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Proving that a Sturm-Liouville problem is in the limit-point/-circle case

I would like to understand techniques anybody is able to detail to me on how one may actually prove that a particular Sturm-Liouville (S-L) problem, i.e., of the form \begin{equation} ...
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Mathieu differential equation

Given the operator $T (\psi)(x):= \psi''(x)-2q \cos(2x)\psi(x)$ with $T : D(T) \subset L^2[0,2\pi] $ I was wondering: What is the right domain $D(T)$ for this operator if we want to solve the ...
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Proof that solution of $\lambda$-affine, linear ODE is entire in $\lambda$

Suppose $F(\lambda)~(\lambda\in\mathbb{C})$ is a linear ordinary differential operator (with, say, domain $D$ dense in some Hilbert space), and is also affine-linear in $\lambda$. Is there a proof ...
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Spectrum of the Orr Sommerfeld equation

The Orr Sommerfeld equation is as follows $$\psi''-k^2 \psi - \frac{U''}{U-c}\psi=0$$ where $\psi(y)$ is a complex valued function on $[0,2\pi]$ satisfying Dirichlet boundary conditions ...
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Spectrum of the Hill Operator $L(y)= -y''+ v(x) y $

Consider the eigenvalue equation for the Hill operator $$L(y)= -y''+ v(x) y = \lambda y, \quad x\in \mathbb{R},$$ where $v(x)$ is any potential and $\lambda$ is the spectral parameter. If $v(x) ...
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What are the connections between spectral expansion and differential operator?

For instance, for a nice function $f$ on the unit circle, we have its Fourier expansion, $$f(x)=\sum_n \hat{f}(n) e^{inx},$$ where the exponentials are eigenfunctions for differential operator ...
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Compact resolvent

Given that the operator $$ Hf(x) = -xf''(x) + (x - 1)f'(x) $$ on the Hilbert space $L^2([0,\infty),e^{-x}dx)$ possesses, for each $n \in \mathbb{N}$, an eigenvalue $\lambda_n = n$ with eigenvector ...
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Finding the spectrum of the Schrodinger operator

Let $H(f) = -f'' + V(x) f$ be the Schrodinger operator on $\mathbb R$. I am trying to calculate the spectrum (eigenvalues) of the operator $H$ in $L^2(\mathbb R)$ for various choices of $V$. In ...
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Compute Rayleigh quotient for ODE

I am trying to find Rayleigh quotient for this equation: $u''(r) + [\frac{1-4n^2}{4r^2} + \lambda - 2n\beta -\beta^2r^2]u(r) = 0$, where $0 \le r \le 1$. Is there any way to compute eigenvalue ...
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Symbol Of Differential Operators

When we are given a differential operator of the form $Lf : = \sum_\alpha a_{\alpha}(x) D^ \alpha f(x) $ , we can define the symbol associated with it to be the function: $a(x,y) := \sum_\alpha ...
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Eigenvalues of the 1D laplacian with mixed boundary conditions

I am trying to find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the Laplacian with mixed boundary conditions on $[0,L]$: More precisely: $$X''(x) = \lambda X(x)$$ with $X'(0)=0$ and $X(L)=a$. I know how to ...
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“Algebraic multiplicity” for eigenvalues of a Sturm-Liouville-like problem?

Following Coddington-Levinson's book Theory of ordinary differential equations, chapter 7: "Self-adjoint problems on finite intervals", let us consider the eigenvalue problem $$\pi(l):\begin{cases} ...
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A solution of $-y'' + q(x)y= \lambda y$

Could you help me with the following problem (from Poschel and Trubowitz)? I am looking for a solution of the differential equation $-y'' + q(x)y= \lambda y$, for $0 \leq x \leq 1$ with ...
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reference for strongly continuous semi-groups

At the moment I am trying to understand the proof of the Fredholm property in Salamon's notes on Floer homology. There I came across the notion of an unbounded operator on a (real) Hilbert space which ...
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Changing the manifold, preserving the discrete spectrum

On a Riemannian manifold $M$, the Laplace operator $L$ is uniquely defined. If $M$ is not compact, then $L$ admits a continuous spectrum. Is there a way of "changing" $M$ and/or $L$ in say $M'$ ...
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Uniqueness of solution to a differential equation

Consider the second-order ODE $-(py')'+(q-\lambda$$w)y=wf$ $(1)$ with $y$ an $L^2$ complex-valued function on $[a,b]$ subject to the boundary conditions: ...
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Matrix Differential Equation with a Skew-Symmetric Matrix

From a bank of masters exams: Say the position of a particle moving in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is given by a smooth vector-valued function $\vec{x}(t)$. Suppose that $\vec{x}(t)$ satisfies a ...