Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Program in Mathematics at Mississippi State University
Location: Allen 411
Our friend the eigenvalue
For a linear operator T on a finite dimensional vector space X (over C to avoid perversity), the spectrum of T consists of its eigenvalues. We will investigate the eigenvalues and spectrum of an important and very natural operator on an infinite dimensional vector space. Given our fifty -minute time constraint, this will be a “toy” model of mathematical research. Nonetheless, our results will have intinsic interest and we can highlight certain themes common in more serious investigations.
Refreshments served in our faculty lounge at 3:30 p.m.