Laplacian counterpart) are more robust. Robustness here is relevant to link/...
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Method for ?not quite? weighted least squares fitting for more realistic results

I need a linear least squares type of fitting algorithm that understands how to weight the probability of a response coming from certain functions over another. To explain, given the standard linear ...
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Commutative multiplier algebra

In my course of spectral theory and operator algebras I came across the following exercise: Let $\mathcal{A}=C_0(X)$ where $X$ is a locally compact Hausdorff space. Describe the multiplier algebra $M(...
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Is there any relation between the Gershgorin circles of a matrix and its resolvent?

Let $A$ be a real symmetric matrix. Now fix a diagonal index say "i" and let $x > max-eigenvalue(A)$. Now is there any thing known about the Gershgorin circle of $[1/(x-A)]_{ii}$ in terms of the $A$...
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A linear operator T is normal if and only if there $[T]_\beta$ is normal, where $\beta$ is an orthonormal basis.

I am studying for a final exam and came across a sentence in my linear algebra textbook stating that "a linear operator T is normal if and only if there $[T]_\beta$ is normal, where $\beta$ is an ...
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Spectra of operator matrices

Suppose we are given a bounded linear operator $A\colon X\to X$ on a Banach space which is injective and has closed range. Can we find two other operators $T$ and $S$ say such that $$W=\left[\begin{...
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The spectral projections of convolution operator

Given a self-adjoint operator $A$ in a Hilbert space $H$. How can one find its spectral projections $\{E_{\lambda}\}_{\lambda\in\sigma(A)}$? In particular, given a convolution operator on $L^2(G)$, ...
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Convergence of powers of products with diagonal matrices

Suppose that $M$ is an $n\times n$ matrix with $\rho(M)<1$ (i.e. its maximum absolute eigenvalue is less than $1$). Is the following statement then true? If $\forall t\in\mathbb{N}$, $D_t$ is ...
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Spectral theorem for compact normal operators

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $A$ a compact normal operator from $H$ to $H$. How to show that its eigenspaces produce the space? I can show it for self-adjoint operators and by setting $T(x)=A^*A(x)$,...
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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 x}-x\frac{\...
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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 $$f(A)...
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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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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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What is the importance of phase spectrum in Fourier transform

For any given signal using Fourier transform, we can compute it's magnitude and phase spectrum. But I have found that while discussing Fourier transform ,only frequency spectrum or magnitude ...
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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 $[0,...
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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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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 \\ 0 &...
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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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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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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 projection-...
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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 $A^{-1}=U\Sigma^{...
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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 ...