# Resolvent set

The set $\rho(T)$ of complex numbers $z$, where $T$ is a linear operator in a Banach space, for which there is an operator $R_z=(T-zI)^{-1}$ which is bounded and has a dense domain of definition in $X$. The set complementary to the resolvent set is the spectrum of the operator $T$ (cf. Spectrum of an operator).

#### References

 [1] F. Riesz, B. Szökevalfi-Nagy, "Leçons d'analyse fonctionelle" , Akad. Kiado (1952)

I.e., $z\in\mathbf C$ is in the resolvent set of $T$ if the range of $T-zI$ is dense and $T-zI$ has a continuous inverse. This inverse is often denoted by $R(z;T)$, and it is called the resolvent (at $z$) of $T$.