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### Spectral properties of the Laplace operator and topological properties

Suppose that $M$ is a closed Riemannian manifold: one can construct the so called Laplace-Beltrami operator on $M$. Its spectrum contains some information of the underlying manifold: for example its ...

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### Progress on isospectral plane domains

Has there been any progress on the smooth isospectral plane domains for Laplacian problem with Dirichlet data? In particular, are there known examples of domains which are isospectral to the unit ...

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### Horn's spectrum problem with random Hermitian matrices

An important problem in matrix analysis, completely solved in the early 2000's by A. Knutson & T. Tao (The honeycomb model of GLn(C) tensor products. I. Proof of the
saturation conjecture. J. ...

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### Two proofs of the Cheeger-Müller theorem

In the late 1970's, Cheeger and Müller independently proved the equality of analytic torsion and Reidemeister torsion for orthogonal representations, which had been conjectured by Ray-Singer. Their ...

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### real symmetric matrix has real eigenvalues - elementary proof

Every real symmetric matrix has at least one real eigenvalue. Does anyone know how to prove this elementary, that is without the notion of complex numbers?

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### Spectral theory of Bochner integral operators

Consider the following (somewhat simplified) situation. Let $\mathcal{H}$ be separable Hilbert space and $\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$ the Banach algebra of bounded linear operators acting on ...

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### Is there any way to compare between diagonals of a resolvent and a Cauchy transform?

Say $A$ is a symmetric matrix of $n$ dimensions. Then let the ``resolvent" of $A$ be the matrix valued function $R_A(z) = \frac{1}{z-A}$ and its Cauchy transform be the real valued function $C_A(z) = ...

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### Multiplicity of Laplace eigenvalues

Disclaimer: This is a very heuristic question and I will be satisfied with heuristic insights, if rigorous and precise answers are not possible.
All the examples of closed surfaces (or higher ...

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### Length and laplacian spectrum for quasi-fuchsian manifold

It is well known that, in the case of finite area hyperbolic surfaces, the length sprectrum (the collection of length of all closed geodesics) and the spectrum of the laplacian (acting on functions) ...

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### Convergence of spectrum

Consider a one-parameter real analytic family of metrics $g_t$ on a compact manifold $M$ converging to a metric $g$ in $C^k$-norm, for some $k$. It is known that the Laplace spectrum of $g_t$ will ...

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### A question on a result of Colin de Verdiere

Consider a compact connected surface $M$ of some genus $\gamma \geq 2$. A particular case of a famous result of Colin de Verdiere (see here) says that if we fix $\gamma$ and select a finite sequence ...

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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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### Comparing spectra of Laplacian and Schrödinger operator

Let $M$ be a closed (compact without boundary) Riemannian manifold. Is there a body of results that compares the eigenvalues of the Laplace-Beltrami operator with that of Schrödinger operators ...

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### History of spectral methods to the study of real analytic $GL_2$-Eisenstein series

I'm trying to sort out the history of spectral methods in the study of real analytic $GL_2$-Eisenstein series. From what I read so far, I would say that the subject was really kicked off by the ...

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### Is the sum of spectral projections a projection?

Let $T$ be a closed operator on a Hilbert space with discrete spectrum. Then for $\{\lambda_1,...\lambda_n\}\in\sigma(T)$ one can define the spectral projections
...

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### Compact surfaces with arbitrary gaps in spectrum

Consider a sequence of positive numbers $a_n$. My question is, can we select a closed Riemann surface whose spectrum $\lambda_i$ satisfies the condition that $\lambda_{i + 1} - \lambda_i > a_i$? Of ...

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### Rellich's theorem from compact resolvent

On a compact Riemannian manifold, we know that the Laplacian $\Delta$ has compact resolvent. In proving this, one typical way is to use Rellich's theorem about the compact embedding of $H^1(M)$ into ...

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### Spectral geometry: asymptotic sequences of subspaces of $L^2(M)$ and the geometry of $M$

Consider a closed connected Riemannian manifold $M$, together with the associated Hilbert space $L^2(M)$ defined with respect to the Riemannian volume density. Let $-\Delta$ be the positive Laplacian ...

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### Bounds for smallest eigenvalue of Schrödinger equation with a superpotential and periodic boundary conditions

A very specific question, but posted on the off-chance that someone may be able to help. If we have a Schrödinger equation with arbitrary "superpotential"
\begin{equation}
-\frac{d^2 \psi}{dx^2} ...

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### $C^k$ one-parameter family of metrics

Consider a smooth Riemannian manifold $M$ and a $C^k$ one-parameter family of Riemannian metrics $g_t$ on $M$. Here $k$ could be any integer, $k$ could be infinity, when the one-parameter family $g_t$ ...

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### About optimizing a convex function on a hypercube

Given a real valued convex function $g$ on $[-1,1]^n$, let $f$ be the restriction of it on the hypercube $\{-1,1\}^n$. I want to find a vertex on the hypercube $\{-1,1\}^n$ on which either (1) $f$ ...

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### Lp norm estimates for the inverse of the Laplacian on a graph

I am looking at a finite connected graph and I would like to know what is the best [i.e. largest] constant $\lambda_p$ in
$$
\sum_x f(x) =0 \implies \| \Delta^{-1} f\|_{\ell^p} \leq \lambda_p^{-1} ...

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### The Spectrum of certain differential operators

We fix a Hilbert space isomorphism $\phi:H^{1}\to H^{2}$. Here by $H^{s},\;s=1,2,\;$ we mean the sobolev space on $\mathbb{R}^{2}$ or $S^{2}$.
We consider the following polynomial vector field on ...

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### Estimating the shift in the $\lambda_{max}$ of a matrix under a diagonal perturbation

Given a matrix $A$ and a diagonal matrix $D$, what ways do we have to estimate, $\lambda_{max}(A+D) - \lambda_{max}(A)$? (Feel free to make other assumptions about the matrices that they are all ...

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### Spectral theorem from Jordan decomposition in infinite dimensions

The finite-dimensional spectral theorem is a simple special case of the finite-dimensional Jordan decomposition. We also have various infinite-dimensional generalizations of the spectral theorem; can ...

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### An inequality from the “Interlacing-1” paper

This question is in reference to this paper, http://annals.math.princeton.edu/wp-content/uploads/annals-v182-n1-p07-p.pdf (or its arxiv version, http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.4132)
For the argument to ...

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### About the partial expectation polynomials in the Interlacing-I paper and perfect matchings

I am thinking of the polynomials $f_{s_1,s_2,..,s_k}$ as in the definition 4.3 in this paper http://annals.math.princeton.edu/wp-content/uploads/annals-v182-n1-p07-p.pdf
In the use of these ...

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### About distinct eigenvalues of a graph

if a graph with adjacency matrix $A$ and Laplacian $L$ has $k$ distinct eigenvalues then does this fact naturally help define or prove existence of a polynomial $p$ of degree $k-1$ such that ...

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### Determinant of quotient of unbounded operators

I have been trying to prove this for a while but failed so far.
Let $A$ and $B$ are two positive, self-adjoint operators with compact resolvent on a Hilbert space $H$ defined on the same dense ...

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**0**answers

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### Largest eigenvalues distribution of tridiagonal symmetric random matrix

I would like to find the largest eigenvalue distribution of the following tridiagonal symmetric random matrix in an analytic way.
All the ${\lambda}_i$ are distributed the same way with chi-square ...

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### $l_{\infty}$ norms of matrix perturbations

Say $B$ is a real symmetric matrix of dimension $n$ and $A$ is another real symmetric matrix of the same dimension.
What needs to be the bounds on (which?) norm of $B$ to ensure that ...

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### Error bounds for eigenvalue expansion of the Mathieu equation

The Mathieu equation is an important eigenvalue problem in Mathematical Physics that is completely understood in its properties, although there is no "direct way" of expressing eigenvalues and ...

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### Possibility of Disconnected Subgraphs of a $k$ Connected $r$ regular Graph under a given condition

Context: Given a adjacency matrix A of a $r$-regular graph $G$ (not complete graph $K_{r+1}$) . $G$ is $k$ connected.
The matrix A can be divided into 4 sub-matrices based on adjacency of vertex $x ...

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### Decomposition of a regular graph and connected subgraphs

I have asked almost same question earlier. I have been told that my question was poorly written, so I am trying to write it more clearly in this post. Also, this time I would be a little different in ...

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### Eigenvalues of principal minors Vs. eigenvalues of the matrix

Say I have a positive semi-definite matrix with least positive eigenvalue x. Are there always principal minors of this matrix with eigenvalue less than x?
(Here "semidefinite" can not be taken to ...

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### Limits for eigenvalues for the Dirichlet Laplacian

If $\Omega$ is a bounded domain in $\mathbb{R}^n$, let $\lambda(\Omega)$ be an eigenvalue of the problem
$$
\begin{cases}
-\Delta u=\lambda u & \mbox{in }\Omega\\
u=0 & \mbox{on ...

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### Interpreting (Fiedler) spectral bisectioning

I would appreciate help on how to interpret the results of spectral bisectioning of a graph.
Given a $G=(V,E)$ with size $N$ represented by $Q$ its Laplacian matrix where the eigenvalues are ordered ...

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### About adding a negative definite rank-1 matrix to a symmetric matrix

If $B$ is a symmetric matrix then how do its eigenvalues compare to the eigenvalues of $B - vv^T$? ( where $v$ is a vector of the same dimension as $B$)
I guess that the eigenvalues of $B - vv^T$ ...

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**0**answers

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### Column Inner Products vs. Row Inner Products

Given two matrices $A,B\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times r}$ where $A$ has orthogonal columns and $A^TB$ is symmetric, are there any non-trivial interesting relationships / inequalities between the following ...

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### About properties of polynomials with common interlacing

Say $\{a_1,a_2,..,a_n\}$ and $\{b_1,b_2,...,b_n\}$ be the real roots of two monic polynomials of degree $n$ which have a common interlacing. (say I have arranged the roots in increasing order)
Can ...

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### Information on special matrices similar to Jacobi matrices

Jacobi matrices are well known and deeply investigated mathematical objects from various point of view. One can arrive at these operators while studying discrete systems of particles interacting with ...

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### First eigenvalue of the Laplacian on a regular polygon

Consider the Laplacian eigenvalue problem $-\Delta u = \lambda u$ on $\Omega$ with Dirichlet boundary conditions. Let $\lambda_1$ denote the first eigenvalue. The following theorem is well known:
...

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

This is the reanimation of a question which already got an answer, that I did not fully understand. Coming back to it, after let it sit in a corner for some time, I keep not getting the point. I would ...

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### Ask the validity of Tauberian lemma in Sogge's book

In C.D.Sogge's Fourier Integrals in Classical Analysis pp.128-129, he proved Lemma4.2.3(Tauberian Lemma):
Lemma. Let$g(\lambda)$ be a piece-wise continuous tempered function of $\mathbb{R}$. Assume ...

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### Interesting relationships between Cholesky decomposition and diagonalization

Let $\Sigma$ be a hermitian positive definite matrix and $L$ be it's Cholesky decomposition so that $LL^\ast=\Sigma$. Furthermore, let's diagonalize $\Sigma$ as $\Sigma = P\Lambda P^\ast$. $\Lambda$ ...

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### Can one estimate the distribution of eigenvalues of a matrix by its Cauchy/Stieltje transform?

Given a real symmetric $n$ dimensional matrix $A$, with eigenvalues $\lambda_i$ I am defining its Cauchy transform as the function, $f_A(z) = \sum_i \frac{1}{z-\lambda_i}\,$
Is there any information ...

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### What is a “Ramanujan Graph”?

I noticed an apparent conflict in the definition in literature about what is a "Ramanujan graph, which I was wondering if someone could kindly clarify.
(1)
The Hoory-Linial-Wigderson review on ...

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### When can two Cauchy transforms intersect?

Given two polynomials $p$ and $q$ over reals and being guaranteed that both have all roots real I want to know if there is any characterization of the solutions of the equation $\frac{p'}{p} = ...

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### Spectral theorem for self-adjoint differential operator on Hilbert space

I need a reference concerning a theorem that shows the following result, stated very roughly:
Given a self-adjoint differential operator densely defined on a Hilbert space, then the given Hilbert ...

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### References about spectral theory on Hyperbolic space

Can anyone suggest me some books or papers that include details about spectral theory on Hyperbolic spaces or related topics such as scattering theory on Hyperbolic spaces?
After some googling, I ...