with respect to a given orthogonal decomposition of a Hilbert space
A linear operator on which leaves each of the subspaces , , invariant. The spectrum of is the closure of the union of the spectra of the "blocks" , , . A block-diagonal operator in the broad sense of the word is an operator of multiplication by a function in the direct integral of Hilbert spaces
Here is a linear operator acting on the space . Each operator which commutes with a normal operator is a block-diagonal operator with respect to the spectral decomposition of this operator. See also Diagonal operator.
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Block-diagonal operator. Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Block-diagonal_operator&oldid=13450