The Spectrum of a Closed Operator

  • Konrad Schmüdgen
Part of the Graduate Texts in Mathematics book series (GTM, volume 265)


Chapter 2 is about the spectrum and the resolvent of closed operators on Hilbert space. These are undoubtedly the most important general concepts in operator theory. In the first section, regular points and defect numbers of linear operators are defined and studied, and the Krasnoselskii–Krein theorem about the constancy of defect numbers on connected components of the regularity domain is proved. These results are used to derive basic properties of the spectrum and the resolvent of closed operators. Parts of the spectrum are discussed. The two resolvent identities, the spectral radius, and the analyticity of the resolvent are treated. Spectra and formulas for the resolvents of the differentiation operator \(-\mathrm{i} \frac{d}{dx}\) on various intervals are determined.


Hilbert Space Spectral Radius Closed Operator Regular Point Point Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konrad Schmüdgen
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  1. 1.Dept. of MathematicsUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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