Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences Partial Differential Equations

Partial Differential Equations VII

Spectral Theory of Differential Operators

Editors: Shubin, M.A. (Ed.)

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§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.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Partial Differential Equations VII
Book Subtitle
Spectral Theory of Differential Operators
Editors
  • M.A. Shubin
Translated by
Zastawniak, T.
Series Title
Encyclopaedia of Mathematical Sciences
Series Volume
64
Copyright
1994
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-06719-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-06719-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-54677-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08116-3
Series ISSN
0938-0396
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 274
Additional Information
Original Russian edition published by VINITI, Moscow, 1989
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