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.

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Volumes: 24 | Issues: 92 | Articles: 709 | Authors: 509

Latest Articles (December, 2018)


On the Gevrey ultradifferentiability of weak solutions of an abstract evolution equation with a scalar type spectral operator

Marat V. Markin

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 24 (2018), no. 4, 349-369

Found are conditions on a scalar type spectral operator $A$ in a complex Banach space necessary and sufficient for all weak solutions of the evolution equation \begin{equation*} y'(t)=Ay(t),\quad t\ge 0, \end{equation*} to be strongly Gevrey ultradifferentiable of order $\beta\ge 1$, in particular analytic or entire, on $[0,\infty)$. Certain inherent smoothness improvement effects are analyzed.

On the numerical range with respect to a family of projections

Waed Dada, Joachim Kerner, Nazife Erkurşun-Özcan

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 24 (2018), no. 4, 297-304

In this note we introduce the concept of a numerical range of a bounded linear operator on a Hilbert space with respect to a family of projections. We give a precise definition and elaborate on its connection to the classical numerical range as well as to generalizations thereof such as the quadratic numerical range, block numerical range, and product numerical range. In general, the importance of this new notion lies within its unifying aspect.

Continuous symmetric 3-homogeneous polynomials on spaces of Lebesgue measurable essentially bounded functions

T. V. Vasylyshyn, A. V. Zagorodnyuk

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 24 (2018), no. 4, 381-398

Vector spaces of all homogeneous continuous polynomials on infinite dimensional Banach spaces are infinite dimensional. But spaces of homogeneous continuous polynomials with some additional natural properties can be finite dimensional. The so-called symmetry of polynomials on some classes of Banach spaces is one of such properties. In this paper we consider continuous symmetric $3$-homogeneous polynomials on the complex Banach space $L_\infty$ of all Lebesgue measurable essentially bounded complex-valued functions on $[0,1]$ and on the Cartesian square of this space. We construct Hamel bases of spaces of such polynomials and prove formulas for representing of polynomials as linear combinations of base polynomials. Results of the paper can be used for investigations of algebras of symmetric continuous polynomials and of symmetric analytic functions on $L_\infty$ and on its Cartesian square. In particular, in order to describe appropriate topologies on the spectrum (the set of complex valued homomorphisms) of a given algebra of analytic functions, it is useful to have representations for polynomials, obtained in this paper.

Complex powers of abstract pseudodifferential operators

M. A. Fahrenwaldt

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 24 (2018), no. 4, 305-338

Under suitable assumptions, we show that the abstract pseudodifferen\-tial operators introduced by Connes and Moscovici possess complex powers that belong to this class of operators. We analyse several spectral functions obtained via the (super)trace including the zeta function and the heat trace. We present examples showing that the analysis is explicit and tractable.

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