# Tagged Questions

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### Proving that a positive operator has a unique square root [migrated]

Rudin's functional analysis page 331 theorem 12.33) proves this. He proves uniqueness by 'going back' to the general algebra setting. I was just wondering whether there is a more direct way of doing ...

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### Karhunen-Loeve expansion for discrete-time process

Is there a Karhunen-Loeve theorem for discrete-time process?
For example, let $\left\{X_i\right\}$ be a sequence of independent random variable which are uniformly distributed on the set $\{-1,1\}$. ...

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### Spectral decomposition of compact operators

Let T be a compact operator on an infinite dimensional hilbert space H. I am proving the theorem which says that $Tx=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{\lambda}_{n}\langle x,x_{n}\rangle y_{n}$ where ($x_{n}$) is an ...

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### Besicovitch Almost Periodic Functions a subspace of what?

The common example of a nonseparable Hilbert space comes from the collection of Besicovitch almost periodic function spaces. Starting with $L^p_{\text{loc}}(\mathbb{R})$ we look at those elements ...

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### Characterisation of compact operators

It is known (and easy) to prove that if $T: H\longrightarrow H $ is compact, where $H$ is a Hilbert space, then for any orthonormal basis $ e_n $ we have $||Te_n||\longrightarrow 0$.
My question is ...

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### Is there a nice “minimum” of two symmetric operators?

Let $A$ and $B$ be two bounded symmetric positive operators in Hilbert space, such that $A-B$ is trace class. If needed, $A$ and $B$ may be assumed reasonably "small", let's say, Hilbert-Schmidt.
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### Exterior powers and singular values on Hilbert spaces

I am currently writing an article relating to multiplicative ergodic theorems for cocycles of bounded operators acting on a Hilbert space, and in parts of the argument it is necessary for me to refer ...

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### Special form of unbounded operators on $L_2(\mathbb{R}_+, \mathcal{H})$

I have the following problem;
Fix a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Let $S \colon \mathrm{Dom}S \subset L_2(\mathbb{R}_+, \mathcal{H}) \rightarrow L_2(\mathbb{R}_+, \mathcal{H}) $ be a closed densely ...

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### Convex hulls of compact sets

Let $A$ be a compact set in a separable Hilbert space $H$, and let $\bar A$ denote its convex hull. Is $\bar A$ compact?

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### Cardinality of the set of Boolean subalgbras of the lattice of projections on a Hilbert space.

A simple question I've managed to gey myself quite confused about.
Given a Hilbert space H, what do we know about the cardinality of
(a) the set P(H) of projection operators onto H (equivalently, ...

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### compact-open topology on $B(H)$

In topology, it is common to use the compact-open topology on the set of continuous maps between two given topological spaces.
Let now $H$ be a Hilbert space and $B(H)$ the set of continuous linear ...

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### status of Invariant subspace problem on Krein Space

What is the status of Invariant subspace problem on Krein Space? What sort of developments have taken place in this area.

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### Interpret some coefficients in algebras

Let $A$ be a real vector space equipped with a scalar product $\langle \,,\,\rangle$, and assume moreover that a multiplication is define on it so that becomes an algebra (e.g. polynomials with the ...

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### Terminology and reference question

I am working on a problem involving bilinear forms over complex Hilbert spaces, and in my case it is not natural to make the forms sesquilinear, i.e., $a(u,v)$ is linear in both complex arguments. ...

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### find a weak solution in an intersection of Sobolev spaces

In
using-lax-milgram-to-find-a-weak-solution-in-an-intersection-of-sobolev-spaces
the weak solution for
$$
-\Delta^2 u = f \in L^2(U)\\ \\
u|_{\partial U}=\Delta u|_{\partial U} = 0
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### why is this a sufficient condition for a domain to be a core of an unbounded operator?

Let $\alpha:\mathbb R\to U(H)$ be a strongly continuous action of the reals on some Hilbert space, and let $A=-i\frac d{dt}\alpha(t)|_{t=0}$ be its infinitesimal generator, so that ...

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### Self-adjointness of a perturbed quantum mechanical Hamiltonian specified in an infinite matrix form

Consider an operator $H$ on the Hilbert space $\ell_2$ given as an infinite matrix with two pieces, one diagonal and one arbitrary:
$H_{ij}=E_i\delta_{ij}+V_{ij}$. This has a physical meaning in ...

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### Finite dimensional approximations of operators on Hilbert spaces

Let $e_1,e_2,\dots$ be a Schauder basis for a Hilbert space $(V , \langle \cdot , \cdot \rangle)$. Let $A:V \to V$ be an operator. Finally, let $V_n = {\rm span}( e_1, \dots, e_n)$. Let $i_n : V_n ...

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### Product of commuting nonnegative operators

Let $V$ be a real vector space with an inner product and $A,B : V \to V$ linear maps which are self-adjoint nonnegative-definite, i.e. $\langle Ax,y \rangle = \langle x,Ay \rangle$ and $\langle Ax,x ...

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### Deleting “weak homeomorphism” in a Hilbert space

It is well-known that there exists a homeomorphism $h$
from an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space $H$ to $H\setminus\{0\}$.
Does there exist a "weak homeomorphism" $g:H \to H\setminus\{0\}$,
that is, ...

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### RKHSs containing constant functions

Suppose $H$ is the reproducing kernel Hilbert space on a space $X$ with reproducing kernel $K$. If, say, $K - c$ is a positive definite kernel for some $c>0$ then $H$ contains the constant ...

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### Special kind of operators

Consider an operator $A: H \longrightarrow X$ ($H$ is a Hilbert space and $X$ is a Banach space) that has a representation
$$ A = \sum_{j=0}^\infty a_j \langle \cdot, e_j\rangle \cdot x_j,$$
where ...

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### A space parameterizing the choices of orthonormal bases for a Hilbert space

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be an infinite dimensional separable (complex) Hilbert space. What is a natural space which parameterizes the choices of orthonormal bases for $\mathcal{H}$?
It seems like one ...

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### On the self-adjoint part of a quasinilpotent operator

Disclaimer: this is not research-level, but I've read some non research-level questions/answers on quasinilpotent operators here, some of them involving renowned users. So I thought I'd give it a try. ...

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### Do kernels provide a basis for a RKHS?

Let $H$ be a Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space with elements $f:X\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$, with kernel $K(x, y)$. My question is whether, for some choice of $x_i\in X$, it is the case that $u_i:=K(x_i, ...

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### Coercive Symmetric Bilinear form on a Hilbert space

I need to show one of the two following equivalent results. If true, it must be a simple proof but I do not seem to be able to make it work. Thank you in advance.
1) Consider a continuous symmetric ...

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### Decomposing bilinear forms in Hilbert spaces

You are given a complex Hilbert space $H$ with two equivalent Hilbert space structures $<,>$ and $<,>'$. Define $<,>''=<,> + <,>'$ to be the sum of our two scalar ...

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### A doubt about the parts of the spectrum of tensor products

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be any complex Hilbert space of infinite dimensional. By an operator $T$ I mean a linear bounded transformation from $\mathcal{H}$ into $\mathcal{H}$, i.e, ...

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### ordered exponential of unbounded operators

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space,
and let $A_t$ be a family of unbounded positive (self-adjoint) operators on $H$ parametrized by $\mathbb t\in R_{\ge 0}$. Consider the ordinary differential equation
$$
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### Weak versus strong convergence

This is my first time posting.
I am well aware that an $L^2$ weakly converging sequence is not convergent in the corresponding strong topology. However, my question is as follows, do the sequence of ...

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### Can we construct a Hilbert space where the operator following differencial operator is symmetric?

I'd like to know if one can define a pertinent Hilbert space where the operator
$$A_p v := -\frac{1}{2} v" + (vF + v\int_\mathbb{R} Sp + p\int_\mathbb{R} Sv )'$$ is symmetric. Here, $p$ satisfies ...

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### Inequality of von Neumann for more than two contractions

Good morning,
I'm doing the Master 2 Practice at the University of Toulouse 3, France, on the spectral Nevanlinna-Pick interpolation, via operator theory. This problem leads to study the symmetrized ...

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### approximate point spectrum

Good evening,
I have a question concerning the relation between approximate point spectrum and the spectrum of an operator.
Let $T$ be a bounded linear operator of a complex Hilbert space $H.$ The ...

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### is a non-invertible operator a boundary point of the group of invertible operators?

Good evening,
I have a question concerning non-invertible operators.
Let $H$ be a Hilbert space and $T$ a non-invertible bounded operator on $H.$ Is it true that $T$ is the limit of some sequence ...

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### Inner product of linear bounded operators between Hilbert spaces

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Hilbert spaces, and let $L(X,Y)$ be the set of bounded linear operators between Hilbert spaces.
Can we equip $L(X,Y)$ with a natural inner product? I think it should look like
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### Norm functionals of $B(H)$ restricted to sub ven-Neumann algebras [closed]

Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, we know that weak topology over $B(H)$, operator algebra of bounded linear operators from $H$ into $H$, is the topology generated by
$\{\langle \cdot \xi,\eta\rangle:\; ...

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### Topological vector spaces that are isomorphic to their duals

After reviewing the (locally convex)
topological vector spaces that I know,
the only examples I could find where there is an isomorphism from the
space to its (anti)dual, are Hilbert spaces.
So my ...

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### Banach spaces with simple best approximate solutions

Let $\langle V,||.||\rangle$ be a Banach space such that:
$\;\;$ for all continuous linear maps $\: L : V\to V \:$ and members $v$ of $V$, there exists a unqiue member $u$ of $V$
$\;\;$ that ...

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### Geometry of the Hilbert sphere

Let $X$ be the unit sphere in $\ell^2$, i.e. $X=\{x\in\ell^2: \|x\|=1\}$. Let the metric on $X$ be the geodesic metric, i.e. $d(x,y)=\cos^{-1}\langle x,y\rangle$. Call a set a ball-intersection if ...

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### What do we get from an euclidian affine structure ?

Imagine you investigate a set of objects $\mathcal{E}$, and you just realize this that $\mathcal{E}$ possesses an affine structure with respect to some real vector space $\mathcal{V}$ having a scalar ...

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### Domain and exponential of self- adjoint operator

Let $A$ be a self - adjoint operator on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ and let $D(A)$ be its domain. If $\psi \in D(A)$ then $exp(-itA) \psi \in D(A)$ iff $A$ is bounded ?
Thank ...

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### Can an operator have Exp(z) as its characteristic “polynomial”?

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hilbert space, and let $T: \mathcal{H} \rightarrow \mathcal{H}$ be a trace-class operator. Define
$$ f_T(z) = \sum_{i=0}^\infty \mbox{Tr}(\wedge^k T) \cdot z^k, $$
the ...

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### General form of a symplectic map

A symplectic automorphism of a Hilbert space has the form $T=U(\cosh S+J\sinh S)$ for a unitary $U$, an antilinear involution $J$ and a positive operator $S$. In fact a version of this goes through in ...

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### Self-adjoint bounded operator, resolution of the identity, def. of the diagonal

Let $A$ be a self adjoint bounded linear operator with a continuous spectrum
$\sigma(A)=[a,b]$ which acts on a separable Hilbert space. Let
$E_\lambda$ be its resolution of the identity.
For ...

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### Dual operators between Hilbert spaces : With or without riesz representation

Let $X$ and $Y$ be Hilbert spaces over the real numbers (so complex conjugation plays no role, and everything will be linear in the strict sense). Let $f : X \rightarrow Y$ be a linear continuous ...

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### Doubts on Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Spaces and orthogonal decomposition

I'm a CS student and I'm trying to learn RKHS theory to understand the passages made in this paper .
Among the bibliography I'm using there are "On the mathematical fundamentals of learning" and ...

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### What is the orthonormal basis for the Bergman space on the disk?

[EDIT by YC: the original question's title asked about a basis for the Hardy space on the disk. It is clear from the actual question that what was meant was the Bergman space.]
In arXiv:0310.5297, ...

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### Infimum over all vector-valued L^2 spaces

Suppose I have a Banach space $E$ (which may be finite dimensional if you wish), a Hilbert space $H$ and a tensor $\tau \in H\otimes E$ in the algebraic tensor product. There are lots of ways to ...

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### orthonormal basis of eigenvectors for laplacian on a concave polygon

I am interested in the Laplace operator $\Delta$ on a concave polygon.
When the polygon is convex, it is known that $\Delta: H^2(\Omega) \rightarrow L^2(\Omega)$
is boundedly invertible. In addition, ...

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### Hilbert space having all norms (and seminorms) continous.

Suppose I have a Hilbert space $H$ such that every seminorm on $H$ is continuous with respect to the inner-product induced norm. Is $H$ necessarily finite-dimensional? If not, is there an easy ...