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

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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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Spectral radius of an operator .

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?
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Invertibility of $I-A$ if the spectral radius of the operator $A$ is less than $1$

I want an explication of the following fact: If the spectral radius of a bounded operator $A$ on a Banach space is less than one, then $I - A$ is invertible.
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Spectra of a multiplication operator on $C^0(\overline\Omega)$

Let $\Omega \subset \mathbb{C}$ open and bounded, $X = C^0(\overline{\Omega})$ (vector space of continuous complex-valued functions). For an $y \in X$ with $y(\overline{\Omega}) = \{\lambda \in ...
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Diagonalization discrete laplace operator

How do i diagonalize the discrete laplace-operator $\triangle$ on $l^2(\mathbb{Z})$ (defined by e.g. $\triangle e_k = e_{k-1} + e_{k+1}$, with $e_{k}$ being the canoical basisvectors of ...
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Compactness and spectrum of integral operator

Show that the operator $C: L^2([0,1]) \rightarrow L^2([0,1])$ defined by $$Cf(x) = \int_0^x\int_1^tf(s)dsdt$$ is compact and determine its spectrum. Im not sure how to find the spectrum when we are ...
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Importance of Toeplitz operators?

I am reading Arveson's A Short Course on Spectral Theory, in which the author states that Toeplitz operators are very important without giving references on their applications. After some searching, I ...
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$L^p$ norm of diagonal is $\leq$ Schatten $L^p$ norm

Let $A = (a_{ij})$ be an $n\times n$ symmetric matrix. Its Schatten norm is defined by $\|A\|_{S^p}^p = \sum_{j=1}^n |\lambda_j|^p$, where $\lambda_j$ are the eigenvalutes of $A$. I am trying to prove ...
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Proof that the spectrum of the Dirichlet Laplacian is discrete

Let $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ a open bounded set. The Dirichlet laplacian can be defined via it's closed semi-bounded form on $H^1_0(\Omega)$. The fact that it's spectrum is discrete is as far as I ...
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Spectrum of a multiplication compact operator

Let $X=(C([0,1]), \Vert \cdot \Vert_{\infty})$. Determine the spectrum of $$ \begin{split} M \colon & X \to X\\ & u(t) \mapsto \int_0^t h(s)u(s)ds \end{split} $$ where $h \in C([0,1])$ ...
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Borel - Caratheodory Inequality

If $f$ is a complex-valued function analytic on $\{z:\vert z \vert \leqq r \}$, then for $\vert z \vert <r $, $$ \vert f(z) \vert \leqq \frac{2\vert z \vert}{2-\vert z \vert} \sup\{\Re f(w): \vert ...
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Spectra of operators

Please help me proof a theorem: If $\mathfrak{U}$ is a complex, commutative Banach algebra with identity and $x\in\mathfrak{U}$, then $$ \sigma(x)=\{\phi(x):\phi \text{ is a homomorphism of } ...
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Spectrum in an separable Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a separable Hilbert space with orthonormal basis $\{e_i\}$. Let $(c_n)$ be a bounded sequence of complex numbers and consider the bounded linear operator $T$ on $H$ defined by $$Tx = ...
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Properties of the spectrum

Let $\rho$ denote the resolvent of a closed operator and if $\lambda \in \rho(A)$, define $R(\lambda,A) := (\lambda I -A)^{-1}$. If $\mu$ is sufficiently small ...
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Compute the spectrum for a operator

Find the spectrum of the operator $$ \begin{split} A & \colon C[0,1] \rightarrow C[0,1] \\ & f \mapsto (Af)(x) := f(x) + \int_0^x f(t)dt \end{split} $$ P.S.: I know the spectrum ...
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What's wrong with this spectrum of a “scalar product” in $l^2$?

Let $T\in B(l^2)$ be s.t. $Tx=(\alpha_1 x_1, \alpha_2 x_2, \cdots )$, where the set of all $\alpha$ is dense in $[0,1]$. I've shown that the set of all eigenvalues is $A=(\alpha_j)_1^\infty$. The ...
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Recovering a Matrix knowing its eigenvectors and eigenvalues

Given the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix $R^{n\times n}$ is that possible to recover the same matrix from smaller matrices $R^{(n-1) \times (n-1)}$ where one of its eigenvalues and ...
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Spectral measures

Let $E:\Sigma\to\mathcal{L}(\mathcal{H})$ be a spectral measure on the Borel $\sigma$-algebra $\Sigma$ of $\mathbb{C}$. Assume also that $E$ is compactly supported in the sense that ...
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Reconstructing a Matrix in $\Bbb{R}^3$ space with $3$ eigenvalues, from matrices in $\Bbb{R}^2$

I have a matrix which represents a closed loop matrix of a control system with delays (Control Systems Theory) in $\Bbb{R}^3$ space that has $3$ eigenvalues. Through some process I have obtained three ...
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Decompose a complex symmetric matrix to retain positive definitness

I have a complex symmetric matrix $A$, (i.e. non-Hermitian and obeying $A=A^T$), which is positive definite, in the sense that: $$\Re({z^HAz}) > 0$$ for any $z$. I am able to verify this ...
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Normalized Cuts and Spectra

I'm looking for a fleshed out proof of the following theorem. Theorem: Let $G=(V,\mathbf{W})$ be an undirected, edge-weighted graph with normalized Laplacian $\mathbf{L}_N$. Furthermore, let ...
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Finding the spectrum of the Schrodinger operator

Let $H(f) = -f'' + V(x) f$ be the Schrodinger operator on $\mathbb R$. I am trying to calculate the spectrum (eigenvalues) of the operator $H$ in $L^2(\mathbb R)$ for various choices of $V$. In ...
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Spectrum of an Orthogonal Projection Operator

I want to show that $ \sigma(p) = \{ 0,1 \} $ for any orthogonal projection operator $ p \notin \{ 0,I \} $ on a Hilbert space $ \mathcal{H} $. Recall that an orthogonal projection operator $ p $ on $ ...
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$(\lambda-a)^{-1}$ as limits of 'polynomials'

For a unital $C^*$-algebra $\mathcal{A}$ the spectral permanence gives \begin{equation} \sigma_{\mathcal{B}}(a)=\sigma_{\mathcal{A}}(a) \end{equation} for any unital $C^*$-subalgebra $\mathcal{B}$. ...
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If $Lat(\mathcal{A})$ is trivial then $\mathcal{A}'$ consists of scalars.

This is related to Exercise 3 of Section 2.5 of Arveson's book on spectral theory. For those who are interested, we were asked to show the following $\mathcal{A}$ is a Banach *-algebra. ...
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$\sigma(x)$ has no hole in the algebra of polynomials

Let $A$ be a unital banach algebra generated by two elements $1$ and $x$. Then it seems $\sigma(x)$ cannot have holes. At least this is true in the case for disk algebras. This amounts to prove that ...
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Simple question on self-adjoint operators

Let $H$ be a complex Hilbert space, $T\in H'$ and $T=T^*$. Here is where I need help: If $\sigma(T)\subset\{0,1\}$ then $T=T^2$. Using the spectral theorem I know that $\{0,1\} \supset q(\sigma(P)) = ...
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Spectrum of a shift composed with a multiplication operator on a vector valued Banach space

Let us consider the space $L_2(\mathbb{R} \times [0,1]; \mathbb{R}^n)$, i.e functions taking values in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and in $L_2$ . Suppose $T$ is a bounded linear operator defined as follows: ...
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How to understand spectral decomposition geometrically

Let $A$ be a $k\times k$ positive definite symmetric matrix. By spectral decomposition, we have $$A = \lambda_1e_1e_1'+ ... + \lambda_ke_ke_k'$$ and $$A^{-1} = ...
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Eigenvalues of Hilbert-Schmith operator

I am having trouble determining the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the operator $Kv(x)= \int_0^1((x+t)v(t)dt$, where the kernel is $k=x+t$. I have tried to solve the equation $Kv(x)=\lambda v(x)$, ...
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Spectrum of Transition Matrix for Random Walk

Consider the symmetric random walk on $\{0, 1, \dots, n\}$ with transition probabilities $P(j \to j \pm 1) = 1/2$ for $1 \le j \le n-1$ and $P(0 \to 0) = P(0 \to 1) = P(n \to n) = P(n \to n-1) = 1/2$. ...
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Neumann series and spectral radius

I have a question about the convergence of the Neumann series: Let $A$ be a matrix with spectral radius $\rho(A)<1$, i.e., all eigenvalues of $A$ are strictly less than $1$. Does that imply that ...
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operator norm and spectral radius

is it true that the operator norm of a matrix $A$ is smaller than 1 if its spectral radius $\rho(A)$ is smaller than 1? many thanks for any help, it is much appreciated!
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Spectrum and point spectrum of this operator

Let $T\in \text{Aut}(\ell^2(\mathbb{C}))$ and $T(x)=(a_1 x_1, a_2 x_2,\ldots)$ where $a=(a_i)_i \in \ell^\infty(\mathbb{C})$. How can I easily see what is $\sigma(T)$ and $\sigma_p(T)$ (that are ...
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Examples for spectrum of an operator

Looking for easy-to-understand examples for the spectrum of an operator, preferably so that they exposed some special properties. The right shift is a nice example of an operator which does not have a ...
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Fourier transform physical meaning [closed]

What is the physical meaning of the Fourier transform expressed at the spectral density? Also, what is the relationship between the Fourier transform and the total energy of an oscillating system? ...
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Difference in sound between a string and a pipe

I am told that I can model the vibration of a guitar string of length $l >0$ by the following Sturm-Liouville equation $$ -u'' = \lambda u \: \: \text{ on } [0,l],$$ with boundary conditions ...
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closed operator, projection

Let $A: D \subset X \to X$ be a closed linear operator. X is a Banach space. Furthermore we have $\gamma: [0,1] \to \mathbb{C}$, $\gamma$ is a $C^1$ curve and $\gamma \subset \rho(A)$, where $\rho(A)$ ...
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Spectral radius and positive definite of matrices

Denote $ \rho(A)$ to be the spectral radius of a matrix $A,$ that is the maximal eigenvalue of $A.$ We say that a matrix $M$ is positive definite, respectively positive semidefinite, if $x^TMx>0$ ...
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Compute Rayleigh quotient for ODE

I am trying to find Rayleigh quotient for this equation: $u''(r) + [\frac{1-4n^2}{4r^2} + \lambda - 2n\beta -\beta^2r^2]u(r) = 0$, where $0 \le r \le 1$. Is there any way to compute eigenvalue ...
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what is the largest eigenvalue of the average of non-negative matrices?

I have a set of square matrices $A_i \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ for $i=1,\ldots,N$, such that $[A_i]_{jk} \ge 0$ for all $i$ and coordinates $j,k$. If the largest eigenvalue of each $A_i$ is ...
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Tensoring Spectral triples that are composed from Real algebras.

I have a misunderstanding that I am hoping is really quite trivial. In connes standard Non-commutative geometry model of electroweak interactions he takes the algebra input in his finite spectral ...
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Eigenvalues of the “Laplacian” on [0,2$\pi]\subset\mathbb{R}$

for the dirichlet eigenvalue Problem on compact and connected Riemannian manifolds, the eigenvalues of the laplacian consists of a discrete sequence. On the other hand, if we consider ...
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Infimum of the spectrum of an unbounded selfadjoint operator

Let $A$ be an unbounded selfadjouint operator in the Hilbert space $H$, having domain $D(A)$. Denoting by $\sigma_A$ the spectrum of $A$, we have $\inf \sigma_A \ = \ \inf_{u\in D(A),\|u\|=1} \ ...
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Fixed-point method in many-dimensions

A well known method of easily solving multi-dimensional non-linear root finding problems, is to bring the equations into the form: $$\bf x = g(x)$$ And then iterating. The problem is, one has to find ...
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Uniform Poincaré-Wirtinger constant for diffeomorphic domains?

Consider a bounded and connected open set (with regular boundary) $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^d$ and a family of $\mathscr{C}^1$-diffeomorphisms $(\varphi_t)_{t\in[0,\alpha]}$ all in ...