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.
22nd International Workshop in Operator Theory and its Applications, Sevilla, July 2011
Author: Manuel Cepedello Boiso
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book contains a collection of research articles and surveys on recent developments on operator theory as well as its applications covered in the IWOTA 2011 conference held at Sevilla University in the summer of 2011. The topics include spectral theory, differential operators, integral operators, composition operators, Toeplitz operators, and more. The book also presents a large number of techniques in operator theory.
The book offers a direct and up-to-date introduction to the theory of one-parameter semigroups of linear operators on Banach spaces. The book is intended for students and researchers who want to become acquainted with the concept of semigroups.
Includes sections on the spectral resolution and spectralrepresentation of self adjoint operators, invariant subspaces,strongly continuous one-parameter semigroups, the index ofoperators, the trace formula of Lidskii, the Fredholm determinant,and more. * Assumes prior knowledge of Naive set theory, linear algebra,point set topology, basic complex variable, and realvariables. * Includes an appendix on the Riesz representation theorem.
This book is meant as a text for a first-year graduate course in analysis. In a sense, it covers the same topics as elementary calculus but treats them in a manner suitable for people who will be using it in further mathematical investigations. The organization avoids long chains of logical interdependence, so that chapters are mostly independent. This allows a course to omit material from some chapters without compromising the exposition of material from later chapters.