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Operator Adjoints and Non-Symmetric Inner Products

Let $V$ be a finite dimensional vector space (over $C$ if that makes a difference), and let $T$ be a linear operator on $V$. Now if $(\cdot,\cdot)$ is an inner product on $V$, then it is well-known ...
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Does a dense submodule of a free module always contain a basis?

Let $R$ be a completed normed ring, eg Banach algebra. Suppose that $F$ is a free $R$-module of infinite rank with a norm defined by the square root of sum of all norms of its components. If $F'$ is a ...
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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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Can a self-adjoint operator have a continuous set of eigenvalues?

This should be a trivial question for mathematicians but not for typical physicists. I know that the spectrum of a linear operator on a Banach space splits into the so-called "point," "continuous" ...
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“Frobenius-finite” linear operators on a Hilbert Space

Let $H = L_2(S)$ be the complex Hilbert space over $S$ with the counting measure. (There might be another term for this concept, but) I define a continuous linear operator $L$ on $H$ with matrix ...
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Norm on quotient algebra of a tensor algebra

Suppose you have a finite dimensional real Hilbert space $V$ and you form the tensor algebra $$T(V) = \mathbb{R} \oplus V \oplus (V\otimes V) \oplus (V\otimes V \otimes V) \oplus \cdots$$ where the ...
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Abelianization of GL(H)

This is related to Theo's question about the abelianizations of finite dimensionsal Lie groups. I am interested in a specific (infinite-dimensional) case of the above question. Let H be an ...