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Does positivity preserve compactness? [closed]

Suppose $A$ and $B$ are operators on a (separable) Hilbert space $H$ and $A \leq B$. Is it true that if $B$ is compact then $A$ is compact too? If not, could you please show a counterexample?
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Lower bounds for norms of commutators

For various reasons I became interested in bounds on the norm of commutators of operators. For instance, if $B(H)$ is the algebra of bounded operators on a Hilbert space, one may ask for a lower bound ...
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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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Characterisation of adjoint operators

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $X^*$ denote his dual space. Then, it is well-known that if $T$ is a bounded linear operator on $X$, then $T^*$ is a bounded linear operator on $X^*$. My question is the ...
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Strong relative boundedness argument for the annihilation operator

Could someone please explain to me how to prove that the creation operator $a^*=-\frac{d}{dx} +x$ is the adjoint of the annihilation operator $a=\frac{d}{dx} + x$ in $L^2(\mathbb{R})$? I would guess ...
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Is this operator trace class?

Let $T:H\to H$ be a compact operator on a complex Hilbert space. Assume that $$ \sup_{(e_j)}\sum_j\left|\langle Te_j,e_j\rangle\right|<\infty, $$ where the supremum extends over all orthonormal ...
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Integral representation of the resolvent of a semigroup

Let $T(t)$ be a $C_{0}$-semigroup with the generator $A$. Now, does the so called integral representation of the resolvent $$ (\lambda - A)^{-1} = \int_{0}^{\infty} e^{-t\lambda}T(t) dt $$ hold for ...
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Self-adjoint operator

Assume that $B$ is a self-adjoint operator and $\alpha\in(0,1)$. I need a reference for the following equality $$B^{-\alpha}=\frac{\sin\alpha \pi}{\pi}\int_0^\infty ...
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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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Does Hilbert Transform commute with Function Multiplication modulo Compact on $L^p(R)$?

Define Hilbert Transform (HT) as the convolution with the function $1/x$. E. Stein proves in his book Singular Integrals and Differentiability Properties of Functions that HT, when understood as a ...
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Showing there is a unique spectral measure

All the books I have seen have proved that, for a normal bounded operator $T$, there is a unique spectral measure $E$ such that $\int_{\sigma(T)}^{}\lambda\,dE=T$ by first proving in it for a general ...
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When is the bound in Riesz-Thorin Interpolation Theorem attained?

Let me recall the statement of Riesz-Thorin theorem (see also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riesz%E2%80%93Thorin_theorem). Theorem (Riesz-Thorin): Let $(X,\mu)$ and $(Y,\nu)$ be $\sigma$-finite ...
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Is irreducibility sufficient for uniqueness of invariant distribution for a Feller Semigroup?

Let $(T_t)$ be a strongly continuous semigroup of positive operators on $C(K)$, where $K$ is a compact space. Assume also that $T_t1 =1 $ for every $t\geq 0$. (This is also called a Feller Semigroup.) ...
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Does the generator of a 1-parameter group of Banach space isometries know which elements are entire?

Let $X$ be a complex Banach space. Let $(\sigma_t)_{t \in \mathbb{R}}$ be a 1-parameter group of linear isometries of $X$ which is strongly continuous i.e. $t \mapsto \sigma_t(x)$ is continuous for ...
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Positive kernel property

Let $k:[0,1]^2\rightarrow (0,+\infty)$ be a continuous function and let $f,g:[0,1]\rightarrow (0,+\infty)$ be measurable functions. We assume that $$\forall x\in [0,1],\quad f(x)=\int_0^1 k(x,y) g(y) ...
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Examples of special isometries

Are there examples of (distinct) Hilbert spaces $H_1$=$(H,\langle\cdot,\cdot\rangle_1)$, $H_2 $=$(H,\langle\cdot,\cdot\rangle_2)$ and a linear operator $V: H_1\to H_2$ such that $V^n: H_1\to H_2$ is ...
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Strictly convex renormings making power bounded operators into contractions

Let $X$ be a Banach space and let $T$ be a power bounded linear operator on $X$ (i.e. $\sup_{n\ge0}\|T^n\|_{op}<\infty$). We can of course define an equivalent norm $\|\cdot\|'$ on $X$ so that ...
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Self-Adjointness for Banach Spaces

Good evening. Is there a reasonable notion of being self-adjoint for the adjoint operator on Banach Spaces? Kind regards, Alex
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Constant in Maximal sobolev regularity

We know the following evolution equation \begin{equation} \left\{ \begin{array}{llc} v_t=A v+f,\\ v(0)=0. \end{array} \right. \end{equation} $A$ generates a bounded analytic semigroup on a Banach ...
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norm of the matrix series

The goal is to obtain an upper bound for the norm of the vector $$ \left\|\sum\limits_{k=0}^{\infty}(I−A)^kAw_k\right\| $$ for any symmetric matrix $A\in{\mathbb R}^{n×n}$ which $0\preceq A\preceq I$ ...
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Is a semigroup always an exponential?

Let $H$ be a Banach space, $\mathscr{B}(H)=\{T:H\to H: \text{where $T$ is a bounded linear operator}\}$, and $S:[0,\infty)\to \mathscr{B}(H)$, a map with the following properties: $$ S(0)=I, \quad ...
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Is the Szego projection on a codim-$k$ CR manifold an integral operator?

The Szego projection on a CR manifold $M$ is defined to be the orthogonal projection from $L^2(M)$ to the closed subspace $H^2(M),$ where $$H^2(M) = \{f \in L^2(M)\ |\ \bar{\partial}_{b}f = 0\ ...
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If two projections are close, then they are unitarily equivalent

Given two projections $p,q\in B(H)$, it is well-known that if $\|p-q\|<1$, then there exists a unitary $u\in B(H)$ with $q=upu^*$. The proof that immediately occurs to me uses comparison of ...
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About the trace class operators and their motivation

What is the motivation for trace class operators? Can any body suggest the most general and standard reference that includes Schatten p class operators as well. I have following references ...
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definition of accretive operator

A relation T with domain and range in a Hilbert space is said to be accretive if the transformation $ (T − \lambda)/(T + \bar \lambda\ ) $ with domain and range in the Hilbert space is contractive for ...
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Essential unitary equivalence

Let us agree that heuristic meaning of the word "essential" is: up to compact operator. There is clear notion of unitary equivalent operators. What is the proper notion of two operators being ...
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Expression of a non-orthogonal projection in a $C^*$ algebra via an orthogonal one

A paper I'm currently reading uses the following fact. If $A$ is a unital $C^*$-algebra, $P=P^2\in A$, then there are $T, F\in A$ s.t. $F$ is an orthogonal projection ($F=F^*=F^2$) and ...
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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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Is $\mathcal{B}^{\mathbb{Z}}(l^\infty(\mathbb{Z}))$ a commutative algebra?

Consider $l^\infty(\mathbb{Z})$ the Banach space of bounded complex valued functions on the abelian group $\mathbb{Z}$ with the supremum norm. It has a natural action by $\mathbb{Z}$ given by ...
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Compact integral operator

I have a question regarding compact integral operators on $L^{2}({\Omega})$ with $\Omega$ a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R^{n}}$ Suppose we are given $T$ from $L^{2}(\Omega)$ to $L^{2}(\Omega)$ as ...
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Spectrum of an operator from Transpose sum

I was wondering if there is anything we can know about the spectrum of an operator $A$ if we know that $M = A + A^{T}$ is a positive operator?
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Given a subdomain of GL(n), when is the map from matrices to their matrices of eigenvectors a diffeomorphism?

I'm wondering if there are any general conditions on a subdomain of $GL(n)$, which would guarantee that the map from a matrix to its matrix of eigenvectors is a diffeomorphism. For example, given a ...
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series representation for *un*bounded perturbations of semigroup generators

Let $A$ generate an analytic $C_0$-semigroup on a Banach space $X$ and $B$ be a relatively compact perturbation, i.e., $B$ is compact as an operator from $D(A)$ (with the graph norm) to $X$. Then ...
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Question on structure of von Neumann algebras, clarification in Conway's “A course in operator theory”

I was reading the section on the structure of type I von Neumann algebras in John B. Conway's "A course in operator theory" and a few questions about certain definitions and references arose, I was ...
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A version of the spectral theorem for group actions

Suppose $G$ is a sufficiently nice (maybe locally compact and abelian) group which acts on the separable Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ by unitary transformations. Is there a generalization of the ...
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Versions of the spectral theorem

Since any $C^*$-algebra can be represented as an algebra of bounded operators $\mathcal{B(H)}$ on a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$, the spectral theorem applies to all $C^*$-algebras: ($*$) ...
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How to transform matrix to this form by unitary transformation?

Without loss of gernerality, we can only consider $n$-dimensional diagonal matrix $M$ whose elements are all nonnegative, i.e. $$M=\operatorname{diag}(m_1,m_2,\cdots,m_n)\ (m_i \geq 0).$$ Then is ...
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A.C. spectrum of the non additive perturbation BAB of a self-adjoint operator A where B is strictly positive

If have the following problem: Let $A : \mathcal{H} \to \mathcal{H}$ be a bounded, self-adjoint operator on some Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$. Let $B: \mathcal{H} \to \mathcal{H}$ be a bounded, ...
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extending compact operators to c0

Lindenstrauss has the following paper: http://www.ams.org/journals/bull/1962-68-05/S0002-9904-1962-10787-3/S0002-9904-1962-10787-3.pdf I would like to see the proof for the following theorem (from ...
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A generalization of strictly upper triangular matrces

Let $A = [a_{ij}]_{n\times n}$ be a real matrix with the property $a_{ij}a_{ji} = 0$. What can be said about the eigenvalues of$A$ ? I want to know when $A$ is non-singular and when $A$ is nilpotent. ...
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Is an exact operator, unitary equivalent to a banded operator?

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space and $B(H)$ the algebra of bounded operators. Definition : Let $(e_{n})_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ be an orthonormal basis. $T \in B(H)$ is ...
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Is there a proof that the $C^{*}$-algebras don't see the invariant subspace problem?

This post is an appendix of this one. Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space and $B(H)$ the algebra of bounded operators. Invariant subspace problem: Let $T \in B(H)$. Is ...
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About generator and isomorphism problems for free groups operator algebras

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space. The $C^{*}$-algebras and von Neumann here unital and subalgebras of $B(H)$. Definition : Let $\mathcal{A}$ be $C^{*}$-algebra (resp. a ...
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Is there an operator algebraic reformulation of the invariant subspace problem?

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space and $B(H)$ the algebra of bounded operators. Invariant subspace problem: Let $T \in B(H)$. Is there a non-trivial closed $T$-invariant ...
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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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Kadison-Singer problem

The Kadison-Singer problem is the following statement: for any $\epsilon >0$, there exists $r\in \mathbb N$ such that for any bounded operator $A$ on $\ell^2(\mathbb Z)$, there exists a partition ...
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Do the banded operators check the invariant subspace problem?

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space and $B(H)$ the algebra of bounded operators. Invariant subspace problem: Let $T \in B(H)$. Is there a non-trivial closed $T$-invariant ...
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Resource on Infinite Systems of Difference Equations

I have asked this question previously at Math.stackexchange, but it seems to receive little attention there. In my efforts (somewhere on the boundary of discrete mathematics and theoretical computer ...
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Is there an irreducible, noncompact commuting, nonnormal operator, with spectrum strictly continuous?

Let $H$ be an infinite dimensional separable Hilbert space. Definition: The commutant $\mathcal{S}'$ of a subset $\mathcal{S} \subset B(H)$ is $ \{A \in B(H) : AB=BA \ , \ \forall B \in \mathcal{S} ...
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purely point spectrum as compactness of orbits

Let $U$ be a unitary operator in a complex separable Hilbert space $H$. Assume that for any vector $x$ its orbit $\{x,Ux,U^2x,\dots\}$ is precompact in $X$ (i.e. closure is compact). Then there exists ...