The Hahn-Banach Theorem.
Applications of the Hahn-Banach Theorem.
Normed Linear Spaces.
Applications of Hilbert Space Results.
Duals of Normed Linear Space.
Applications of Duality.
Applications of Weak Convergence.
The Weak and Weak* Topologies.
Locally Convex Topologies and the Krein-Milman Theorem.
Examples of Convex Sets and their Extreme Points.
Bounded Linear Maps.
Examples of Bounded Linear Maps.
Banach Algebras and their Elementary Spectral Theory.
Gelfand's Theory of Commutative Banach Algebras.
Applications of Gelfand's Theory of Commutative Banach Algebras.
Examples of Operators and their Spectra.
Examples of Compact Operators.
Positive Compact Operators.
Fredholm's Theory of Integral Equations.
Harmonic Analysis on a Halfline.
Compact Symmetric Operators in Hilbert Space.
Examples of Compact Symmetric Operators.
Trace Class and Trace Formula.
Spectral Theory of Symmetric, Normal and Unitary Operators.
Spectral Theory of Self-Adjoint Operators.
Examples of Self-Adjoint Operators.
Semigroups of Operators.
Groups of Unitary Operators.
Examples of Strongly Continuous Semigroups.
A Theorem of Beurling.
Appendix A: The Riesz-Kakutani Representation Theorem.
Appendix B: Theory of Distributions.
Appendix C: Zorn's Lemma.
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