Spectral Theory and Wave Processes

  • M. Sh. Birman

Part of the Topics in Mathematical Physics book series (TOMP, volume 1)

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The articles in this collection are devoted to various problems in mathematical physics and mathematical analysis, primarily in the fields of spectral theory and the theory of wave processes. The collection is intended for mathematicians sPf>cializing in the fields of mathematical physics, functional analysis, and the theory of differential equations. In addition, it is of some interest to theoretical physicists. The first paper deals with a mixed boundary value problem for a system of elasticity equations, and considers fields in the neighborhood of various wave fronts. The method used permits an estimate of the errors in the Ben-Menahem approximate method. Paper 2 investigates operators in separable Hilbert space given by double integrals of a type defined at the beginning of the paper, and in which integration is understood as the limit of the integral sums of Riemann-stieltjes. In paper 3, the problem of calculation of elastic constants for a laminarly inhomogeneous semi-infinite medium is conSidered, and the uniqueness of the solution of the inverse seismic problem at finite depth proved. The fourth paper gives a detailed account of the results of an earlier paper by the same author, in which he generalized to the three-dimensional case the trace formulas obtained for the one-dimensional Schroedinger operator. Asymptotic estimates of the resolvent kernel and solutions of the scattering problem are given.


boundary value problem differential equation elasticity functional analysis mathematical physics

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  • M. Sh. Birman
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsLeningrad State UniversityRussia

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