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Solvability and spectral properties of integral equations on the real line: I. Weighted spaces of continuous functions

Arens, T., Chandler-Wilde, S. N. and Haseloh, K. O. (2002) Solvability and spectral properties of integral equations on the real line: I. Weighted spaces of continuous functions. Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 272 (1). pp. 276-302. ISSN 0022-247X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/S0022-247X(02)00159-2

Abstract/Summary

We consider in this paper the solvability of linear integral equations on the real line, in operator form (λ−K)φ=ψ, where and K is an integral operator. We impose conditions on the kernel, k, of K which ensure that K is bounded as an operator on . Let Xa denote the weighted space as |s|→∞}. Our first result is that if, additionally, |k(s,t)|⩽κ(s−t), with and κ(s)=O(|s|−b) as |s|→∞, for some b>1, then the spectrum of K is the same on Xa as on X, for 0<a⩽b. Using this result we then establish conditions on families of operators, , which ensure that, if λ≠0 and λφ=Kkφ has only the trivial solution in X, for all k∈W, then, for 0⩽a⩽b, (λ−K)φ=ψ has exactly one solution φ∈Xa for every k∈W and ψ∈Xa. These conditions ensure further that is bounded uniformly in k∈W, for 0⩽a⩽b. As a particular application we consider the case when the kernel takes the form k(s,t)=κ(s−t)z(t), with , , and κ(s)=O(|s|−b) as |s|→∞, for some b>1. As an example where kernels of this latter form occur we discuss a boundary integral equation formulation of an impedance boundary value problem for the Helmholtz equation in a half-plane.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code:32643
Publisher:Elsevier

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