Multiparameter eigenvalue problems : SturmLiouville theory
 Author/Creator
 Atkinson, F. V.
 Language
 English.
 Imprint
 Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2011.
 Physical description
 xvii, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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 Includes bibliographical references (p. 245278) and index.
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 Preliminaries and Early History Main results of SturmLiouville theory General hypotheses for SturmLiouville theory Transformations of linear secondorder equations Regularization in an algebraic case The generalized Lame equation Klein's problem of the ellipsoidal shell The theorem of Heine and Stieltjes The later work of Klein and others The Carmichael program Some Typical Multiparameter Problems The SturmLiouville case The diagonal and triangular cases Transformations of the parameters Finite difference equations Mixed column arrays The differential operator case Separability Problems with boundary conditions Associated partial differential equations Generalizations and variations The halflinear case A mixed problem Definiteness Conditions and the Spectrum Introduction Eigenfunctions and multiplicity Formal selfadjointness Definiteness Orthogonalities between eigenfunctions Discreteness properties of the spectrum A first definiteness condition, or "rightdefiniteness" A second definiteness condition, or "leftdefiniteness" Determinants of Functions Introduction Multilinear property Signproperties of linear combinations The interpolatory conditions Geometrical interpretation An alternative restriction A separation property Relation between the two main conditions A third condition Conditions (A), (C) in the case k = 5 Standard forms Borderline cases Metric variants on condition (A) Oscillation Theorems Introduction Oscillation numbers and eigenvalues The generalized Prufer transformation A Jacobian property The Klein oscillation theorem Oscillations under condition (B), without condition (A) The Richardson oscillation theorem Unstandardized formulations A partial oscillation theorem Eigencurves Introduction Eigencurves Slopes of eigencurves The Klein oscillation theorem for k = 2 Asymptotic directions of eigencurves The Richardson oscillation theorem for k = 2 Existence of asymptotes Oscillation Properties for Other Multiparameter Systems Introduction An example Local definiteness Sufficient conditions for local definiteness Orthogonality Oscillation properties The curve mu = f(lamda, m) The curve lamda = g(mu, n) Distribution of Eigenvalues Introduction A lower orderbound for eigenvalues An upper orderbound under condition (A) An upper bound under condition (B) Exponent of convergence Approximate relations for eigenvalues Solubility of certain equations The Essential Spectrum Introduction The essential spectrum Some subsidiary pointsets The essential spectrum under condition (A) The essential spectrum under condition (B) Dependence on the underlying intervals Nature of the essential spectrum The Completeness of Eigenfunctions Introduction Green's function Transition to a set of integral equations Orthogonality relations Discussion of the integral equations Completeness of eigenfunctions Completeness via partial differential equations Preliminaries on the case k = 2 Decomposition of an eigensubspace Completeness via discrete approximations The oneparameter case The finitedifference approximation The multiparameter case Finite difference approximations LimitCircle, LimitPoint Theory Introduction Fundamentals of the Weyl theory Dependence on a single parameter Boundary conditions at infinity Linear combinations of functions A single equation with several parameters Several equations with several parameters More on positive linear combinations Further integrablesquare properties Spectral Functions Introduction Spectral functions Rate of growth of the spectral function Limiting spectral functions The full limitcircle case Appendix on Sturmian Lemmas Bibliography Index Research problems and open questions appear at the end of each chapter.
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 Publisher's Summary
 One of the masters in the differential equations community, the late F.V. Atkinson contributed seminal research to multiparameter spectral theory and SturmLiouville theory. His ideas and techniques have long inspired researchers and continue to stimulate discussion. With the help of coauthor Angelo B. Mingarelli, Multiparameter Eigenvalue Problems: SturmLiouville Theory reflects much of Dr. Atkinson's final work. After covering standard multiparameter problems, the book investigates the conditions for eigenvalues to be real and form a discrete set. It gives results on the determinants of functions, presents oscillation methods for SturmLiouville systems and other multiparameter systems, and offers an alternative approach to multiparameter SturmLiouville problems in the case of two equations and two parameters. In addition to discussing the distribution of eigenvalues and infinite limitpoints of the set of eigenvalues, the text focuses on proofs of the completeness of the eigenfunctions of a multiparameter SturmLiouville problem involving finite intervals. It also explores the limitpoint, limitcircle classification as well as eigenfunction expansions. A lasting tribute to Dr. Atkinson's contributions that spanned more than 40 years, this book covers the full multiparameter theory as applied to secondorder linear equations. It considers the spectral theory of multiparameter problems in detail for both regular and singular cases.
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 Publication date
 2011
 Responsibility
 F.V. Atkinson, Angelo B. Mingarelli.
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 "Chapman & Hall book".
 ISBN
 9781439816226 (hbk. : alk. paper)
 1439816220 (hbk. : alk. paper)