means the composition: . The properties you have to show are consequences of the fact that is by definition in .
Hi there. I have this exercise, and I have no idea on how to work it.
It says: Let Y be a closed subspace from a Hilbert space H, and P the orthogonal projection of H over Y. Demonstrate that:
a) which means, P is an idempotent operator.
b) which means that the P operator restricted to the subspace Y coincides with the identity.
I haven't boarded the problem yet, but when I try it, I'll let you know. I how to read more theory right now, but I'm far from proving this, and perhaps you could help me. I don't even know what the o in PoP means.
Bye there, and thanks in advance.
I see now what the exercise is asking (I've just read the theory now). And I think I know how this proprieties are given. I know the projection is unique. Thinking in a point being projected over a line makes both properties pretty clear. Once it's projected, if I take the projection again, I get the same point. And for any point in a line the projection will give the same point, I think that will give the identity, right? anyway, could you help me a bit with the maths and the notation? I think I get it, but I'm not sure on how to say this in a mathematical fashion.