Encyclopedia > Normal operator

  Article Content

Normal operator

In functional analysis, a normal operator on a Hilbert space H is a continuous linear operator N : HH which commutes with its hermitian adjoint[?] N*:
N N* = N* N.
The main importance of this concept is that the spectral theorem applies to normal operators.

Examples of normal operators:

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
East Marion, New York

... are 744 housing units at an average density of 136.8/km² (354.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.24% White, 0.93% African American, 0.13% Nativ ...

This page was created in 27.1 ms