Partial Differential Equations VII

Spectral Theory of Differential Operators

  • M. A. Shubin

Part of the Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences book series (EMS, volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. G. V. Rozenblum, M. A. Shubin, M. Z. Solomyak
    Pages 1-235
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 236-274

About this book

Introduction

§18 Operators with Almost Periodic Coefficients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 18. 1. General Definitions. Essential Self-Adjointness . . . . . . . . . . . . 186 18. 2. General Properties of the Spectrum and Eigenfunctions . . . . 188 18. 3. The Spectrum of the One-Dimensional Schrödinger Operator with an Almost Periodic Potential . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 18. 4. The Density of States of an Operator with Almost Periodic Coefficients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197 18. 5. Interpretation of the Density of States with the Aid of von Neumann Aigebras and Its Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199 §19 Operators with Random Coefficients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206 19. 1. Translation Homogeneous Random Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 207 19. 2. Random DifferentialOperators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212 19. 3. Essential Self-Adjointness and Spectra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214 19. 4. Density of States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 19. 5. The Character of the Spectrum. Anderson Localization 220 §20 Non-Self-Adjoint Differential Operators that Are Close to Self-Adjoint Ones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 20. 1. Preliminary Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 20. 2. Basic Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225 20. 3. Completeness Theorems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226 20. 4. Expansion and Summability Theorems. Asymptotic Behaviour of the Spectrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 20. 5. Application to DifferentialOperators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 Comments on the Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236 Author Index 262 Subject Index 265 Preface The spectral theory of operators in a finite-dimensional space first appeared in connection with the description of the frequencies of small vibrations of me­ chanical systems (see Arnol'd et al. 1985). When the vibrations of astring are considered, there arises a simple eigenvalue problem for a differential opera­ tor. In the case of a homogeneous string it suffices to use the classical theory 6 Preface of Fourier series.

Keywords

Eigenvalue Perturbation of Eigenvalues Spectral Asymptotics Spectral Geometry Spektralasymptotik Spektralgeometrie Spektren von Differentialoperatoren differential equation operator partial differential equation spectra of differential operators

Editors and affiliations

  • M. A. Shubin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

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  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-06719-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08116-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-06719-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0938-0396
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