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Krein Milman theorem without the axiom of choice

The Krein-Milman theorem asserts that in a locally convex topological vector space, a nonvoid compact convex subset is the closed convex envelope of its extreme points. But I would like to know when ...
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Heat equation and evolution of number of critical points

Let $u_0$ be a smooth function on the unit sphere $S^1$ and assume that $u(t,x)$ is a smooth solution of the heat equation with initial data $u(0,x)=u_0(x)$. How one can apply the maximum principle to ...
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Functional Calculus and Fredholm index

Let $-\Delta: W^{2,2} \subset L^2(\mathbb{S}^2) \rightarrow L^2(\mathbb{S}^2)$. Then it is "easy" to show that $-\Delta $ is self-adjoint. Now, I am looking for closed operators $T$ and $T^*$ of order ...
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About a completion of a Sobolev space

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded smooth domain and define $\mathcal{C} = \Omega \times (0,\infty)$. Below, $x$ refers to the variable in $\Omega$ and $y$ to the variable in $(0,\infty)$. The map ...
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Lusternik-Schnirelmann Theorem

In various paper i found this: But i don't find this theorem of Lusternik-Schnirelmann, have you an idea where i can find this theorem, the condition? Thank you.
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Equivalence of Gaussian measures

Let $H$ be a separable Hilbert space and $N(0, C)$ and $N(0, D)$ be Gaussian measures on it. Further, for each $v \in H$, define $R_v = \frac{\left\langle v,Cv \right\rangle}{\left\langle v,Dv ...
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Number of critical points of smooth functions on $S^1$

Let $u$ be a smooth function on the unit circle $S^1$ such that $\int_{S^1}ux_j=0$, for $j=1,2$. Is the number of critical points of $u$ strictly bigger than 2?
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On a variant of Eidelheit's theorem

A theorem of Eidelheit from 1940's asserts that two Banach spaces $X$ and $Y$ are isomorphic if and only if $L(X)$ and $L(Y)$, the algebras of all bounded linear operators, are isomorphic as Banach ...
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James' theorem—going from the separable case to the general case

Consider the following famous theorem by Robert C. James (1964): Let $X$ be a Banach space over $\mathbb R$ and $C$ a non-empty, bounded, weakly closed subset. Then, $C$ is weakly compact if and ...
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Decompose the Laplacian

Is there a way to write the negative Laplacian on the 2-sphere as a decomposition of an operator $A$ and its adjoint $A^*$? I am interested in finding such a decomposition, but I could not get one by ...
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Subadditivity of the square root for matrices

For positive numbers $a$ and $b$ we have the inequality $\sqrt{a+b} \leqslant \sqrt{a} + \sqrt{b}$. Is it true that the same holds if we take $a$ and $b$ to be positive semidefinite matrices? If not, ...
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Survey on functional equations and inequalities

Where can I find a comprehensive survey monograph on functional equations and inequalities from sketch to current research trends with some focus on applications (both inside and outside mathematics)? ...
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Witten index non-trivial in the context of Quantum Mechanics?

Let $H$ be a self-adjoint Hamiltonian and $H$ admits a decomposition into closed operators $D,D^*$, such that we have $H = D^*D$. I will now consider the one-dimensional case on a compact set: So ...
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Fractional Sobolev space on compact manifold as integral

Is it possible to define the fractional Sobolev space $H^{\frac 12}(M)$ on a compact (closed) Riemannian manifold $M$ as the set of $u \in L^2(M)$ such that $$\int_M\int_M ...
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A calculus question related to the nonnegative definite functions

I am looking for some sufficient conditions for an even, continuous, nonnegative, non increasing function $f(x)$ on $R$ such that $$ \int_0^\infty \cos(xz) f(z) d z \ge 0 \qquad\text{for all $x\ge ...
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What is the idea behind interpolation spaces?

I am working through a text on Numerics for SPDEs and there the concept an interpolation (Hilbert-)space associated to an operator is used. To be specific: Definition. Let $H$ be an ...
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Hilbert space vector representation for data in a metric space. Where am i wrong in this experiment?

Consider the function space $M$ such that all its elements are of bounded variation, square integrable and of unit norm. An equivalence class is defined over this set as, $f \sim g$ iff for some ...
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$\epsilon$-nearly isoclinic

Question: Two $k$-dimensional subspaces $W_1,W_2$ with associated orthogonal projections $P_1, P_2$ are isoclinic with parameter $\lambda \ge 0$ if $P_1P_2P_1=\lambda P_1$ and $P_2P_1P_2=\lambda P_2$. ...
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Friedrichs/Poincare inequality on $S_n \times (0,\infty)$?

Should I expect the following Friedrichs/Poincare inequality to hold for $u \in C^\infty(S_n \times (0,\infty))$ with $u(x,0) = 0$: $$\int_{S_n \times (0,\infty)}|u|^2 \leq C\int_{S_n \times ...
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Estimating the kernel of Poisson semigroup $e^{-z\sqrt{-\Delta}}$ for complex $z$

Let $f(z,a)$ be an analytic function on $C^+=\{\Re z>0\}$ for each fixed $a>0$, and we have the following (weaker) estimates $$ |f(re^{i\theta},a)|\leq C (r\cos\theta)^{-n}, ...
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When is a Parseval frame an orthonormal basis? [closed]

every orthonormal basis is a parseval frame. but what about the converse in the finite dimensional case? Let's say $H$ is a n-dimensional Hilbert space and $a_1,..,a_n$ a parseval frame. then, of ...
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Inner and extendible automorphisms of C*-algebras

If an automorphism $\alpha$ of a C*-algebra $A$ is inner then whenever $A$ is a subalgebra of another C*-algebra $B$, $\alpha$ obviously extends to $B$. Is the converse true: if an automorphism ...
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Poincare inequality on balls to arbitrary open subset of manifolds

Let $M$ be an n-dim compact Riemannian manifold with $Ric \geqslant -(n-1)$, it's well known that the following Poincare inequality holds for any function $f\in W^{1,2}(M)$ $$ \frac{1}{m(B)}\int_B ...
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Almost sure convergence and weak star convergence

Let $(f_n)_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ be a sequence of nonnegative measurable functions in $L_1[0,1]$. Assume that $$f_n \to f, a.e.$$ and $$\int f_n h \to \int g h, \forall h \in C[0,1].$$ Question: Do we ...
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The category of discontinuous Banach spaces

A banach space is discontinuous if it is isometric to $DC(X)$ for some Hausdorff topological space $X$. ($DC(X)$ is defined here. We denote by $DBan$, the category of all discontinuous ...
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Looking for some function

Is there a continuous function $F: R\to R$ such that $F$ is a surjection but not an injection, $F(Q)\subset Q$ and the restriction $F: Q\to Q$ is an injection, but not a surjection. Here $Q$ denotes ...
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Norm condition in a Banach lattice

Consider the following "condition (J)" on the norm of a (real or complex) Banach lattice $E$: whenever $x$ and $y$ are disjoint (i.e., $|x|\wedge |y|=0$) then $\|x+y\|+\|x-y\|=2\|x\|+2\|y\|$. ...
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Connection between the Fourier transform of f and |f|

If $f\in L^p(R)$ with $1\leq p\leq 2$, then Hausdorff-Young inequality implies that the Fourier transform $\widehat{f}\in L^{p'}$, $p'$ is the dual exponent of $p$, and $$ ...
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$C^*$-algebra generated by those operators that are bounded on every $\ell_p$

Suppose $T: c_{00} \to c_{00}$ is a linear map such that, when regarded as an infinite matrix, there is a uniform bound on the $\ell_1$-norms of its columns, and a uniform bound on the $\ell_1$-norms ...
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Is logarithmic convexity of the heat kernel with complex time a general fact?

Suppose $H$ is a non-negative self-adjoint operator acting on $L^2(\mathbb{R}^n)$, and generates an analytic semigroup with kernel satisfying a Gaussian upper bound, i.e., if we denote $K(t,x,y)$ the ...
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Is Akcoglu's theorem for power bounded positive operators still an open problem?

I am reading Ulrich Krengel's book, Ergodic Theorems; the theorem of Akcoglu's he mentions of is on page 189, theorem 2.5. " If $T$ is a positive contraction in a space $L_p$ with $1<p<\infty$, ...
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The norm of a Finite Hilbert matrix

Let $H$ be an $n\times n$ Hilbert matrix, $$h_{ij}=(i+j-1)^{-1}.$$ The matrix $p$-norm corresponding to the p-norm for vectors is: $\left \| A \right \| _p = \sup \limits _{x \ne 0} \frac{\left ...
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density of affine functions in $H_0^1$ [closed]

Good evening, I want to find a proof of the following theorem. whether $K$ = {$ u \in H_0^1$ : with u piecewise affine function}. then $\overline{K}=H_0^1$
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Reference request : Grothendieck's topological space valued integral

As I am learning the different kind of Banach space valued integrals (Pettis, Bochner), I know that Grothendieck made a "mémoire" in his youth about this topic, but I don't know if it is available ...
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Probability, Topology, functional analysis problem

Consider the coarsest topology on the space of functions, whose value at a point is a probability measure on a polish space $S$, s.t. the follwoing function is continuous : $$\nu(.) \to \int_{0}^{T} ...
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(Un)bounded Geometry and Sobolev Spaces

This post is related to this and this post. It is known that on a complete Riemannian manifold, the space $C^\infty_c(M)$ is generally not dense in the Sobolev spaces $W^{k, p}(M)$ ($1 \leq p < ...
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Bounded functions dense in Sobolev Spaces

Let $M$ be a complete Riemannian manifold. Is it always true that the subspace $C^2_b(M)\cap W^{2,p}(M)$ is dense in $W^{2, p}(M)$, where $C^2_b(M)$ denotes the space of functions that are uniformly ...
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The functional $L(\varphi)=\int_0^{2\pi}\frac{\sqrt{1-\varphi^2-(\varphi')^2}}{1-\varphi^2}d\theta$

Consider the $2\pi$-periodic inner product space $L^2[0,2\pi]$. Let $F\triangleq\{f\in L^2[0,2\pi]|f(\theta)>0,(f(\theta),\cos\theta)=(f(\theta),\sin\theta)=0\}$. Let $G\triangleq\{\varphi\in ...
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Banach space of discontinuous functions on a product space

Edit: According to comments of Eric Wofsy and Yemon Choi I edit the question. For a (compact) topological space $X$, we put $A=\{f:X\to \mathbb{C}\mid f\text{ is bounded}\}$. We define a ...
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A bilinear estimate in Lp space

Let $\varphi(D)$ be a Fourier multiplier with symbol $\varphi(\xi) = \xi/(1+|\xi|^2)$. It's easy to prove that \begin{equation} \|\varphi(D)u^2\|_{H^s(R)}\lesssim \|u\|^2_{H^s(R)} \quad (*) ...
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Calculus of variation

This is probably simple but I'm stuck somewhere. I am trying to solve the calculus of variation problem that arise in an applied field: $$\min_{f \in C^1} \int^1_0 \int^1_0 (x-y)^2f(x,y)dxdy$$ ...
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Non-reflexive linear subspace

We know that if X infinite dimensional normed space, then weak topology smaller than normed topology. This is my problem(from russian textbook of Bogachev-Smolyanov, Functional Analysis) : Let X be ...
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Nearly injective Banach spaces

There was a problem about nearly injective metric spaces posed by Aronszajn and Panitchpakdi which I actually solved in the past but it still remains open (as long as I know) for the Banach spaces--so ...
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Convergence of solutions of the volterra integral equation with convergent kernels

Consider the following Volterra integral equation $$ g(t) = \int_0^t K_n(t,s)w_n(s) ds $$ where g(t) and K_n(t,s) are continuous and $K_n(t,s)\geq K_{n+1}(t,s)$ for all $t,s$. Moreover, $K_n(t,s)$ ...
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Continuity of central point operation

Stanisław Mazur and Stanisław Ulam, in their joint paper, characterized the mid-point $\ \frac{a+b}2\ $ in a Banach space in pure metric terms (without algebra). This allowed them to show that any two ...
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Sobolev space and trace theorems on a non-compact Riemannian manifold with boundary ($M \times (0,\infty)$)

Let $M \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a $C^k$ ($k \geq 2$) compact hypersurface of dimension $n-1$ without boundary. Consider $X=M \times (0,\infty)$ which has boundary $\partial X = M \times \{0\}$. I am ...
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Dual or pre-dual of BV

Was there any relevant work to determine the dual (or more likely the predual) of the space of bounded variation functions $BV(\mathbb{R}^n)$ (I recall the definition : a function in ...
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Caffarelli-Silvestre extension definition of fractional Laplace-Beltrami on hypersurface

Let $\Gamma \subset \mathbb{R}^{n+1}$ be a $n$-dimensional (closed) $C^k$-hypersurface. Consider the problem $$\nabla_\Gamma \cdot (y^{1-2s}\nabla_\Gamma u)(x,y) =0 \quad \text{for $(x,y) \in \Gamma ...
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How to solve this differential equation with an infinite sum?

I would like to find solutions of the following differential equation: $ \sum_{1}^{\infty} a_n f(nx) + f''(x)+ x^2 f(x)=\lambda f(x)$ For example in space of function from $\mathbb R^*$ to $\mathbb ...
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Existence of solution to weak form of linear equation with boundary integral (parabolic PDE)

Let $W(0,T) := \{ u \in L^2(0,T;H^{\frac 12}(\partial\Omega)) \mid u_t \in L^2(0,T;H^{-\frac{1}{2}}(\partial\Omega))\}$. Let $\gamma$ and $\xi$ denote the trace map and its right inverse. Does there ...