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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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votes

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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 ...