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

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Commutant of a set of operators and norm topology.

In the references I have it's remarked that the commutant $S'$ of a set $S$ in $B(H)$, where $H$ is a Hilbert space, is closed in the weak operator topology. And this is true because if ...
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Skew-adjoint differential operator $B$ with spectrum $\sigma(B)=i(-\infty,-1]$

Consider the Hilbert space $X=L^{2}\left(\mathbb{R}^n\right)$ and the Schrödinger operator $A=i\Delta$ defined on the domain $D(A)=H^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$. It is known that the spectrum of $A$ is ...
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Domain of densely-defined second derivative operator, and its factorization

Let $$-d_x^2: \{f \in L^2[0,1];f \in AC^1[0,1] , f(0)=f(1)\} \rightarrow L^2[0,1]$$ be the second derivative operator. Here $AC^1[0,1]$ is the space of functions whose first derivative is absolutely ...
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Fredholm index for 1-d Schroedinger operator

if I look at a Schroedinger-operator $-\frac{d^2}{dx^2} +V$ on a compact intervall $[a,b] \subset \mathbb{R}$ and I take boundary conditions that this operator is self-adjoint (for example periodic ...
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A little question about using spectral mapping theorem for polynomials

A question from Kreyszig: Let $X$ be complex Banach space with $T\in B(X,X)$ and a $p$ a polynomial. Show that the equation $p(T)x=y$ has a unique solution $x$ for every $y \in X$ if and only if ...
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Spectral radius of an operator equals its norm

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $A:X\to X$ a bounded operator. We know that the spectrum of $A$ is always included in the ball $B(0,|A|)$ and the spectral radious $r(A)$ is the smalest radius such that ...
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Book: Functional Calculus

Is there a good book that investigates in detail the various kinds of functional calculus? I'm having now some knowledge about unbounded operators and integration but I would like to understand ...
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“right shift” il $L^1$

Let $X=L^1(\mathbb{R})$ be the space of Lebesgue integrable functions $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ with the usual norm. Let $T\in B(X)$ be defined by $$(Tf)(t)= f(t+1)$$ I need to find the ...
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How to find the point spectrum $\sigma_p(A)$ of $A$

How to find the point spectrum $\sigma_p(A)$ of $A$ Consider the Hilbert space $H=l_2$ over the complex field and $A:H\rightarrow H.$ ...
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Help please eigenvalue of Laplacian

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded subset of $\mathbb R^d$ and let $g\in L^2\left(\Omega \right)$. Let $\left(\lambda_n\right)_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ be the eigenvalues of the Laplacian operator $\Delta$, and ...
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Is it possible to consider an approximation to a (non-self adjoint) operator with a self adjoint one?

In operator theory it's wonderful if we have a self-adjoint operator (non necessarily bounded) due to all the work that has been done using their symmetry,... etc. I.e there are many powerful tools. ...
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A question about matrix spectrum property

Suppose $x\in\mathbb{R}^n$, $A\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$. Does anyone know the answer to the following problems. (1) $\min\limits_{x\neq0} f(x)=\frac{x^\mathrm{T}A^\mathrm{T}Ax}{x^\mathrm{T}Ax}$, ...
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Eigenvalues of adjoint for residual spectrum.

Statement: Let $T$ be a bounded operator in a Hilbert space $\mathscr{H}$ Show that if $T-\lambda I$ is not dense in $\mathscr(H)$, then $\overline{\lambda}$ is an eigenvalue of $T^*$. Attempted ...
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Prove that if $T$ a normal linear transformation and invertible, then $T^{-1}$ is normal.

The question is: Prove that if $T$ a normal linear transformation and invertible, then $T^{-1}$ is normal. Then I have to find the spectral decomposition of $T^{-1}$. At first I tried to prove it by ...
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Why these are equivalent?

Situation: operator theory, spectrum of a operator. We consider this as definition: $\lambda$ is a eigenvalue if $\lambda x=Tx$ for some $x\ne 0$ but I see someone saying this: $\lambda ...
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Adjoint of resolvent of self-adjoint, densely-defined operator on a Hilbert space

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, $T=T^*$ a densely-defined linear operator on $H$. Denote the resolvent set of $T$ as $\rho(T)=\{\lambda\in\mathbb{C}~|~T-\lambda$ has bounded, everywhere-defined inverse}, ...
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Asymptotic of the heat kernel

I read Proposition 3.23(page 101) in Rosenberg's book "The Laplacian on a Riemannian Manifold" and not quite clear how to get the estimate $(4\pi t)^{n/2}|Q_k * H_k|\leq C \cdot t^{k+1}$ on a compact ...
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The trace of an integral equation?

I am reading a paper about spectroanalysis and encountered the following integral equation: $$\int_{-1}^{1}\frac{\sin A(x-x')}{\pi(x-x')}\psi(x')dx'=\lambda\psi(x)$$ Then the paper gives without proof ...
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Resolvent lemma

I would like to proof a lemma that I am quite sure should be correct as I found it somewhere, I am writing a thesis about quantum walks and need this to get through an article. Let $X$ be Banach ...
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Bounded operator inverse, norm and spectrum

I need help with an operator, I am not very good at functional analysis and need to find some properties of following operator: $X=C[(0,1)], A \in B(X); A[f(t)]=f(t^2)$ 1. I need to show that an ...
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Spectral family property: $\lambda \geq M \Rightarrow E_{\lambda} = I$

I'm following Kreyszig's "Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications" and I'm trying to follow his proof about some properties of a spectral family associated with a bounded self-adjoint ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Proof that these Hessian matrix identities are similar matrices

I am wondering if $Q, P$ are similar matrices where for a function $f:\mathbb{R^n}\to\mathbb{R}$ and for a diagonal matrix $D$ $Q=I-D^{-1}\nabla^2f(x)$ and $P=I-D^{-1/2}\nabla^2f(x)D^{-1/2}$. ...
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Spectrum Of The Laplacian Question

I'm given the following question (from Davies' book - Spectral theory of differential operators): Use the theorem (*) below to prove that if $\Omega$ is a convex region in $ \mathbb{R}^2 $ , then: $ ...
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Fourier Transform of a Covariance Function for Spectral Simulation

I am learning about generating Gaussian random fields by spectral simulation... If I have a covariance function $C(h)$, then the spectral density is the Fourier transform of $C(h)$: ...
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How to solve X*A=C matrix equation where two (X and A) matrices are unknown?

I have a spectroscopy problem that boils down to a matrix equation where X*A=C. I take N observations each consisting of 3 detector readings and my detectors suffer from some amount of cross-talk ...
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How to generate noise signal?

What is the simplest formula of some noise signal? $A(t)=...$ where t is time. What is the name of a noise, which power spectral density is gaussian? EDIT 1 Actually I need a function which can ...
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Unitary equivalence to multiplication by x of the sum of a shift and its adjoint

We define $H=l^2(\mathbb{Z})$, $S\in L(H)$ to be the left (bilateral) shift and we look at $T=S+S^*$ ($S^*$ is actually the right shift). We need to prove that the spectrum of $T$ is $[-2, 2]$ and ...
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References for spectral measures

I am trying to learn a little bit about the spectral theory of unbounded operators but the textbook we are using (Birman and Solomyak: Spectral theory of Self-Adjoint Operators in a Hilbert Space) is ...
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A question on strongly continuous semi-groups

At the moment I am trying to understand "Lectures on Floer homology" By D. Salamon, see http://www.math.ethz.ch/~salamon/PREPRINTS/floer.pdf In step 1 of the proof of Lemma 2.4 (page 17) he ...
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Basic Spectral Theory Problem: Finding the Point/Continuous Spectrum of an Operator

I have the following problem: Determine the point spectrum and the continuous spectrum of the operator $$(A\psi )(x)=\theta (x)(\cos x)\psi (x)$$ on $L_2(\mathbb R,dx)$, where $\theta(x)=0$ for ...
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For a Banach algebra $\mathcal{A}$ and an idempotent $e$, show that $\mathcal{A}e$ is a Banach algebra

I am studying the spectral theory of operators on Banach and Hilbert spaces, reading through Conway's A Course in Functional Analysis. In section VII.4, Conway states Proposition 4.11 as a consequence ...
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Schrödinger Semigroup is compact if potential goes to infinity

Several papers (e.g. this one: arXiv:0810.3275v1 [math.SP] 17 Oct 2008 ) claim that if $H=-\Delta+V$ and $V(x)\to\infty$ if $|x|\to\infty$, then the semigroup $e^{-tH}$ is eventually compact. Does ...
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Spectrum: Continuous?

Problem Given a Banach algebra with unit $1\in\mathcal{A}$. Consider a sequence: $A_n\to A$. Then the spectra may not converge as sets: ...
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Image of a commutative C*-algebra

Let $A$ be an unital commutative C*-subalgebra of $B(H)$, and $\Omega$ be its character space. By spectral theorem $$\phi: B_\infty(\Omega)\to B(H);~~~~~f\to \int f \, dP$$ is a $*-$ homomorphism ...
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Construct a unitary operator U on H with prescribed spectrum

Given an infinite dimensional Hilbert space $H$. Let $|\lambda_k| = 1$ for $k = 1, ..., n$. Construct a unitary operator $U$ on $H$ such that $\sigma(U) = \{\lambda_k\}$ for $k=1,....,n.$ I can ...
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Construct a bounded linear operator S on H such that σ(S) = A

Given an infinite dimensional Hilbert space $H$. Let $A\subseteq \mathbb{C}$ be closed and bounded. Construct a bounded linear operator $S$ on $H$ such that $\sigma(S)=A$, where $\sigma(S)$ is the ...
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Extened of a representation

The following is a part of a theorem of Folland's book: Let $X$ be a compact space, $B(X)$ the space of bounded Borel measurable functions on $X$, and $C(X)$ the space of continuous function on $X$. ...
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Extensions: Spectrum

Problem Given a C*-algebra $\mathcal{A}_0$ and unital extensions $1\in\mathcal{A}$ and $1'\in\mathcal{A}'$. Regard a common element: $$A_0\in\mathcal{A}_0:\quad A^{(\prime)}:=\iota^{(\prime)}(A_0)$$ ...
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Joint spectral radius of $\sigma( \mathcal A)$ and $\rho(A) < 1 \forall A \in \mathcal A$

Given $\mathcal A \subset R^{n \times n}$. The joint spectral radius is by: $$\sigma( \mathcal A) = \limsup_{m \rightarrow \infty}\sup_{A \in \mathcal A^m}\rho(A),$$ where $\rho$ is the normal ...
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Spectral Measures: Completeness

Given a Borel space $\Omega$ and a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Consider a spectral measure $E:\mathcal{B}(\Omega)\to\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$. A spectral measure can be completed $\overline{E}$. ...
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Preserve self-adjoint properties

I was thinking about this problem recently: Let $T$ be a self-adjoint operator on $L^2((-1,1),d x)$. Now you define an operator $G$ by $G(f) := T(\frac{f}{(1-x^2)})$ with $\operatorname{dom}(G):=\{f ...
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Spectrum of adjoint operator

Let $X$ be a hilbert space and $T\in L(X)$ Show that: (i) $\sigma_c(T^*)=(\sigma(T))^*$ (ii) $\sigma_r(T)=((\sigma_p(T^*))^*)$\ $\sigma_p(T)$ (i): $"\subset"$ Let $\lambda\in\sigma_c(T^*)$ then ...