Characteristic Functions and Models of Nonself-Adjoint Operators

Characteristic Functions and Models of Nonself-Adjoint Operators

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Over the last decades, the study of nonself-adjoint or nonunitary operators has been mainly based on the method of characteristic functions and on methods of model construction or dilatation for corresponding operator classes. The characteristic function is a mathematical object (a matrix or an operator) associated with a class of nonself-adjoint (or nonunitary) operators that describes the spectral properties of the operators from this class. It may happen that characteristic functions are simpler than the corresponding operators; in this case one can significantly simplify the problem under investigation for these operators. For given characteristic function of an operator A, we construct, in explicit form, an operator that serves as a model A of the operator A in a certain linear space (to some extent this resembles the construction of diagonal and triangular matrices' unitary equivalent or similar, to certain matrix classes). The study of this model operator may give much information about the original operator (its spectrum, the completeness of the system of root subspaces, etc.). In this book, we consider various classes of linear (generally speaking, unbounded) operators, construct and study their characteristic functions and models. We also present a detailed study of contractiol)s and dissipative operators (in particular, from the viewpoint of their triangulation).
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  • Hardback | 254 pages
  • 160 x 241.3 x 22.9mm | 657.72g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1996 ed.
  • 254 p.
  • 0792338790
  • 9780792338796

Table of contents

Introduction. 1: Regular Extensions of Hermitian Operators. 1. Principal Concepts. 2. Auxiliary Operators and Their Application. 3. Dissipative Operators. 2: Characteristic Functions. 1. Characteristic Matrix Functions of Regular Extensions. 2. A Criterion of Unitary Equivalence. 3. Determination of Characteristic Matrix Functions. 4. Examples. 5. Properties of Characteristic Matrix-Functions. 6. Theorem on Multiplication of Characteristic Matrix Functions. 7. Factorization of Characteristic Matrix Functions. 8. Characteristic Operator Functions. 9. Characteristic Functions. Brief Survey. 3: Models of Nonself-Adjoint Operators. 1. Preliminary Remarks. 2. Kr-Operators with Real Spectrum. 3. Kr-Operators with Spectrum Concentrated at Infinity. 4. Kr-Operators with Discrete Spectrum. 5. General Case. 6. Models of Linear Operators (A Brief Survey). 4: Dilations of Linear Operators. 1. A Brief Survey. 2. Self-Adjoint Dilation of a Dissipative Operator (First Method). 3. Symmetric and Self-Adjoint Dilations of Dissipative Operators (Second Method). 4. J-Unitary and J-Selfadjoint Dilations. 5. Coordinate-Free Form of Dilations. Appendix 1: Contractions. Triangulation of Contractions. Appendix 2: The Structure of J-Nonexpanding Operators. Appendix 3: Lax-Phillips Abstract Scattering Scheme in Pontryagin Spaces. References. Subject Index. Personal Index. Notation. Index.
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