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On the spectrum of a compact pertubation of a skew-adjoint operator

Let $A\colon \text{dom}(A)\subset H \to H$ ($H$ is a Hilbert space) be a skew-adjoint (i.e. $A^{*}=-A$), closed and densely defined operator. Then the essential spectrum is the set of spectral values $...
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Unbounded operator with closed range

Consider the spaces $C_{2\pi}^m$ of smooth $2\pi$-periodic functions, and the unbounded operator $L:C_{2\pi}^m\to C_{2\pi}$, given by $L(u)(t)=P(\partial)u(t)+u(t-\tau)$ where $P(\partial)$ is a ...
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Unbounded operators vs compact operators

The operator $L:\operatorname{dom}(L)\subset C[0,1]\to C[0,1]$ given by $Lx=x'$ a) is closed, unbounded and densely defined b) also has a compact right inverse, namely $K:C[0,1] \to C[0,1]$ given by $...
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Relation between the spectrum of 𝐷𝐴 and 𝐴 where 𝐴 is a bounded linear self-adjoint positive operator and 𝐷 is a constant diagonal positive matrix

Let $D$ be a $3\times 3 $ constant real positive-definite diagonal matrix and $\Omega\subset\mathbb{R}^3$ be a bounded lipschitz domain. Denote by $(L^2(\Omega))^3$ the set of square integrable ...
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Essential spectrum of constant invertible diagonal matrix acting on a product of Hilbert spaces [closed]

Let $M$ be a $3\times 3$ real invertible diagonal matrix and $H$ a Hilbert space of infinite dimension (for example, we can take $H$ as the space of square integrable functions over a bounded ...
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Closure of the space of Fredholm operators

Let $X,Y$ be two Banach spaces. A bounded operator $A$ is Fredholm if $\ker A$ and $\mathrm{coker} A$ are finite dimensional. Denote by $Fred(X,Y) \subset \mathcal{L}(X,Y)$ the space of Fredholm ...
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Characterization of absolutely-continuous spectrum

The essential spectrum of a bounded linear operator $A$ on a separable Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ is defined as $$ \sigma_{\mathrm{ess}}(A) \equiv\left\{z\in\mathbb{C}\left.\right|A-z\mathbb{1}\text{ ...
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Essential spectrum of multiplication operator

Let $a\in \mathcal{L}(L^2([0, 1], \mathbb{R}))$ be a multiplication operator. I wonder whether there is any work on calculating its essential spectrum. Is there any way to explicitly compute its ...
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Proof of the analytic Fredholm theorem in Borthwick

I've stumbled across a proof of the analytic Fredholm theorem given in Theorem 6.1 in Spectral Theory of Infinite-Area Hyperbolic Surfaces by David Borthwick (see below). Given the notion of being &...
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Equivalence of families indexes of Fredholm operators

Let $F=F(H,H)$ be the space of bounded Fredholm operators in a Hilbert space $H$ with topology inherited from the norm operator topology, and let $X$ be a compact topological space. For a continuous ...
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Empty Weyl/Fredholm spectrum of an operator on an infinite dimensional Banach space

Let $X$ be a complex infinite dimensional Banach space, and let $T \in B(X)$ be nonscalar. The Fredholm spectrum of $T$ is defined by: $$ \sigma_{\Phi} (T) := \lbrace \lambda \in \mathbb{C} : T- \...
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Analytic solution of a compact operator eigenvector (integral equation)

In Sewall Wright's Evolution of Mendalian Population, the equation for the nonrecurrent mutation is $$\frac{\phi(x)}n = \binom n {nx}\int_0^1 q^{nx}(1-q)^{n(1-x)}\phi(q)\,dq,\quad \forall x\in[0,1],$$ ...
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Operational quantities characterizing upper semi-Fredholm operators

An operator $T:X\rightarrow Y$ is said to be upper semi-Fredholm if its range is closed and its kernel is finite-dimensional. M. Schechter (1972) introduced a quantity $$\nu(T):=\sup_{\operatorname{...
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Generalizations of Sard-Smale Theorem

Sard-Smale theorem holds for Fredholm maps $f:M\rightarrow B$ between separable Banach manifolds $M,N$. There are some constrains relating the Fredholm index $\operatorname{ind}(f)$ of $f$ to its ...
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Eigenvalues of an integral operator

Let $K\in L^2((0,1)\times(0,1))$ and consider the operator defined in $L^2(0,1)$ by $$Lu(x):=u(x)-\int_0^1K(s,x)u(s)ds.$$ What kind of assumption might I impose on $K$ such that $\lambda=1$ will be ...
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Index of the Fredholm operator

I have two vector bundles $E_1$, $E_2$ over $M$ and an embedding of the smooth sections $\lambda : \Gamma(M, E_1) \rightarrow \Gamma(M, E_1 \oplus E_2)$. I consider a Fredholm differential operator $...
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Fredholm elements of a Lie algebra

An element $a$ of a Lie algebra $L$ is called a Fredholm element if the adjoint operator $\mathrm{ad}_a:L \to L$ is a Fredholm linear map. That is: its kernel is a finite-dimensional space and its ...
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