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A Short Course on Spectral Theory

Author: William Arveson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387215182

Category: Mathematics

Page: 142

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This book presents the basic tools of modern analysis within the context of the fundamental problem of operator theory: to calculate spectra of specific operators on infinite dimensional spaces, especially operators on Hilbert spaces. The tools are diverse, and they provide the basis for more refined methods that allow one to approach problems that go well beyond the computation of spectra: the mathematical foundations of quantum physics, noncommutative K-theory, and the classification of simple C*-algebras being three areas of current research activity which require mastery of the material presented here.

Introduction to Spectral Theory in Hilbert Space

Author: Gilbert Helmberg

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486466221

Category: Mathematics

Page: 346

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This text introduces students to Hilbert space and bounded self-adjoint operators, as well as the spectrum of an operator and its spectral decomposition. The author, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, has ensured that the treatment is accessible to readers with no further background than a familiarity with analysis and analytic geometry. Starting with a definition of Hilbert space and its geometry, the text explores the general theory of bounded linear operators, the spectral analysis of compact linear operators, and unbounded self-adjoint operators. Extensive appendixes offer supplemental information on the graph of a linear operator and the Riemann-Stieltjes and Lebesgue integration.

A Course in Functional Analysis

Author: John B. Conway

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475738285

Category: Mathematics

Page: 406

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Functional analysis has become a sufficiently large area of mathematics that it is possible to find two research mathematicians, both of whom call themselves functional analysts, who have great difficulty understanding the work of the other. The common thread is the existence of a linear space with a topology or two (or more). Here the paths diverge in the choice of how that topology is defined and in whether to study the geometry of the linear space, or the linear operators on the space, or both. In this book I have tried to follow the common thread rather than any special topic. I have included some topics that a few years ago might have been thought of as specialized but which impress me as interesting and basic. Near the end of this work I gave into my natural temptation and included some operator theory that, though basic for operator theory, might be considered specialized by some functional analysts.

A Short Course on Operator Semigroups

Author: Klaus-Jochen Engel,Rainer Nagel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387366199

Category: Mathematics

Page: 248

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The book offers a direct and up-to-date introduction to the theory of one-parameter semigroups of linear operators on Banach spaces. It contains the fundamental results of the theory such as the Hille-Yoshida generation theorem, the bounded perturbation theorem, and the Trotter-Kato approximation theorem. It also treats the spectral theory of semigroups and its consequences for the qualitative behavior. The book is intended for students and researchers who want to become acquainted with the concept of semigroups in order to work with it in fields like partial and functional differential equations. Exercises are provided at the end of the chapters.

A Hilbert Space Problem Book

Author: P.R. Halmos

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468493302

Category: Mathematics

Page: 373

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From the Preface: "This book was written for the active reader. The first part consists of problems, frequently preceded by definitions and motivation, and sometimes followed by corollaries and historical remarks... The second part, a very short one, consists of hints... The third part, the longest, consists of solutions: proofs, answers, or contructions, depending on the nature of the problem.... This is not an introduction to Hilbert space theory. Some knowledge of that subject is a prerequisite: at the very least, a study of the elements of Hilbert space theory should proceed concurrently with the reading of this book."

Functional Analysis, Spectral Theory, and Applications

Author: Manfred Einsiedler,Thomas Ward

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319585401

Category: Mathematics

Page: 614

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This textbook provides a careful treatment of functional analysis and some of its applications in analysis, number theory, and ergodic theory. In addition to discussing core material in functional analysis, the authors cover more recent and advanced topics, including Weyl’s law for eigenfunctions of the Laplace operator, amenability and property (T), the measurable functional calculus, spectral theory for unbounded operators, and an account of Tao’s approach to the prime number theorem using Banach algebras. The book further contains numerous examples and exercises, making it suitable for both lecture courses and self-study. Functional Analysis, Spectral Theory, and Applications is aimed at postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students with some background in analysis and algebra, but will also appeal to everyone with an interest in seeing how functional analysis can be applied to other parts of mathematics.

Functional Analysis

Spectral Theory

Author: V.S. Sunder

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764358921

Category: Mathematics

Page: 241

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In an elegant and concise fashion, this book presents the concepts of functional analysis required by students of mathematics and physics. It begins with the basics of normed linear spaces and quickly proceeds to concentrate on Hilbert spaces, specifically the spectral theorem for bounded as well as unbounded operators in separable Hilbert spaces. While the first two chapters are devoted to basic propositions concerning normed vector spaces and Hilbert spaces, the third chapter treats advanced topics which are perhaps not standard in a first course on functional analysis. It begins with the Gelfand theory of commutative Banach algebras, and proceeds to the Gelfand-Naimark theorem on commutative C*-algebras. A discussion of representations of C*-algebras follows, and the final section of this chapter is devoted to the Hahn-Hellinger classification of separable representations of commutative C*-algebras. After this detour into operator algebras, the fourth chapter reverts to more standard operator theory in Hilbert space, dwelling on topics such as the spectral theorem for normal operators, the polar decomposition theorem, and the Fredholm theory for compact operators. A brief introduction to the theory of unbounded operators on Hilbert space is given in the fifth and final chapter. There is a voluminous appendix whose purpose is to fill in possible gaps in the reader's background in various areas such as linear algebra, topology, set theory and measure theory. The book is interspersed with many exercises, and hints are provided for the solutions to the more challenging of these.

Analysis Now

Author: Gert K. Pedersen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461210070

Category: Mathematics

Page: 280

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Graduate students in mathematics, who want to travel light, will find this book invaluable; impatient young researchers in other fields will enjoy it as an instant reference to the highlights of modern analysis. Starting with general topology, it moves on to normed and seminormed linear spaces. From there it gives an introduction to the general theory of operators on Hilbert space, followed by a detailed exposition of the various forms the spectral theorem may take; from Gelfand theory, via spectral measures, to maximal commutative von Neumann algebras. The book concludes with two supplementary chapters: a concise account of unbounded operators and their spectral theory, and a complete course in measure and integration theory from an advanced point of view.

Quantum Theory for Mathematicians

Author: Brian C. Hall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461471168

Category: Science

Page: 554

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Although ideas from quantum physics play an important role in many parts of modern mathematics, there are few books about quantum mechanics aimed at mathematicians. This book introduces the main ideas of quantum mechanics in language familiar to mathematicians. Readers with little prior exposure to physics will enjoy the book's conversational tone as they delve into such topics as the Hilbert space approach to quantum theory; the Schrödinger equation in one space dimension; the Spectral Theorem for bounded and unbounded self-adjoint operators; the Stone–von Neumann Theorem; the Wentzel–Kramers–Brillouin approximation; the role of Lie groups and Lie algebras in quantum mechanics; and the path-integral approach to quantum mechanics. The numerous exercises at the end of each chapter make the book suitable for both graduate courses and independent study. Most of the text is accessible to graduate students in mathematics who have had a first course in real analysis, covering the basics of L2 spaces and Hilbert spaces. The final chapters introduce readers who are familiar with the theory of manifolds to more advanced topics, including geometric quantization.

Linear Operators in Hilbert Spaces

Author: Joachim Weidmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461260272

Category: Mathematics

Page: 402

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This English edition is almost identical to the German original Lineare Operatoren in Hilbertriiumen, published by B. G. Teubner, Stuttgart in 1976. A few proofs have been simplified, some additional exercises have been included, and a small number of new results has been added (e.g., Theorem 11.11 and Theorem 11.23). In addition a great number of minor errors has been corrected. Frankfurt, January 1980 J. Weidmann vii Preface to the German edition The purpose of this book is to give an introduction to the theory of linear operators on Hilbert spaces and then to proceed to the interesting applica tions of differential operators to mathematical physics. Besides the usual introductory courses common to both mathematicians and physicists, only a fundamental knowledge of complex analysis and of ordinary differential equations is assumed. The most important results of Lebesgue integration theory, to the extent that they are used in this book, are compiled with complete proofs in Appendix A. I hope therefore that students from the fourth semester on will be able to read this book without major difficulty. However, it might also be of some interest and use to the teaching and research mathematician or physicist, since among other things it makes easily accessible several new results of the spectral theory of differential operators.

Spectral Theory and Differential Operators

Author: E. Brian Davies,Edward Brian Davies

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521587105

Category: Mathematics

Page: 182

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In this book, Davies introduces the reader to the theory of partial differential operators, up to the spectral theorem for bounded linear operators on Banach spaces. He also describes the theory of Fourier transforms and distributions as far as is needed to analyze the spectrum of any constant coefficient partial differential operator. He also presents a completely new proof of the spectral theorem for unbounded self-adjoint operators and demonstrates its application to a variety of second order elliptic differential operators. Finally, the book contains a detailed account of the application of variational methods to estimate the eigenvalues of operators with measurable coefficients defined by the use of quadratic form techniques. Illustrated with many examples, it is well-suited to graduate-level work.

Elementary Functional Analysis

Author: Barbara MacCluer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387855297

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

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Functional analysis arose in the early twentieth century and gradually, conquering one stronghold after another, became a nearly universal mathematical doctrine, not merely a new area of mathematics, but a new mathematical world view. Its appearance was the inevitable consequence of the evolution of all of nineteenth-century mathematics, in particular classical analysis and mathematical physics. Its original basis was formed by Cantor’s theory of sets and linear algebra. Its existence answered the question of how to state general principles of a broadly interpreted analysis in a way suitable for the most diverse situations. A.M. Vershik ([45], p. 438). This text evolved from the content of a one semester introductory course in fu- tional analysis that I have taught a number of times since 1996 at the University of Virginia. My students have included ?rst and second year graduate students prep- ing for thesis work in analysis, algebra, or topology, graduate students in various departments in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and several und- graduate mathematics or physics majors. After a ?rst draft of the manuscript was completed, it was also used for an independent reading course for several und- graduates preparing for graduate school.

Pseudodifferential Operators and Spectral Theory

Author: M.A. Shubin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642565794

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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I had mixed feelings when I thought how I should prepare the book for the second edition. It was clear to me that I had to correct all mistakes and misprints that were found in the book during the life of the first edition. This was easy to do because the mistakes were mostly minor and easy to correct, and the misprints were not many. It was more difficult to decide whether I should update the book (or at least its bibliography) somehow. I decided that it did not need much of an updating. The main value of any good mathematical book is that it teaches its reader some language and some skills. It can not exhaust any substantial topic no matter how hard the author tried. Pseudodifferential operators became a language and a tool of analysis of partial differential equations long ago. Therefore it is meaningless to try to exhaust this topic. Here is an easy proof. As of July 3, 2000, MathSciNet (the database of the American Mathematical Society) in a few seconds found 3695 sources, among them 363 books, during its search for "pseudodifferential operator". (The search also led to finding 963 sources for "pseudo-differential operator" but I was unable to check how much the results ofthese two searches intersected). This means that the corresponding words appear either in the title or in the review published in Mathematical Reviews.

A Course in Operator Theory

Author: John B. Conway

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821820656

Category: Mathematics

Page: 372

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A new volume in the marquee series of the AMS, featuring broad mathematical topics written by some of the best and brightest that the mathematics field has to offer. All titles have attractive hardcovers and market-oriented prices.

Integral Equations: A Practical Treatment, from Spectral Theory to Applications

Author: David Porter,David S. G. Stirling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521337427

Category: Mathematics

Page: 372

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This book gives a rigorous and practical treatment of integral equations and aims to tackle the solution of integral equations using a blend of abstract structural results and more direct, down-to-earth mathematics. The interplay between these two approaches is a central feature of the text, and it allows a thorough account to be given of many of the types of integral equation that arise, particularly in numerical analysis and fluid mechanics. Because it is not always possible to find explicit solutions to the problems posed, much attention is devoted to obtaining qualitative information and approximations and the associated error estimates.

A Course in Commutative Banach Algebras

Author: Eberhard Kaniuth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387724761

Category: Mathematics

Page: 353

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Banach algebras are Banach spaces equipped with a continuous multipli- tion. In roughterms,there arethree types ofthem:algebrasofboundedlinear operators on Banach spaces with composition and the operator norm, al- bras consisting of bounded continuous functions on topological spaces with pointwise product and the uniform norm, and algebrasof integrable functions on locally compact groups with convolution as multiplication. These all play a key role in modern analysis. Much of operator theory is best approached from a Banach algebra point of view and many questions in complex analysis (such as approximation by polynomials or rational functions in speci?c - mains) are best understood within the framework of Banach algebras. Also, the study of a locally compact Abelian group is closely related to the study 1 of the group algebra L (G). There exist a rich literature and excellent texts on each single class of Banach algebras, notably on uniform algebras and on operator algebras. This work is intended as a textbook which provides a thorough introduction to the theory of commutative Banach algebras and stresses the applications to commutative harmonic analysis while also touching on uniform algebras. In this sense and purpose the book resembles Larsen’s classical text [75] which shares many themes and has been a valuable resource. However, for advanced graduate students and researchers I have covered several topics which have not been published in books before, including some journal articles.

A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography

Author: Neal Koblitz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468403109

Category: Mathematics

Page: 208

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The purpose of this book is to introduce the reader to arithmetic topics, both ancient and modern, that have been at the center of interest in applications of number theory, particularly in cryptography. Because number theory and cryptography are fast-moving fields, this new edition contains substantial revisions and updated references.

Spectral Methods of Automorphic Forms

Author: Henryk Iwaniec

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821831607

Category: Mathematics

Page: 220

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Automorphic forms are one of the central topics of analytic number theory. In fact, they sit at the confluence of analysis, algebra, geometry, and number theory. In this book, Henryk Iwaniec once again displays his penetrating insight, powerful analytic techniques, and lucid writing style. The first edition of this book was an underground classic, both as a textbook and as a respected source for results, ideas, and references. Iwaniec treats the spectral theory of automorphic forms as the study of the space of $L^2$ functions on the upper half plane modulo a discrete subgroup. Key topics include Eisenstein series, estimates of Fourier coefficients, Kloosterman sums, the Selberg trace formula and the theory of small eigenvalues. Henryk Iwaniec was awarded the 2002 Cole Prize for his fundamental contributions to number theory.

C*-Algebras and Operator Theory

Author: Gerald J. Murphy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080924964

Category: Mathematics

Page: 296

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This book constitutes a first- or second-year graduate course in operator theory. It is a field that has great importance for other areas of mathematics and physics, such as algebraic topology, differential geometry, and quantum mechanics. It assumes a basic knowledge in functional analysis but no prior acquaintance with operator theory is required.

Functional Analysis

An Introduction

Author: Yuli Eidelman,Vitali D. Milman,Antonis Tsolomitis

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821836463

Category: Mathematics

Page: 322

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The goal of this textbook is to provide an introduction to the methods and language of functional analysis, including Hilbert spaces, Fredholm theory for compact operators, and spectral theory of self-adjoint operators. It also presents the basic theorems and methods of abstract functional analysis and a few applications of these methods to Banach algebras and the theory of unbounded self-adjoint operators. The text corresponds to material for two semester courses (Part I and Part II, respectively), and it is as self-contained as possible. The only prerequisites for the first part are minimal amounts of linear algebra and calculus. However, for the second course (Part II), it is useful to have some knowledge of topology and measure theory. Each chapter is followed by numerous exercises, whose solutions are given at the end of the book.

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