# Adnan A.S.

Jibril

**ON n-POWER NORMAL OPERATORS
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Adnan A.S. Jibril* Department of Mathematics and Statistics King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

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*To whom correspondence should be addressed. e-mail: jibril@kfupm.edu.sa Paper Received 16 March 2005; Revised 29 December 2007; Accepted 20 February 2008

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Key words: Operator. and prove that an operator T (T T ∈ L(H) is n-power normal if and only if T n is normal. Hilbert Space. Normal Operator
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ABSTRACT We introduce the class of n-power normal operators. 3.S. Invariant Subspace. Number 2A
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Let T ∈ L(H).1 and from ([2].1. then T ∈ [nN ] if and only if T n is normal for any positive integer n ≥ 1. we show that the two classes [2N ] and [3N ] are independent and give some conditions under which an operator T ∈ [2N ] ∩ [3N ] becomes normal. INTRODUCTION Let H be a complex Hilbert space and let L(H) be the algebra of all bounded linear operators on H.Adnan A. Immediate from Proposition 2. the inverse. Corollary 2. The proof follows immediately from Proposition 2. The class of all 2-normal operators is denoted by [2N ]. Volume 33. Proof. Let T ∈ L(H). If T. the author introduced the class of 2-normal operators: T ∈ L(H) is 2-normal if T 2 T ∗ = T ∗ T 2 .4. if it exists. T n (T n )∗ = T ∗ T n T ∗ (T ∗ )n−2 = (T n )∗ T n . 2. p. then T n (T ∗ )n = T ∗ T n (T ∗ )n−1 . In Section 3.
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. T T n = T nT ∗.2 cannot be replaced by similarity: The operators T = 1 0 −1 1 0 0 0 1 and S = 0 0 1 1 acting on C 2 . Unitary equivalence in Corollary 2.2. are similar since S = X −1 T X where
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Corollary 2. i. In [1]. RESULTS In this section we prove some general results about n-power normal operators. In this paper we introduce the class of n-power normal operators n ≥ 3 which we denote [nN ] for all positive integers n: T ∈ L(H) is n-power normal if T n T ∗ = T ∗ T n . Remark 2. Then T is n-power normal if and only if T n x = (T n )∗ x for all x ∈ H. but T is 3-normal and S is not. If conversely T n is normal then T n T = T T n implies — by Fuglede theorem — that (T n )∗ T = T (T n )∗ .
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THE CLASSES [2N ] AND [3N ] In this section we study the relation between the two classes [2N ] and [3N ]. Proof. but T ∈ [3N ].1) by T and use T 3 T ∗ = T ∗ T 3 to get T 2T ∗T = T T ∗T 2 (3. If T ∈ [nN ].Adnan A.and post-multiply (3. T T ∗ T = T.8. The operator T =
acting on C 2 is not 2-normal but T ∈ [3N ]. The operator T = 1 0 1 −1 2 −1 1 0 acting on C 2 . we prove it for n = 4.2. Proof. The operators T = but S + T ∈ [2n]. Number 2A
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Proposition 3. is 2-normal. If T ∈ [2N ] and T is a partial isometry as well. The proof follows from Proposition 2. Remark 2.6. are both in [3N ].S.4.5 and by using induction. are both 2-normal operators 1 0 0 2 and T = 1 −1 1 0 acting on C 2 . Since T ∈ [2N ]. In the following example we show that the sum of two commuting n-power normal operators is not necessarily n-power normal. In Proposition 2.
Example 3.1. Proposition 3.e. Let T ∈ L(H) such that T ∈ [2N ] ∩ [3N ]. but
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(3. T ∈ [3N ]. This follows immediately from Proposition 2.1 and Fuglede theorem. then T ∈ [3N ]. Corollary 2. Example 2. We prove the result by induction.
Proof. Pre.and post-multiply the last equation by T to get T ∗ T 3 = T 3 T ∗ . if T F = F T . then T m ∈ [nN ] for any positive integer m. T 2T ∗ = T ∗T 2 Pre. The following two examples show that these classes are independent: Example 3. then T ∈ [nN ] for all positive integers n ≥ 4.

suppose that T n T ∗ = T ∗ T n . [2] S. Since T ∗ T and T T ∗ are self-adjoint.e. p. we have T ∗ T T ∗ = T ∗ T which implies that (T T ∗ − T ∗ T )2 = 0. Thus T is (n + 1)-normal. J.Adnan A. Introduction to Hilbert Spaces. [4] Heydar Radjavi and Peter Rosenthal. The result now follows by induction. T is normal. Anal. If ker T = ker T 2 (e.3. Proposition 2.6. “N -th Roots of Operators”.2) on the left by T we get T 3T ∗T = T 2T ∗T 2 which implies that T ∗ T 4 = T 4 T ∗ . Now suppose the result is true for n > 4. 653–664. Since T ∈ [2N ] ∩ [3N ] and since ker T 2 = ker T . if T is one-to-one). Appl.g.
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[1] A. T T ∗ − T ∗ T = 0. i. pp. i. 24 (1971). 19 (1968). [3] Mary R. Math. Number 2A
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. 1976. The unilateral shift is not 2-normal since the unilateral shift is quasinormal and if it were 2-normal then this implies ([1]. Embry. Remark 3.
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Proof.7. Proc. “On 2-Normal Operators”. Let T ∈ [2N ] ∩ [3N ]. Berberian. Remark 3.
It is easy to see that an operator in [2N ] ∩ [3N ] need not be normal. then T n+1 T ∗ = T T ∗ T n = T T ∗ T 2 T n−2 = T 3 T ∗ T n−2 = T ∗ T 3 T n−2 = T ∗ T n+1 .S. 23 (1996). Amer.K. for example the operator We have however the following: Proposition 3. Embry [3] has studied operators such that T 2 is normal and these have been completely characterized by Radjavi and Rosenthal [4]. Jibril.e. Soc. pp.S. 63–68. Jibril
Multiplying (3.. “On Roots of Normal Operators”. Math. Volume 33. 193) that T is normal which is not true. New York: Chelsea Publishing Company. then T is normal. Dirasat.