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

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spectrum of operators

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $T: X \rightarrow X$ is a bounded operator. The spectrum of $T$ is defined by $$\sigma(T) = \{\lambda \in \mathbb{C}; \lambda I - T ~~ \mbox{is not invertible}\}$$ It is ...
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Sources on Inverse Spectral Theory

I follow the book "Inverse Spectral Theory" by J. Pöschel and E. Trubowitz in which functional analysis is very much involved. I am curious about another approach using more real analysis and theory ...
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Approximate point spectrum and left topological zero divisors

Recall that a left topological zero divisor in a Banach algebra $A$ is an element $a\in A$ such that there exists a sequence of unit vectors $(a_{n})$ in $A$ with $\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}aa_{n}=0$. ...
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Spectrum of shift-operator

Hoi, consider the Hilbertspace $l^2$ and the Left and Right-shift operator \begin{align*} L(x_1,x_2,\cdots) &= (x_2,x_3,\cdots)\\ R(x_1,x_2,\cdots) &= (0,x_1,x_2,\cdots ) \end{align*} I know ...
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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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Reason for Continuous Spectrum of Laplacian

For the circle $S^1$, it is well-known that the Laplace-Beltrami operator $\Delta=\text{ div grad}$ has a discrete spectrum consisting of the eigenvalues $n^2,n\in \mathbb{Z}$, as can be seen from the ...
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Spectral radius as the inf of norms of conjugates

I need help with the following problem: Let $A$ be a unital $C^{*}$-algebra. (a) If $r(a)<1$ and $b=(\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a^{*n}a^{n})^{1/2}$, show that $b\geq 1$ and $||bab^{-1}||<1$. (b) ...
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Resolvent properties

Suppose that $A$ is a $n \times n$ matrix with $n$ different eigenvalues $\lambda_k.$ Corresponding eigenvectors are denoted as $x_k$, $x_k^Tx_k =1.$ Now $A=X\Lambda X^{-1}$. Denote $Q=X^{-1}$. ...
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Spectrum of a product

Let $A$ be a unital $C^{*}$-algebra. I am trying to show that if $a,b\in A$ are positive elements, then the spectrum of $ab$ is contained in the positive real numbers. I know that in the commutative ...
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Inverse of bounded self adjoint operator on HS is self adjoint?

Let $A=A^{*}$ be a bounded self adjoint operator on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ with Range Ran$(A) = D$ dense in $\mathcal{H}$. $A$ is injective, since Ran$(B) \perp ker(B^{*}) = ker(B)$. So ...
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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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Estimate loss of information due to a low rank approximization by SVD

I have a matrix $X$ and I compute its Singular Value Decomposition: $$X = U \Sigma V^T$$ then, I take the lower rank approximization: $$X_k = U_k \Sigma_k V^T_k$$ where $k < rank(X)$, $U_k$ is made ...
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Closure of numerical range contains spectrum

Let $A: D(A) \subset \mathcal{H} \to \mathcal{H}$ be a densely defined operator on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ with adjoint operator $A^{*}$. Given that $D(A) = D(A^{*})$ I'm trying to show that the ...
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Positive unbounded operator with zero not as an eigenalue

I am currently doing Quantum Mechanics and I am supposed to show that zero is an eigenvalue of a positive operator. I have no knowledge of Functional Analysis at that kind of level, so I was wondering ...
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Problem with spectral theorem and spectral measure.

There is a passage in a book that is not very clear to me: A is a C*Algebra and $a$ is selfadjoint. Then "Indeed identifying A with an algebra of operators on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$, by the ...
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A domain in which the dirichlet laplacian has eigen values of all orders

I am trying to come up with an example to the following. Construct a domain $\Omega$ in all dimensions $n \in \mathbb{N}$, such that the spectrum of the Dirichlet Laplacian on such a domain (i.e., ...
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Fourier Transform of Fractional Laplacian

I'm trying to solve a PDE with a spectral method. The PDE has a fractional Laplacian... $\Delta^s$. In regards to a numerical implementation, will the "s" term simply become the exponent of the ...
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Strict inequality in spectral radius estimate

I am interested to find an example which shows strict inequality in the spectral radius estimate that is $r(x) \leq \|x \|$ . I would like to see when $r(x) < \|x\|$.Normal operator is the case ...
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Eigenvalues of the operator $(Tu)(x)=\int_0^x (\int_t^1 u(s)ds)dt.$

Consider the linear operator $T$ in $L^2(0,1)$ defined by: $$(Tu)(x)=\int_0^x \left(\int_t^1 u(s)ds\right)dt.$$ I have managed to prove that it's continuous,self adjoint,compact but now I have to ...
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Does non-Hermitian implies at least one complex eigenvalue?

Ok so I'm studying linear algebra and we went trough the Spectral Theorem, including and proving the fact that for every Herimitian matrix, its eigenvalues have $0$ imaginary parts. I was wondering is ...
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Connections between Lebesgue-Radon-Nikodym decomposition and spectral decomposition

Perhaps this is a silly question to ask but it's been on my mind for a bit. When I took my first course in functional analysis a year ago, we covered spectral theory. Particularly, we covered spectral ...
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Why does spectral norm equal the largest singular value?

This may be a trivial question yet I was unable to find an answer: $$\left \| A \right \| _2=\sqrt{\lambda_{\text{max}}(A^{^*}A)}=\sigma_{\text{max}}(A)$$ where the spectral norm $\left \| A \right ...
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Eigenvalues and adjoint of operator $T(x_k)_{k=1}^{\infty} = (x_{2k})_{k=1}^{\infty}$

Let $T$: $l^2 \rightarrow l^2$ denote the operator \begin{align} T(x_1,x_2,\dots, x_n,\dots) = (x_2,x_4,\dots,x_{2n},\dots). \end{align} There are several questions regarding this operator that I need ...
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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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Square root in Banach algebra

Suppose we are given a unital Banach algebra $A$ and an element $a\in A$ such that the spectrum is a subset of the positive reals $\mathbb{R}_{>0}$. Then by a theorem (see for example W. Rudin ...
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The eigenvectors of a matrix and its transpose that correspond to the same eigenvalue are not orthogonal

Spent hours trying to prove this after encountering it in Lax's discussion of the spectral theorem, but no luck. Here's the problem (it is Theorem 18 in Lax 2ed, Chapter 6): A mapping $A$ has ...
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Spectrum of Symmetrizable Matrix

A matrix $ M $ is symmetrizable if $ M = D S $ with $ D $ a square diagonal matrix with positive entries, and $ S $ a symmetric matrix. What can be said about the spectrum of $ M $? It seems like I ...
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Prove that if $\lambda$ is an isolated eigen-value of $T=T^*$, then $\ker(T-\lambda)=E_{\{\lambda\}}H$

Here we have a self-adjoint, densely-defined operator $T$ on a Hilbert space $H$, and $E_M$ is the usual spectral projector for any Borel set $M$, i.e., $E_M=\int_M\text{d}E_t$ (this means, by ...
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“Almost orthogonalizing” matrices using a signature matrix

Suppose $A$ and $B$ are two real symmetric $n \times n$ matrices (If simpler, consider $A$ and $B$ to be 0/1 matrices, say, adjacency matrices of d-regular graphs). Then $||AB||_{op} \leq ...
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Spectral theorem for $n$-tuples of selfadjoint operators

I need a 'good' reference to the following version of the Spectral Theorem: Given $n$ commuting selfadjoint operators on an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space, there exist a Borel measure $\mu$ on ...
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expectation of norm of orthogonal projector

The question has to do with calculating the expected squared norm of a random projection. We have a 2D subspace $T := span\{U1, U2\}$ where $U1$ is a random vector uniformly distributed over unit ...
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equality of two operators…

Please help me with the following problem( give some hints or references): Let $X$ be a Banach space and $B(X)$ be the algebra of bounded linear operators on $X$. Suppose that $A$ and $B$ are two ...
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Proof of a Lemma guaranteeing the existence of the Borel-measurable functional calculus

In my lecture I had the following Lemma, which guarantees the existence of the Borel-measurable functional calculus: Le $(H,<,>)$ be a complex Hilbert space and let $q:H\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ ...
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Using Weyl sequences to prove relation between quadratic form and spectral radius

I know that the formula $$\lVert A\lVert=\sup_{\lVert x\lVert=1} \langle x,Ax\rangle$$ holds true for self adjoint operators. While reading Teschl's book I saw a comment that on can prove this formula ...
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Time Series: Spectral Density

Prove that $$ \int_{-\pi}^\pi e^{i(k-h)λ} dλ = 0 $$ if k!=h solving the integral gives $$ \frac{2 sinh(\pi * i(k-h))}{i(k-h)} $$ I don't see how this will give 0 with k!=h (also if k=h, the ...
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Holomorphic functional Calculus in Dunford and Schwartz

I am currently studying the spectral theory for bounded operators as described in the book "Linear Operators" by Dunford and Schwartz because I would like to obtain a better understanding of the ...
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A simple question about *-homomorphism in C*-algebra

Let $A$ and $B$ be C*-algebra, $h\colon A\rightarrow B$ is *-homomorphism. If $a\in A_{\operatorname{sa}}$, then $\operatorname{sp}(h(a))\backslash \{0\}\subset \operatorname{sp}(a)\backslash\{0\}$. ...
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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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Change of basis and spectral theorem

I've been having trouble with such a rudimentary problem. Let us define a matrix $A$: $$A = \begin{pmatrix} 3 & 0 & -i \\ 0 & 3 & 0 \\ i & 0 & 3 \end{pmatrix}$$ A is a 3 by 3 ...
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if T is normal, then $‎\sigma(T)=‎\sigma‎‎_{‎ap‎}‎(T)‎‎‎‎‎$‎

I want to show that if the operator T is normal, then $‎\sigma(T)=‎\sigma‎‎_{‎ap‎}‎(T)‎‎‎‎‎$‎ Its proof is obvious from one hand.But i cant prove that ...
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Real life applications of Maass wave forms

Explaining my work on Maass wave forms to friends and family (all non-mathematician) typically earns me blank faces. So I wonder whether there is some good example to explain their meaning to laymen. ...
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For $A$ self-adjoint, $\sup_{|x|=1}\langle Ax,x\rangle = \max \sigma(A)$

For a self-adjoint operator $A$ on a Hilbert space $H$, one has $\sup_{|x|=1}\langle Ax,x \rangle = \max\sigma(A)$. I want to prove this using the spectral theorem. My idea is: Let $a = ...
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Banach algebra.

Iam new in this field. I am reading a paper and have encoutered the following Lemma. Let $u\in F_{1}.$ Then $Sp(u)=\{0, tr(u)\},$ where $F_{1}$ is the set of one-dimensional elements and tr(u) is the ...
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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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An alternate proof of Fuglede's theorem

To prove Fuglede's Theorem for normal operators on a separable Hilbert space, why does it suffice to show that $E(S_1)T E(S_2)=0$ for all disjoint Borel sets $S_1$ and $S_2$, where $E$ is the spectral ...
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Solving an inverse spectral problem

In order to solve the inverse spectral problem: $$ -y''(x)+q(x)y(x)= \lambda _{n}y(x) $$ If we want to obtain $ q(x) $ what we should need about the spectrum? a) The eigenvalue staircase $ ...
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Examples of deeper results in finite-dimensional vector spaces?

this one is a bit inverted! So I am busy doing an advanced undergrad course in Linear algebra, and it is going very well, the problems in the book seem fairly routine. To be able to see if I am any ...
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How many projectors do two commuting self-adjoints have in their common spectral decomposition?

If $A$ and $B$ are two commuting observables on a Hilbert space of dimension $n$ say. So, $$A = \sum_{j \leq a} \lambda_j P_j $$ $$B = \sum_{i \leq b} \mu_i Q_i $$ $$I_n = \sum_{i \leq b} Q_j = ...
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How to convert between the hyperboloid model and the Poincare patch for $\mathbb{H}_n$?

This question is motivated by the results in this paper, http://calvino.polito.it/~camporesi/JMP94.pdf In this paper some of its most important results about the asymptotics of symmetric traceless ...
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Can 0 be an eigenvalue?

Let $-\Delta $ be the positive Laplacian and consider the operator $$ -\Delta + V $$ on $L^2(\mathbb{R}^3)$ with domain the Sobolev space $W^{2,2}(\mathbb{R}^3)$. Here $V:\mathbb{R}^3\to \mathbb{R}$ ...