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Spectrum of operator's exponent

  1. May 7, 2008 #1
    Let A be a bounded operator in complex Hilbert space. Prove that [tex]\sigma(Exp(A))=Exp(\sigma(A))[/tex].



    It is known, that [tex]\sigma(P(A))=P(\sigma(A))[/tex], where P is a polynomial.
    In addition, if an operator A has a bounded inverse, then for any operator B such that [tex]||B||<1/||A^{-1}||[/tex] their sum A+B has a bounded inverse.


    I managed to prove that [tex]\sigma(Exp(A))\supseteq Exp(\sigma(A))[/tex].
    As
    [tex]Exp(A)=I+A+\frac{A^2}{2}+\ldots,[/tex]
    let
    [tex]P_n(x)=1+x+\cdots+\frac{x^n}{n!}[/tex]
    and
    [tex]Q_n(x)=\frac{x^{n+1}}{(n+1)!}+\ldots.[/tex]
    Then [tex]||Q_n(A)||\to 0[/tex].



    Let [tex]\lambda\notin\sigma(Exp(A))[/tex]. Then [tex]Exp(A)-\lambda I[/tex] is invertible, and [tex]P_n(A)-\lambda I=Exp(A)-\lambda I-Q_n(A)[/tex] is invertible for large n.
    Moreover, [tex]P_n(A)-(\lambda+\epsilon)I[/tex] is invertible for sufficiently small epsilon. So [tex]\lambda\notin Exp(\sigma(A))[/tex].
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2008
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  3. May 12, 2008 #2
    No ideas...
     
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