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

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Bounded Self-adjoint Operator on Hilbert Space

I am trying to show that if $A$ is a bounded, self-adjoint and positive operator on a Hilbert space $H$, $0 \in \rho(A)$, the following inequality holds for all $x \in H$ with $\|x\| = 1$: ...
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How do the solutions to the wave and heat equations converge in general?

I would like to check my understanding with someone if possible. When we cover the heat and wave equations, for instance, in "methods" courses at university, they normally restrict the initial ...
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Eignvalues of Laplacian operator and Sobolev spaces

Let $\Omega$ an open bounded in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and $I$ un interval in $\mathbb{R}$, let $t_0 \in I$, $f\in H^1_0(\Omega)$, $g\in L^2(\Omega)$. Let $(\lambda_n)_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ the eigen values od ...
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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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Power series convergence of random walk transition matrix

I would like to find out if $$ \sum_{t=0}^\infty P^t = \left( I- P \right)^{-1} ~,$$ where $P = D^{-1}W ~ $ is a random walk transition matrix. $W$ is a matrix describing weights in a graph and ...
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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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A question about spectral measure

The following is a part of a theorem of Takesaki's Operator theory: Let $T$ be an positive operator. Suppose $T = \int_0^{\|T\|} \lambda \, de(\lambda)$ is the spectral measure of $T$. Also put ...
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Book on periodic Schrödinger operators

I am looking for good books about the spectral theory of periodic (1-dimensional) Schrödinger operators on a compact interval. A good reference I found was Reed/Simon Analysis of Operators (and a ...
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invariant inner product on eigenspace

I have several questions about the following corollary: "Let G/H be a riemannian homogeneous space where G is a compact Lie group. Let $E_{\lambda}=\lbrace f\in C^{\infty}(G/H) : -\Delta f= \lambda ...
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Largest eigenvalue of a graph

I have $\lambda_1$ the largest eigenvalue of a graph, with $x = (x_v)_{v \in V(G)}$ the corresponding eigenvector. $x_u$ is the entry of $x$ with maximum absolute value. I don't understand why I ...
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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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A paradox derived from the open mapping theorem

The problem comes from Erwin Kreyszig's Introductory Functional Analysis with Applications, section 7.4, problem 4: Let $T:l^2\mapsto l^2$ be defined by $y=Tx, x=(\xi_j), y=(\eta_j), ...
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When the point spectrum is discrete?

Are there some criteria to tell when the point spectrum of a linear operator is discrete? In general it is not the same (take the spectrum of the "annihilation" operator). More specifically, what are ...
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Spectrum of Self-Adjoint Operators

This is an exercise (5-i) from here. It has two parts as follows. For a self-adjoint operator $A$. Show that $A \geq k I, \ k \in \mathbb R$ if and only if $\lambda \geq k$ for all $\lambda$ ...
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spectral projection of an element in a C*-algebra

I'm studying Takesaki's Operator theory and I preferred "spectral projection "in the page 43 of this book while he didn't speak about it before. I searched it, but I could not find it. Please explain ...
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Riesz Functional Calculus vs. Holomorphic Functional Calculus

"Functional calculus" is a word used to describe the practice of taking some functions or formulas defined on complex numbers, and apply them in some way to certain kinds of operators, despite that ...
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Spectral theory

I have absolutely no idea about Spectral theory and want to ask some fundamental questions. 1.) What does it mean that the resolvent of an operator is Hilbert-Schmidt? (Cause I saw a theorem that was ...
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Spectrum of the operator $A(f,g)=(g,\Delta f-f)$

Let $\Omega$ be an open set in $\mathbb{R^n}$. We consider the product Hilbert space $H=H^1_0(\Omega)\times L^2(\Omega)$ with the norm $$|(f,g)|^2=\int_\Omega (|\nabla f|^2+|f|^2+|g|^2 ) dx$$ We ...
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Normal Operators: Spectrum vs. Numerical Range

Disclaimer: As I realized in the comments that this works for normal operators I decided to modify this question. Besides, I got the proof now - thanks to T.A.E.! Prove that for normal operators the ...
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When $A_y$ is invertible?

Given $y\in C[0,1]$ Let $A_y:C[0,1]\rightarrow C[0,1]: x\mapsto xy$ When $A_y$ is invertible? Could you please help.
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Multiplication operator has no no eigenvalues

Statement: Let $M_x$ denote the multiplicative operator acting on $L^2([0,1], \, dx)$ by $M_x(f) = xf$. Show that $M_x$ has no eigenvalues Attempt: Let $M_x(f) = xf$ then we should have $M_x(f) = ...
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Spectral Mapping Theorem

Spectral mapping theorem is as follows: https://math.uc.edu/~halpern/Matrix.methods/Homatrixmethods/Spectralmappingthm.pdf Is Spectral mapping theorem true for point spectrum ?
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Spectrum of operator

Like my previous question, I'm considering the same space and operator: Hilbertspace adjoint But this time I am trying to determine the spectrum of $T$. I feel like I'm messing up my definitions a ...
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Relation of Hodge Theorem to Eigenfunction Basis of Laplacian

The classical Hodge theorem I know of relates the de Rham cohomology groups isomorphically to the space of harmonic forms and shows that $Id=\pi+\Delta G$, where $\pi$ is the harmonic projection of ...
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Compact operator? self adjoint operator? Stirling's formula

Define a pair of operators $S\colon\ell^2 \rightarrow \ell^2$ and $M\colon\ell^2 \to\ell^2$ as follows: $$S(x_1,x_2,x_3,x_4,\ldots)=(0,x_1,x_2,x_3,\ldots) $$ and ...
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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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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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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 ...
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C* Algebra Positivity

STATEMENT: This is a proof from one of Qiaochu's notes on $C^*$ algebras. Proof: Let A be a $C^*$ algebra.We now want to show that for any $c\in A$ we have $c^*c\geq 0$. Suppose otherwise.We know ...
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C* algebra and ordering

It seems that given positive elements in a $C^*$ algebra A, we can give an ordering on its elements. Namely given elements $a,b\in A$ is positive iff $a\geq 0$ and $b\leq 0$ iff $-b\geq 0$. My ...
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Do spectrum and Eigenvalues of $Af=-f''$ concide (under dirichlet boundary conditions)

I am asked to show that for the operator $$ Af = -f'' $$ with $D(A)=\left\{f\in H^2(0,1), f(1)=f(0)=0 \right\} \subset L^2(0,1)$ is self Adjoint in $L^2(0,1)$ (This part is solved). I cannot see ...
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Almost Mathieu operator

I'm having trouble showing that the almost Mathieu operator given by $$(Hu)_n = u_{n+1} + u_{n-1} + 2\lambda \cos \ [2 \pi (w + n\alpha)]u_n$$ Where $\lambda, \in \mathbb{R}$$, \alpha, w \in ...
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Weyl's law, meaning of the asymptotic formula, does it imply a bound?

Weyl's law states the eigenvalues of the Laplacian behave as $$\lambda_j \sim f(n)j^{\frac 2n}\quad\text{as $j \to \infty$}$$ where $n$ is the dimension. Does this literally mean that, $$\lim_{j \to ...
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Spectral measure of a unitary operator

The following is an Exercise of Conway's operator theory: 1-Show that if $A$ is hermitian operator, then $U=\text{exp}({iA})$ is unitary. 2- Show that every unitary can be so written. 3-Find the ...
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Prove of some properties about unitary operators [closed]

Let $X$ be a hilbert space and $T\in L(X)$ be an unitary operator. Show (1) $\sigma(T)\subset\{\lambda \in \mathbb C:|\lambda|=1\}$ (2) for $\lambda \in \mathbb C$ with $|\lambda|\neq1$ holds: ...
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Norm of the Resolvent of a Self-Adjoint Operator

Let $\mathcal H$ be a Hilbert space and $\mathcal L$ is a self- adjoint operator with a discrete spectrum $\{\lambda_{j}\}$. I read that it is well known that for, $\lambda \notin \sigma(\mathcal ...
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Spectral Measures: Spectral Spaces (I)

Problem Given a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Let the Lebesgue measure be $\lambda$. Consider a Borel spectral measure: $$E:\mathcal{B}(\mathbb{C})\to\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$$ Denote its ...
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Spectrum of Verschiebung

I read that the shift operator $A:\ell_2\to\ell_2$, $(x_1,x_2,x_3,...)\mapsto(0,x_1,x_2,...)$ contains $0$ in its spectrum, and that's clear to me. It is also clear to me that it has no eigenvalue. ...
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spectral decomposition of a bivariate function

Now I have a function $f=f(x,y)$, smooth and symmetric(i.e. $f(x,y)=f(y,x)$ everywhere), with arguments defined on a compact set: $(x,y)\in[0,1]\times[0,1]$. I'd wish to know if $f$ can be expanded ...
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Continuity of the spectral radius

Let $M \in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be a nonnegative irreducible matrix with strictly positive entries on its main diagonal. Then $M$ is primitive and by the Perron-Frobenius Theorem we know that the ...
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Just a translation issue.

I'm italian and my professor of spectral theory wrote the list to the arguments to be studied in italian. The problem is that all the literature is in english and often the translation are a bit ...
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Operator: not closable!

Is there an operator between Banach spaces with the following properties: $$T:\mathcal{D}(T)\subseteq X\to Y:\text{ injective, dense range, continuously invertible, not closable!}$$ (Note that the ...
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Inequality norms

Let $A$ be a bounded linear operator on a Banach space $X$. Can we show that for an arbitrary $n \in \mathbb{N}$ and $x \in X$ such that $\|x\|_X \geq 1$ we have that $$\|A^n x \| \leq \|Ax\|^n.$$ ...
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How to show whether this operator is normal? self-adjoint? unitary?

Consider the Hilbert space $H=l_2$ over the complex field and $A:H\rightarrow H.$ How to show whether this operator is normal? self-adjoint? unitary? ...
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How to show that the spectrum is equal to the range of $y$

How to show that the spectrum of $T_y$ is equal to the range of $y$ Given $y\in C[0,1]$ and $T_y: C[0,1] \rightarrow C[0,1]: x\mapsto x\cdot y$ Any help is appreciated, thanks.
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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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What are these spectra (part 2)

I needed some insight into spectra in Banach algebras. To this end I tried to calculate a few examples. I will post them not all in one post. Could somebody please tell me if they are correct? Here ...
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A transformation recipe for functional calculus of a self-adjoint operator?

Consider a self-adjoint operator $\operatorname{A}$ on a Hilbertspace $\mathcal{A}$ and its spectral decomposition according to the spectral theorem: $$A = \int_{\mathbb{R}} \lambda \;dP_\lambda$$ ...
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regarding a proof of $\|\theta(e^{i\lambda})\|^2$

When studying the spectral representation of time series, I read the following formula, I am not clear how to prove the second equation. I expand the left side of the second equation with the ...