Some properties of $N$-supercyclic operators

Volume 165 / 2004

P. S. Bourdon, N. S. Feldman, J. H. Shapiro Studia Mathematica 165 (2004), 135-157 MSC: 47A16, 47B20, 15A99. DOI: 10.4064/sm165-2-4

Abstract

Let $T$ be a continuous linear operator on a Hausdorff topological vector space $\mathcal X$ over the field $\mathbb C$. We show that if $T$ is $N$-supercyclic, i.e., if $\mathcal X$ has an $N$-dimensional subspace whose orbit under $T$ is dense in $\cal X$, then $T^*$ has at most $N$ eigenvalues (counting geometric multiplicity). We then show that $N$-supercyclicity cannot occur nontrivially in the finite-dimensional setting: the orbit of an $N$-dimensional subspace cannot be dense in an $(N+1)$-dimensional space. Finally, we show that a subnormal operator on an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space can never be $N$-supercyclic.

Authors

  • P. S. BourdonWashington and Lee University
    Lexington, VA 24450, U.S.A.
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  • N. S. FeldmanWashington and Lee University
    Lexington, VA 24450, U.S.A.
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  • J. H. ShapiroMichigan State University
    East Lansing, MI 48824, U.S.A.
    e-mail

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