Let H be a complex Hilbert space. For any operator (bounded linear transformation) T on H, we denote the spectrum of T by σ(T). Let T = (T1, …, Tn) be an n-tuple of commuting operators on H. Let Sp(T) be the Taylor joint spectrum of T. We refer the reader to [8] for the definition of Sp(T). A point v = (v1, …, vn) of ℂn is in the joint approximate point spectrum σπ(T) of T if there exists a sequence {xk} of unit vectors in H such that
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A point v = (v1, …, vn) of ℂn is in the joint approximate compression spectrum σs(T) of T if there exists a sequence {xk} of unit vectors in H such that
A point v=(v1, …, vn) of ℂn is in the joint point spectrum σp(T) of T if there exists a non-zero vector x in H such that (Ti-vi)x = 0 for all i, 1 ≤ j ≤ n.