# Douglas' lemma

In operator theory, an area of mathematics, **Douglas' lemma**^{[1]} relates factorization, range inclusion, and majorization of Hilbert space operators. It is generally attributed to Ronald G. Douglas, although Douglas acknowledges that aspects of the result may already have been known. The statement of the result is as follows:

A generalization of Douglas' lemma for unbounded operators on a Banach space was proved by Forough (2014).^{[2]}