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### Perturbative solution to an Eigenvalue Problem with a continuous spectrum

I am trying to find an approximate solution to an eigenvalue equation using techniques from perturbation theory. Roughly speaking, the problem is as follows
$L^s \phi_q^s = \lambda_q^s \phi_q^s$
...

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**1**answer

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### What does $L^\infty_\varepsilon$ mean?

In Volume 4 of Reed and Simon on page 83 the authors refer to the space $(L^\infty(\mathbb{R}^3))_\varepsilon$,
and later on page 119 they use $L^\\infty_\varepsilon$.
Are these two spaces the same? ...

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**1**answer

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### Multiplicity of eigenvalues of the Laplacian on quaternionic projective space

Using the classic spherical harmonics theory, one obtains the $k$-th eigenvalue of the $n$-dimensional round sphere $S^n$ to be $k(k+n-1)$, and its multiplicity is $\binom{n+k}{k}-\binom{n+k-1}{k-1}$, ...

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### What is the relationship amongst all the different kinds of spectra?

The word "spectrum" gets tossed around a lot in mathematics, and there seem to be a number of different concepts to which it applies. There is of course a physical connotation to the word which is ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### laplacian for metrics on $S^n$

It is true that the restiction of the Laplace operator on $\mathbb R^n$ to functions on the sphere is the Laplacian for the round metric on the sphere. Is this true for any Riemannian metric $g$ on ...

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votes

**1**answer

678 views

### Growth of Laplacian eigenvalues on a compact domain?

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a compact Riemannian manifold and let $\Delta$ be the (scalar) Laplace-Beltrami operator on $\\mathcal{M}$. Then $\Delta$ has a discrete spectrum and if we order its distinct ...

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**1**answer

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### First eigenvalue of the Laplacian on Berger spheres

Consider the Hopf fibrations $S^1\to S^{2n+1}\to CP^n$ and $S^3\to S^{4n+3}\to HP^n$. These are Riemannian submersions with totally geodesic fibers. Consider now their canonical variations (the ...

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### Homogeneous linear differential equation system with simple periodical coefficient matrix

Hello, I encountered the following system of linear first-order differential equations:
$y'(z)=A(z) y(z)$
where
$y(z): R \rightarrow R^2$ and
$A(z)=\begin{pmatrix}
0 & B Cos(\alpha z + \Phi_b) ...

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### High multiplicity eigenvalue implies symmetry?

It is well known that on any compact Riemannian symmetric space $X$, the eigenvalues of the Laplacian have very high multiplicity (comparable with the Weyl bound), and the resulting actions ...

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### Symmetric spaces, Horocycle spaces and intertwining operators

Let $G=KAN$ be an Iwasawa decomposition of a connected semisimple Lie group with finite center. Let us assume for simplicity that the associated symmetric space $G/K$ has rank 1.
Harish-Chandras ...

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**1**answer

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### spectra of sums in (Banach) algebras

A similar question was already asked in question titled "Spectra of sums and products in (Banach) algebras [was: Spectrum in Banach Algebra]".
Answer there led me to the following question.
If for ...

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vote

**1**answer

285 views

### Can be this operator extended to an unbounded self-adjoint operator ?

Consider an enumeration $\{q_1,q_2,\ldots\}$ of $\mathbb{Q}\cap [1,\infty)$ and a orthogonal Schauder basis $\{e_1,e_2,\ldots\}$ of $\ell^2(\mathbb{N})$. Define
$Ae_{2k-1}=e_{2k-1}$ and ...

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votes

**1**answer

1k views

### The Guinand-Weil explicit formula without entire function theory

I'll admit from the outset that this question is slightly vague. The actual question appears at the end of the post.
The explicit formula of Guinand and Weil can be written in the following way:
For ...

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votes

**1**answer

416 views

### eigenvalue problem on the geodesic ball of sphere

I have a question about eigenvalue problem on the geodesic ball in $n$-dimensional sphere $\mathbb{S}^n\subset\mathbb{R}^{n+1}$.
Consider the eigenvalue problem in the geodesic ball ...

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298 views

### Is independence meaningful for commutative $C^*$-algebras?

I don't know very much about spectral theory so probably the answer to my question has a basic reference which I would appreciate.
Let's say I have two self-adjoint operators on a Hilbert space and ...

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**1**answer

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### Why is the cuspidal spectrum discrete?

Hi, I have a short question concerning the spectral theory of automorphic forms. What is the main property of the unipotent group $N$, which consist of matrices in the form ...

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443 views

### Localization of Laplacian eigenfunction on the unit square?

Let A be the unit square, $\{u_k\}$ is the set of all L2-normalized Laplacian eigenfunctions with Dirichlet boundary condition. Is it true that for any open subset V, $C_V = \inf\limits_k ...

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### Boundness of Laplacian eigenfunctions

Let $A$ be a bounded domain in $\mathbb R^d$, $d>1$, and $\{u_k\}$ is the set of all $L^2$-normalized Laplacian eigenfunctions on $A$ with Dirichlet boundary condition (i.e., $\|u_k\|_2 = 1$).
Is ...

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votes

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### Can always a family of symmetric real matrices depending smoothly on a real parameter be diagonalized by smooth similarity transformations?

This question is related to another question, but it is definitely not the same.
Is it always possible to diagonalize (at least locally around each point) a family of symmetric real matrices $A(t)$ ...

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votes

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### Boundaries of the eigenvalues of a symmetric matrix (or of its Lapacian)

Given the adjacency matrix $A_{ij}$ of a graph with $N$ vertices and $M$ links (or any binary symmetric matrix of size $N \times N$), is it possible to establish lower and upper boundaries of its ...

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votes

**1**answer

379 views

### orthonormal basis of eigenvectors for laplacian on a concave polygon

I am interested in the Laplace operator $\Delta$ on a concave polygon.
When the polygon is convex, it is known that $\Delta: H^2(\Omega) \rightarrow L^2(\Omega)$
is boundedly invertible. In addition, ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

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### Convergence of eigenvectors

Let $T$ be a compact operator on $l^2$. Let $T_n$ be finite rank operators and $T_n \to T$ in the operator norm. Is it true that the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of $T_n$ converge to eigenvalues and ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

638 views

### Spectral decomposition of the shift operator on $\ell_p(N)$

In this article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decomposition_of_spectrum_(functional_analysis)
spectrum decomposition of the shift operator on $\ell_p(N)$ has been discussed.
Question:
Is it possible ...

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votes

**1**answer

351 views

### Estimating laplace-beltrami spectra for a graph surface in $R^3$

Consider a surface $\Gamma$ in $R^3$. The surface $\Gamma$ is a graph, i.e. $\Gamma = (x,y, h(x,y))$, for $x \in R^2$ and some smooth function $h$, where $h$ and all its derivatives are periodic on ...

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votes

**1**answer

572 views

### Laplace-deRham operator for 1-forms on the sphere

What do the eigenforms of the 1-form Laplace-de Rham operator look like on the 2-sphere, seen as vector fields via the inner product?
For the standard Laplace-de Rham operator on 0-forms (functions) ...

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**1**answer

551 views

### Tridiagonal Matrix

What is the most efficient way to calucate the dominant eigenvector of a real symmetric tridiagonal matrix, and what's the corresponding time complexity bound? Could someone give me a reference for ...

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**2**answers

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### An analogue of Hilbert-Schmidt theorem for multilinear forms

Let $H$ be a (the) real separable Hilbert space. The Hilbert--Schmidt theorem says that a compact self-adjoint operator $A$ has an eigenfunction expansion. Instead of operator, we can think of a ...

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votes

**1**answer

221 views

### Singular values of differences of square matrices

Suppose $A, B \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$. Let $\sigma_1(A),\ldots,\sigma_n(A)$ be the singular values of $A$, and let $\sigma_1(B),\ldots,\sigma_n(B)$ be the singular values of $B$. If I know these ...

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### Nice applications of the spectral theorem?

Most books and courses on linear algebra or functional analysis present at least one version of the spectral theorem (either in finite or infinite dimension) and emphasize its importance to many ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### dominant eigenvector

Hi, everyone! Is there any efficient way to simplify the following tensor product
$X \otimes X + X^T \otimes X^T$, where $X$ is a square $n \times n$ matrix.
My goal is to efficiently compute the ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

521 views

### eigenspace of sum of a non-symmetric matrix and its transpose

Suppose $A$ is a non-symmetric matrix (also, not a normal matrix) with all non-negative eigenvalues. Is there a relation between eigenspace (subspace spanned by eigenvectors) of $A$ and eigenspace of ...

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votes

**3**answers

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### eigenvalues of sum of a non-symmetric matrix and its transpose (A+A^T)

Suppose we have a matrix $M$ such that $M$ is non-symmetric real and has positive eigenvalues. Do we have a relation between eigenvalues/eigenvectors of $(M+M^T)$ and those of $M$?
What if $M$ and ...

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### Eigenvalues of an “oblique diagonal” matrix

I am looking for guidance about the behavior of powers of a particular matrix (call it $A_n$ for $n\ge2$), which has come up in a counting problem about quantum knot mosaics (a good reference for ...

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votes

**0**answers

245 views

### Controlling the Second Eigenvalue of a Schrödinger Operator

Consider a bounded domain $\Omega$ (with smooth boundary) in some Riemannian $n$-manifold $M^n$.
Let $L$ be the operator
$$
L=\Delta+V
$$
where $\Delta$ is the Laplace-beltrami operator on $M$ (so is ...

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votes

**0**answers

247 views

### spectral decomposition for elliptic surfaces?

I'm looking for explicit formulae for the spectral decomposition of $L^2(S)$, where $S$ is an elliptic surface (of complex dimension 2).
To be precise, the elliptic surface I'm looking at is the ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

182 views

### sum of Perron-Frobenius operators

My operator is the transfer operator $P$ on $L^1$ functions defined on compact $X$. It is the pre-dual of the operator $U:L^âˆž \rightarrow L^âˆž$ defined by $U(Ï•)=Ï•\circ f$, for a fixed map f on X. I ...

**1**

vote

**3**answers

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### Leading eigenvalues

If I know about the leading eigenvalues and the eigenfunctions of two operators, is there any result about the leading eigenvalue of the sum of the two operators?

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### Good references for Rigged Hilbert spaces?

Every now and then I attempt to understand better quantum mechanics and quantum field theory, but for a variety of possible reasons, I find it very difficult to read any kind of physicist account, ...

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**2**answers

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### index of a family of Dirac operators in $K^1$

Suppose I have a family of Dirac operators over a compact base space B. From the paper of Atiyah and Singer about skew adjoint Fredholm operators we know that it has an index in $K^1(B)$.
Suppose ...

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**2**answers

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### Conditions for smooth dependence of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix on a set of parameters

Let $A\in\mathcal M_n$ be an $n\times n$ real [symmetric] matrix which depends smoothly on a [finite] set of parameters, $A=A(\xi_1,\ldots,\xi_k)$. We can view it as a smooth function $A:\mathbb ...

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**0**answers

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### Spectrum of an operator arising in a dynamical problem

(Question edited according to Denis Serre comment).
While studying the action of dilating map of the circle on probability measures, I ran across the following operator:
$$\mathcal{K}^* : ...

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votes

**1**answer

758 views

### How “generalized eigenvalues” combine into producing the spectral measure?

Hi... I am wondering how 'eigenvalues' that don't lie in my Hilbert space combine into producing the spectral measure. I study probability and I am quite ignorant in the field of spectral analysis of ...

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548 views

### Does a quantitative version of Fredholm theory exist?

Let $X$ be a Banach space and $K:X\to X$ be a compact operator. If $I+K$ is injective then it is onto and hence the inverse $(I+K)^{-1}$ is bounded. What kind of qualitative or quantitative ...

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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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### Trapped rays bouncing between two convex bodies

At some point during my research I was confronted with this problem, but I did not dedicate serious time to it. Anyway it stayed in the back of my mind and I'm still interested in hints for it. ...

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vote

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### Parametrizing eigenvectors

I'm looking for a proof in the literature of the following fact:
Let $A_t$ be a $C^1$-function of one argument $t \in (a,b)$ taking values in the self-adjoint $N \times N$ matrices. Suppose that for ...

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votes

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### Does there exist a potential which realizes this strange quantum mechanical system?

I have done some courses on quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics in the past. Since I also do math, I wonder about converge issues which are usually not such a problem in physics. One of those ...

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### Perron-Frobenius “inverse eigenvalue problem”

The Perron-Frobenius theorem says that the largest eigenvalue of a positive real matrix (all entries positive) is real. Moreover, that eigenvalue has a positive eigenvector, and it is the only ...

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votes

**1**answer

311 views

### What is the Cheeger constant of a cubical subset of the cubic lattice?

The Cheeger constant of a finite graph measures the "bottleneckedness" of the graph, and is defined as:
$$h(G) := \min\Bigg\lbrace\frac{|\partial A|}{|A|} \Bigg| A\subset V, 0<|A|\leq ...

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votes

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### An experiment on random matrices

A bit unsure if my use/mention of proprietary software might be inappropriate or even frowned upon here. If this is the case, or if this kind of experimental question is not welcome, please let me ...