Methods of Functional Analysis
and Topology

Editors-in-Chief: Yu. M. Berezansky, Yu. G. Kondratiev
ISSN: 1029-3531 (Print) 2415-7503 (Online)

Methods of Functional Analysis and Topology (MFAT), founded in 1995, is a peer-reviewed arXiv overlay journal publishing original articles and surveys on general methods and techniques of functional analysis and topology with a special emphasis on applications to modern mathematical physics.

MFAT is an open access journal, free for authors and free for readers.

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Volumes: 24 | Issues: 89 | Articles: 687 | Authors: 493

Latest Articles (March, 2018)


Parametrization of scale-invariant self-adjoint extensions of scale-invariant symmetric operators

Miron B. Bekker, Martin J. Bohner, Alexander P. Ugolʹnikov, Hristo Voulov

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 24 (2018), no. 1, 1-15

On a Hilbert space $\frak H$, we consider a symmetric scale-invariant operator with equal defect numbers. It is assumed that the operator has at least one scale-invariant self-adjoint extension in $ \frak H$. We prove that there is a one-to-one correspondence between (generalized) resolvents of scale-invariant extensions and solutions of some functional equation. Two examples of Dirac-type operators are considered.

A probabilistic proof of the Vitali Covering Lemma

E. Gwaltney, P. Hagelstein, D. Herden

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 24 (2018), no. 1, 34-40

The classical Vitali Covering Lemma on $\mathbb{R}$ states that there exists a constant $c > 0$ such that, given a finite collection of intervals $\{I_j\}$ in $\mathbb{R}$, there exists a disjoint subcollection $\{\tilde{I}_j\} \subseteq \{I_j\}$ such that $|\cup \tilde{I}_j| \geq c |\cup I_j|$. We provide a new proof of this covering lemma using probabilistic techniques and Padovan numbers.

Adjunction formula, Poincaré residue and holomorphic differentials on Riemann surfaces

A. Lesfari

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 24 (2018), no. 1, 41-52

There is still a big gap between knowing that a Riemann surface of genus $g$ has $g$ holomorphic differential forms and being able to find them explicitly. The aim of this paper is to show how to construct holomorphic differential forms on compact Riemann surfaces. As known, the dimension of the space $H^1(\mathcal{D}, \mathbb{C})$ of holomorphic differentials of a compact Riemann surface $\mathcal{D}$ is equal to its genus, $\dim H^1(\mathcal{D}, \mathbb{C})=g(\mathcal{D})=g$. When the Riemann surface is concretely described, we show that one can usually present a basis of holomorphic differentials explicitly. We apply the method to the case of relatively complicated Riemann surfaces.

On the mean ergodicity of weak solutions of an abstract evolution equation

Marat V. Markin

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 24 (2018), no. 1, 53-70

Found are conditions of rather general nature sufficient for the existence of the limit at infinity of the Cesàro means $$ \frac{1}{t} \int_0^ty(s)\,ds $$ for every bounded weak solution $y(\cdot)$ of the abstract evolution equation $$ y'(t)=Ay(t),\ t\ge 0, $$ with a closed linear operator $A$ in a Banach space $X$.

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