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### Can the graph Laplacian be well approximated by a Laplace-Beltrami operator?

It seems rather well known that given a Laplace-Beltrami operator $\mathcal{L}_{M}$ on a manifold $M$ we can approximate its spectrum by that of a graph Laplacian $L_{G}$ for some $G$ (where $G$ is ...

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### Lp estimate for resolvent of Laplace operator

Consider for $1<p<\infty$ operator $A_p:L_p(0,1)\to L_p(0,1), \ D(A_p)=\{u\in W^2_p(0,1): u'(0)=u'(1)=0\}, \ A_pu=u''$, i.e. $L_p$-realisation of the Laplace operator with Neumann bcd on the ...

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### Spectrum of this ODE

I noticed something interesting studying this Sturm-Liouville Problem:
$$ \frac{d}{dx}\left(\sqrt{(1-x^{2})}\frac{df}{dx} \right)+\frac{\left(n \alpha x+\alpha^2 x^{2} + ...

**0**

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### Equivalence of Positive Matrix in Infinite Dimensional Vector Space

What is the corresponding linear operator on an infinite dimensional vector space, say a Banach space or Hilbert space, to the nonnegative matrix on a finite dimensional vector space? What is the ...

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### Origins of the Jacobi matrix

I have several questions concerning history of Jacobi matrices.
Does anybody know why the Jacobi matrix (=symmetric tridiagonal matrix) is named by Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi? What was his contribution ...

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### Error in trace of operator

Imagine you have a Schroedinger operator $H:=-\frac{d^2}{dx^2}+V$ with $V \in C[a,b]$ on some compact interval $[a,b]$. The boundary conditions are supposed to be taken in such a way that this ...

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### Some explanation about Dynin's formalism

I have seen this claim on the Wikipedia page for the Yang-Mills Millenium problem by Alexander Dynin. He is a mathematician working at the Department of Mathematics of Ohio State University and so, I ...

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### Decay of Eigenfunctions for the 1D Discrete Random Schrodinger Operators

Consider the operator on $\ell^2(\mathbb{Z})$
$$
H = \Delta + v.
$$ Here $\Delta$ is the nearest neighbour Laplacian on $\mathbb{Z}$, $\Delta_{k, \ell} =1 $ if $|k - \ell| =1 $ and zero otherwise, ...

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### Asymptotic behavior of Schrödinger operators

I am currently dealing with $1$ or at most $2$-dimensional SchrÃ¶dinger operators on compact domains. A classical result of spectral theory is the Weyl approximations for this operator
$H = -\Delta ...

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### Cauchy-Schwarz type formula for positive integral operator

This question arises when I am reading Klainerman&Machedon's paper "On the Uniqueness of Solutions to the Gross-Pitaevskii Hierarchy". The author made a comment on page 3, which in effect is as ...

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### Integral representation of joint projection valued measures

Given two positive $\sigma$-finite measures $\mu_{1/2}$ on the spaces $X_{1/2}$ one can define the product measure $\mu_1\otimes\mu_2$ on the product space $X_1\times X_2$. It can be proved that the ...

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### Reference Request: Generalization of spectral theory to symmetric KL divergence type metrics?

Spectral theory(Courant Fischer Theorem) provides a definition of the spectrum in term of the minima/maxima of the rayleigh coefficient of a matrix. So I can say that kth eigenvector and associated ...

**0**

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### Legendre differential equation with additional term

In an application I encountered the ODE
$$ \left( {x}^{2}-1 \right) {\frac {{\rm d}^{2}}{{\rm d}{x}^{2}}}f
\left( x \right) +x \left( {\frac {\rm d}{{\rm d}x}}f \left( x
\right) \right) \left( ...

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### Adjoint of sum of two operators. Kato-Rellich

Let $A$ be self-adjoint and $B$ be symmetric with $A$-bound less than $1$. By Kato-Rellich, I know that $(A+B)^*=A+B$. Could I also get something like $(A+iB)^*=A-iB$ or is there a counterexample to ...

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### When is the group algebra $L^1(G)$ semisimple?

Let $G$ be locally compact group. Define group algebra as
$$L^1(G)=\{f\colon G\to\Bbb{C}\mid\int\lvert f(x)\rvert\, dx<\infty\}$$
with convolution product. When is the group algebra $L^1(G)$ ...

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### Is the exponential Mathieu operator trace-class?

Let $H \psi(x) = -\frac{d^2}{dx^2} \psi(x) - \alpha \cos(x) \psi(x)$ on $[0,2\pi]$
be the Mathieu operator ( according to Mathieu's ODE). My question is: Do we know whether $U(t):=e^{-tH}$ for some ...

**0**

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**1**answer

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### Existence of a real eigenvalue

I have a matrix $M \in \mathbb{R}^{(n+1) \times (n+1)}$ that is tridiagonal.
In numerical computations I found out that I always find a real eigenvalue. My question is: Is there a theorem that ...

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vote

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352 views

### Spectrum of Mathieu equation

I have the differential equation $-f''(x)-q \cos(x) f(x) = \lambda f(x)$ and I want to find all the eigenvalues of this equation analytically on $[0,2\pi]$ that satisfy the boundary condition $f(0) = ...

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### Is the structure constant additive on connected components?

Let $M$ be a Riemann surface and $\mu$ a metric on it, which could be non-compact. Moreover let $\Delta_{\mu,\,M}$ be the Laplacian on $M$ induced by $\mu$ and $\mathrm{det}^*(\Delta_{\mu,\,M})$ its ...

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### Who first used the multiplication operator version of spectral theory

This is another history question.
Hilbert phrased the spectral theorem in terms of resolutions of the identity.
While this remained the form of Stone and von Neumann, they did also have the ...

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**1**answer

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### Spectral norm tail bound of a correlated random matrix

I am looking for the tail bound of spectral norm for certain type of random matrix.
Let's say we have a $n\times n$ symmetric random matrix $R$, and for each entry $R_{ij}$, we have that
$$
...

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votes

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### On a characterization of some subsets

Let $X$ be a Banach space. $A$ is a linear closed and densely defined operator and $S$ is a bounded invertible operator. What' s the relation between $\sigma_{e,S}(\lambda S - A)$ and ...

**0**

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### Using Marchenko - Pastur type Theorems on Regression Analysis

Sometimes when doing regression analysis, we estimate our function $g(x) = E(Y |X =x )$ using an orthonormal series, and in particular we use an approximate series $g_{p_n}(x) = \sum_{k=1}^{p_n} ...

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### Spectral gap of unitary representation

Does anyone know any book or article proving that the unitary representation $\pi$ of $SL(2,\mathbb{R})$ into $L^2(SL(2,\mathbb{R}))$ has spectral gap? And what happens if we replace ...

**0**

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**1**answer

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### Spectrum of an angular-momentum related operator

Could someone please give me a reference for the eigenvalues and eigenstates of operators related to the angular momentum of a spinless, non-relativistic 2-D quantum particle?
In particular, I'm ...

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### Recovering Spherical Harmonics from Discrete Samples

Consider a collection of $N$ points on the 2-sphere chosen uniformly at random. Let's say that there's an edge between two such vertices if their geodesic distance is less than $r_N$. The resulting ...

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### Neighborhood overlap matrix for a bipartite graph

Let $G$ be an undirected, simple, bipartite graph with parts $V$ (having $n$ vertices) and $W$ (having $m$ vertices). Define the following $n$-by-$n$ matrix: for any $i,j \in V$, $$a_{ij} = |N_i \cap ...

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### interpretation of generalized eigenvalue/vectors in spectral graph theory

Let us say I have a symmetric graph adjacency matrix A, a degree matrix D, a laplacian L (D-A). I have a generalized eigenvalue equation $Av=\lambda Lv$. Does the eigenvalue/vectors produced in this ...

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### How can I find the spectrum of this operator?

I've posted this now in on /r/math on math.se to no avail. Maybe this problem is harder than I thought and you folks can help me out.
I'm working on a variational problem in elasticity which ...

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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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### Phillips-Sarnak conjecture in higher dimension

The Phillips-Sarnak conjecture states that for a generic Fuchsian lattice the space of Maass cusp forms is finite-dimensional. Generic here means in particular non-uniform, non-arithmetic, no special ...

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### Laplacian on manifolds with corners

So far I've studied smooth riemannian manifolds and the Laplace-Beltrami operator associated to it. Therefore I know basic theorems like Stoke's theorem, divergence theorem, green's identities etc. ...

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### Solving a Fredholm equation with a piecewise kernel : Karhunen-Loeve of a stopped Brownian motion

Is there a way to solve analytically the Fredholm integral equation of the second kind
$$
\int_0^{100} K(s, t) f(s) ds = \lambda f(t)
$$
where the kernel has the piecewise 'linear' form
\begin{align}
...

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### An optimization problem on the sphere

Let $S$ be a sphere centered at origin in $\Bbb R^{2n}$ of radius $\sqrt{2n}$. Let $D$ be a diagonal matrix. Let $U$ be an orthogonal matrix. Let $r\in\Bbb Z_+$ be a fixed integer.
Let vector ...

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**0**answers

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### Anderson localization for non-i.i.d. potentials

Consider a random potential $V$ on edges of $\mathbb{Z}$ defined in the following way:
a) each edge starts with an i.i.d. $0$ or $1$
b) each edge chooses its new potential value according to some ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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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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vote

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### wavefront is a coisotropic

I'm thinking about the following example: Let $u_k:=e^{i(kx_1+k^2x_2)}$, where $k\in\mathbb{N}$ and $x_1,x_2\in\mathbb{R}$. Then for the sequence $h_k:=1/(k\sqrt{1+k^2})$ ($h_k\rightarrow0$ as ...

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### Fractional power and norm's operators

Let $T$ be a linear densely defined operator on a Hilbert space $H$ and $L$ be a selfadjoint operator with discrete spectrum such that $L^{-1}$ is bounded
and $$\|Tf\| \leq \Phi_{\eta}(f) + \eta ...

**0**

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**1**answer

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### Does spectral theory assume separability

On an infinite dimensional space, the spectral theorem for compact normal operators says that the eigenvectors form an orthonormal basis which, from wikipedia, is equivalent to the space being ...

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**1**answer

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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.)
...

**0**

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### Gordon Lemma for Jacobi operators

The Gordon lemma is a useful tool in the theory of 1-D discrete time-independent SchrÃ¶dinger operators that exploits local repetition in the potential to prove absence of point spectrum.
Has anyone ...

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### Has Witten's perturbation on de Rham complex been studied on other elliptic complexes?

In his famous work, Supersymmetry and Morse theory, Witten perturbs de Rham complex by perturbing the exterior derivative
$$d_h=e^{-ht}de^{ht}.$$
And he proves Morse inequality using some spectral ...

**0**

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**0**answers

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### Vanishing of non commutative ( Wodzicki) residue on pseudo differential projections

Its a known fact that the non-commutative (Wodzicki) residue of a pseudo-differential projection is always zero.
My question is:
Is it possible to get this result by looking at structure of the ...

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votes

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### What is the right initial domain for the Dirichlet-Laplacian on a bounded domain?

Given some bounded domain $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ with sufficiently regular boundary (e.g. smooth boundary). Then I saw two slightly different definitions for the Dirichlet-Laplacian.
Some books ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Relation of Hodge Theorem to Eigenfunction Basis of Laplacian

The classical Hodge theorem I know of relates the de Rham cohomology groups isomorphically to the space of harmonic forms and shows that $Id=\pi+\Delta G$, where $\pi$ is the harmonic projection of ...

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votes

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### Schrodinger's equation via Spectral Theorem

How do you prove basic facts on the Schrodinger equation using the spectral theorem? More precisely, here is what I have in mind.
The version of the Spectral Theorem I am familiar with is the ...

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### Classes for which the Spectrum determines a Convex Shape

Given a planar domain $\Omega \subset \Bbb{R}^2$ bounded and open we can associate to it the spectrum of the Laplace operator with Dirichlet boundary condition. It is known that there are planar ...

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### Relation of spectrum

Let $X$ denotes a complex $C^*$-algebra and $\{Z(t)\}_{t\geq 0}$ is a $C_0$-Semigroup of operators on $X$. If for $x\in X$, I have $x=x^*$ (x is selfadjoint), and its spectrum $\sigma(x)\subset ...

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### Spectrum of Laplacian in non-compact manifolds

What can be said about the spectrum of the Laplace-Beltrami operator on a non-compact, complete Riemannian manifold of finite volume? For example, is the point spectrum non-empty?
What would be a ...

**0**

votes

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### Spectral measure and Stone's theorem

Let $T$ be an unbounded self-adjoint operator on a Hilbert space and let $E(\lambda )$ be the associated spectral measure and $R(\lambda ) = (T-\lambda )^{-1}$ the resolvent. By Stone's theorem we ...