Power Bounded Operators and Supercyclic Vectors

Abstract. By the well-known result of Brown, Chevreau and Pearcy, every Hilbert space contraction with spectrum containing the unit circle has a nontrivial closed invariant subspace. Equivalently, there is a nonzero vector which is not cyclic. We show that each power bounded operator on a Hilbert space with spectral radius equal to one has a nonzero vector… CONTINUE READING