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

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Inverting a discrete linear transformation

Consider the transformation from the set $\{a_n\}_{n=0}^N$ to the set $\{p_j\}_{j=0}^N$: $$ p_j = \sum_{n = 0}^Na_n\phi_n(x_j)$$ where $\{\phi_n(x)\}_{n=0}^N$ is a set of basis functions (linearly ...
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Representation of square-integrable kernel

Let $k: [0,T] \times [0,T] \to \mathbb{R}$ symmetric, square-integrable and define $$(Kf)(t) := \int_0^T k(s,t) \cdot f(s) \, ds \qquad (f \in L^2([0,T])$$ Since $K$ is compact, by the spectral ...
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Calculus of Variations statement of a Singular Value Decomposition?

My previous question on SVD gained very little traction, so I thought I'd try a different version that hopefully has an explicit solution. As noted in the linked question, I am taking a function of ...
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Dirichlet eigenvalue problem on the Hilbert cube

I'm trying to solve the Dirichlet problem for the Helmholtz equation \begin{aligned}-\triangle u & = & \lambda u, & x\in\Omega,\\ u & = & 0, & x\in\partial\Omega, ...
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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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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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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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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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$L^p$ 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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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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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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can I decide the following from the inverse of I-A?

I have a square matrix $A$. Is it possible to determine if its largest eigenvalue is smaller (by magnitude) than 1 by inspecting the matrix $(I-A)^{-1}$? (we can assume that $I-A$ is invertible.) ...
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Bounds for eigenvalues, perturbation theory

Consider $-\Delta$ defined in $H^2(\Omega)\cap H_0^1(\Omega)$, $\Omega$ a smooth bounded domain of $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $g\in L^{\infty}(\Omega)$, $a\leq g(x)\leq b$. Show that, if ...
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Prove $\forall$ compact $M:\ M \subset C\quad \exists A:l_2\rightarrow l_2, \sigma(A)=M$ [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Operator whose spectrum is given compact set Can spectrum “specify” an operator? Prove that for each nonempty $M$ - compact subset of $\mathbf{C}$ exists ...
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Spectrum of a nilpotent operator

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $A:X\to X$ be a bounded operator such that $A^n=0$ for some $n\in \mathbb{N}$. Is the spectrum of $A$ finite, countable ?
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references for the spectral theorem

Recently, I am thinking about the question in spectral theory. And I finally found that I need help with the properties of unitary operator. Its a consequence of the spectral theorem for the normal ...
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Finding spectrum of the operator A

$A:\mathcal{l}_2\rightarrow \mathcal{l}_2:(x_n)_{n=1}^\infty \rightarrow (x_{n+1})_{n=1}^\infty$ (left shift) Find the spectrum and all its parts for the operator A. What should I do?
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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: 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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How does the product of sets of complex numbers give a character?

I'm working through this "Introduction to Banach Algebras" and just after proposition 8.2 they say: If $A$ is a commutative Banach algebra, $a\in A$ and $\phi\in M(A)$, then $\phi(a)\in sp(a)$. ...
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Does spectral norm of a square matrix equal to its largest eigenvalue in absolute value?

I have one simple question. Given the spectral norm $\left \| . \right \| _2$ of a matrix $A$, which is equal to the squareroot of the largest eigenvalue of $A^{^*}A$ $$\left \| A \right \| ...
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If a normal element of a C* algebra has real spectrum, then it is self-adjoint

Let $A$ be a $C^*\!$-algebra. Suppose $x$ is a normal element of $A$ and $\operatorname{spect}(x)$ lies in $\mathbb{R}$. Prove that $x$ is self-adjoint. I tried the following: using ...
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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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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 ...