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

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Eigenvalues of doubly stochastic matrices

There was a long standing conjecture stating that the geometric location of eigenvalues of doubly stochastic matrices of order $n$ is exactly the union of regular $k$-gons anchored at $1$ in the unit ...
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A question about the article 'You can't hear the shape of a drum'

I have read the article http://www.math.upenn.edu/~kazdan/425S11/Drum-Gordon-Webb.pdf, , where Gordon and Webb describe in a simple a way the contruction of a pair of isospectral but non isometric ...
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Doubt about integration over a curve

I'm reading a paper and I have a doubt: Suppose we have a compact Riemannian manifold and an eigenfunction of the Laplace operator $\Delta u=-\lambda u$. Suppose in addition that we have the following ...
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renorm a Banach space to make an operator have spectral radius equal to norm

Let $X$ be an infinite-dimensional complex Banach space equipped with the norm $\lVert\cdot\rVert$, and let $T\in\mathcal{L}(X)$ a bounded linear operator on $X$. Let $r(T)$ denote the spectral ...
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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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Why is the numerical range of an operator convex?

Let $T$ be a Hilbert space operator. Its numerical range is \begin{equation} W(T)=\{\langle Tx,x\rangle:\|x\|=1\}.\end{equation} It is a well-known fact that $W(T)$ is a convex subset of the complex ...
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bounds of spectral radius of hadamard product

In Topics in matrix analysis by R. A. Horn, C. J. Johnson it's shown that for two positive matrices $A$ and $B$, $\rho(A\circ B)<\rho(A)\rho(B)$. I'm wondering whether the extension of this to ...
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Is the spectrum of a first order PDO always unbounded from both sides?

Let $E \to X$ be a smooth vector bundle over a compact Riemannian manifold $X$ and assume that $P:\Gamma(E) \to \Gamma(E)$ is a self-adjoint partial differential operator of order $1$. We think of ...
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Eigenprojection as Contour Integral over Resolvent

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and let $A \in L(H)$ be a bounded linear operator. Assume that $\lambda$ is an eigenvalue of $A$ and assume further that $C_\lambda$ is a simple closed curve in the complex ...
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Relations between spectrum and quadratic forms in the unbounded case

Let $H$ be a complex Hilbert space. If $B$ is a bounded self-adjoint operator on $H$ then its spectrum is a closed and bounded subset of the real line and we can find its extremes in terms of the ...
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Schrodinger Operator with Finite Discrete Spectrum in $(-\infty, -1]$

I'm reading parts of Reed and Simon's Analysis of Operators and have come across a statement I find puzzling. They say that if $V$ is a bounded function of compact support on $\mathbb{R}^3$ then ...
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Compute the spectrum of the integral operator $K:L^2([0,1]) \to L^2([0,1])$ defined as $(Kx)(t) = \int_0^t x(s) ds$

Let $K:L^2([0,1])\rightarrow L^2([0,1])$ be the linear operator defined by $$(Kx)(t)=\int_0^tx(s)ds, \quad x \in L^2([0,1]).$$ Now I have to compute the spectrum, but I don't have any idea how to do ...
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What properties do isospectral Riemannian manifolds share?

I'm studying the Laplacian on (compact) Riemannian manifolds, and it turns out that if the Laplacian operators of two such spaces share their spectrum (the spaces are then called isospectral), then ...
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Spectral decomposition of $TT^*$

On $l_{2}$ let $T$ be given by $Te_{n}=\frac{e_{n+1}}{n+1}$ where $(e_{n})_{n\ge1}$ is the canonical orthonormal basis. Find the spectral decomposition of $TT^*$. I find that ...
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In which cases the spectrum of an operator contains only eigenvalues?

Let $X\neq \{0\}$ be a complex normed spaces (not necessarily finite-dimensional) and $T:D(T)\subset X\to X$ a linear operator (not necessarily bounded). I would like to know under what conditions can ...
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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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Is it possible for an operator to have only one eigenvalue in this case? - in need of a proof

First of all i have to state that i am a newcommer to spectral theory so please take it easy on me :). On lectures our professor derived this equation: \begin{align} \underbrace{\psi ...
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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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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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Continuous spectral value of right shift operator $\ell^2(\mathbb{N})$

Let $T:\ell^2(\mathbb{N} \to \ell^2(\mathbb{N})$ be the operator that sends$(x_1,x_2,x_3,...) \to (0,x_1,x_2,x_3,....)$. I want to show that $\lambda = 1$ is in the continuous spectrum. To approach ...
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A solution of $-y'' + q(x)y= \lambda y$

Could you help me with the following problem (from Poschel and Trubowitz)? I am looking for a solution of the differential equation $-y'' + q(x)y= \lambda y$, for $0 \leq x \leq 1$ with ...
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When functions, analytically continued, carry over certain properties

Let $ \Omega $ be a sufficiently smooth planar region in $ \mathbb{R}^2 $ with spectrum $ \Gamma $ (the set of eigenvalues of the Laplace operator on functions which vanish on the boundary $ \partial ...
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Operator Norm and Submultiplicativity against the Spectral Norm

Consider $\mathcal{A}:\mathbb{R}^{n\times m}\to \mathbb{R}^{p\times q}$ to be a linear operator. I know that by considering the trace norm and using the submultiplicativity of the operator norm we ...
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What do we know about inverses of matrices which are “like” Laplacians of graphs?

Consider the Laplacian $L$ of a bipartite graph. Is there any generic understanding we have about what $1/(z-L)$ looks like? [say $z > \lambda_\max(L)$)] You can consider variations of $L$ like ...
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How networks with high largest eigenvalues are more robust?

In the literature, it sometimes indicates that network with high value of largest eigenvalue (either adjacency matrix or its Laplacian counterpart) are more robust. Robustness here is relevant to ...
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How is the Point Spectrum of a Compact Operator Countable?

I'm working on understanding a proof that if an operator $A$ on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ is compact, then show that $\sigma(A) - \{0\} \subseteq \sigma_p(A)$. If you're not familiar with this ...
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Why the equality of spectral zeta functions imply the isospectrality?

Let $\Delta_{M_1}$ and $\Delta_{M_2}$ be the Laplace-Beltrami operators on two compact and connected Riemannian manifolds $M_1$ and $M_2$ respectively. We define the spectral zeta function (or ...
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Spectral definition of (fractional) Laplacian, need help understanding text

Let $\varphi_k$ and $\lambda_k$ be the eigenfunctions and eigenvalues of the Dirichlet Laplacian $-\Delta$ on some bounded domain $\Omega$. We know $\varphi_k$ are smooth and form an orthogonal basis ...
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Time-independent magnetic Schrodinger equation

Let $B$ be a magnetic field, let $\mathbf{a}$ be a vector and let $\Psi$ be the wave function. If $\mathcal{H}(B) = (-i\nabla + B\mathbf{a})^2$, where $\nabla$ is the gradient, then the ...
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Simultaneous Orthogonal basis for $L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$ and $H^1(\mathbb{R}^n)$

Given a smooth bounded set $U\subset \mathbb{R}^n$, there is a simultaneous orthogonal basis for $L^2(U)$ and $H^1_0(U)$ by the existence of eigenvectors to the Laplacian in a bounded domain, which ...
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operator on separable banach space whose spectrum and point spectrum is prescribed compact set

I am interested in obtaining the following paper: G. K. Kalisch, "On operators with large point spectrum," Scripta Math. 29 No. 3-4, (1973), 371-378. According to Ben Mathes, "Strictly Cyclic ...
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Unique ergodicity a spectral invariant?

Suppose $f:X\to X$ and $g:Y\to Y$ are two automorphism of measure spaces. Suppose there is an unitary operator $V:L^2(X)\to L^2(Y)$ satisfying $VU_fV^*=U_g$, here $U_f$ and $U_g$ are the Koopman ...
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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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spectral integral

I am learning spectral integration for my summer. I am stuck at a point. Having got hold of a spectral measure, we define the spectral integral of a simple function as usual and then approximate any ...
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SVD, infinite matrices and normal operators from a function

I'm trying to understand the behavior the Singular Value Decomposition on a deeper level, and why it might give a particular result. Take the function $$ f(x,y) = \frac{1}{(1+2x+y)^2} $$ and ...
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In relation with the set of Fredholm perturbation elements

Let $A$ and $B$ be two unital Banach algebras and $T\colon A\to B$ an homomorphism of Banach algebras. Let denote the set of Fredholm perturbation elements in $A$, i.e. $\operatorname{Ft}:=\{r\in ...
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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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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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Using Rayleigh Quotient to approximate the first eigenvalue of the Laplace operator on the unit disk

Let $D\subset\mathbb{R}^{2}$ unit disk, the first eigenvalue of the Laplace operator holds: $\lambda_{1}=\inf\left\{ \frac{\int_{D}\left|\triangledown ...
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If $S$ and $T$ are commuting, normal operators, then $ST$ is normal

If $S$ and $T$ are commuting, normal operators, then $ST$ is normal That says it all, but let me be more specific. (By the way Wikipedia says this: "The product of normal operators that commute ...
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Asymptotics of Riemann-Lebesgue type integral

How to show that for $u \in L_{\mathbb{C}}^2$ and $a>0$, $$\int_0^a u(t) \sin{\sqrt{\lambda}t} \,dt = o(e^{|Im\sqrt{\lambda}|a}),\text{ as } |\lambda| \rightarrow \infty$$ Note that $\lambda$ ...
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Find spectrum of $Af (x) = \int\limits_0^\pi \sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty 5^{-n} \cos(nx)\cos(nt) f(t)\;dt$

I need to find spectrum of $Af (x) = \int\limits_0^\pi \sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty 5^{-n} \cos(nx)\cos(nt) f(t)\;dt$ in $L_2[0,\pi]$. I know that this operator is self-adjoint, so its residual spectrum ...
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Construct a multiplication operator which has dense point spectrum

By a multiplication operator here we mean an operator $$Af(t)=m(t)f(t), \qquad f \in D(A)=\{x \in L^2(\mathbb{R} \mid m(t)f(t) \in L^2(\mathbb{R})\}$$ where $m$ is a Borel measurable function on ...
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Continuous spectrum can shrink to an isolated point

Let $A$ be a bounded linear operator in a Hilbert space $H$. I had the misconception that the continuous spectrum of $A$ would necessarily have some "continuous" appearance: an interval, a union of ...
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How to extract power of top two frequencies of a spectrum without using an FFT?

What I'm trying to do is see if a particular frequency component becomes dominant (and I don't really know what the dominant frequency is). Therefore, I figured that I can get the top two peaks of ...
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Spectral theorem for compact normal operators

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $A$ a compact normal operator from $H$ to $H$. How to show that its eigenspaces produce the space? I can show it for self-adjoint operators and by setting ...
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Clustering with SVD

I'm trying to do some clustering on a graph, which is represented by an adjacency matrix $B = A^2$, where $A$ is symmetric. I tried several methods like taking the eigenvectors of the Laplacian $L = ...
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A sequence of strongly continuous one-parameter unitary groups

Suppose that for a sequence $\{A_n\}_n$ of bounded self-adjoint operators in a Hilbert space $\mathcal H$ we have $e^{itA_n} \to e^{itA}$ strongly, for all $t \in \mathbb R$, where $A$ is a (possibly ...
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About prime geodesic cycles and deck transformations group

I'm proving theorem 2 occurring in Sunada's paper Riemannian coverings and isospectral manifolds. Unfortunately Sunada's quotes himself to the following paper: Tchbotarev’s density theorem for closed ...
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Strong resolvent convergence and spectral measures

Suppose $\{A_n\}$ is a sequence of self-adjoint operators in a Hilbert space $\mathcal H$, and $A$ is a self-adjoint operator, with $A_n \to A$ in the strong resolvent sense. Denoting by $E_n$ and $E$ ...