Methods of Functional Analysis
and Topology

Editors-in-Chief: A. N. Kochubei, Yu. G. Kondratiev
ISSN: 1029-3531 (Print), 2415-7503 (Online)

Founded by Yu. M. Berezansky in 1995.

Methods of Functional Analysis and Topology (MFAT), founded in 1995, is a peer-reviewed 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: 26 | Issues: 98 | Articles: 759 | Authors: 565

Latest Articles (June, 2020)


On a new class of operators related to quasi-Fredholm operators

Zied Garbouj, Haïkel Skhiri

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 26 (2020), no. 2, 141-166

In this paper, we introduce a generalization of quasi-Fredholm operators [7] to $k$-quasi-Fredholm operators on Hilbert spaces for nonnegative integer $k$. The case when $k = 0,$ represents the set of quasi-Fredholm operators and the meeting of the classes of $k$-quasi-Fredholm operators is called the class of pseudo-quasi-Fredholm operators. We present some fundamental properties of the operators belonging to these classes and, as applications, we prove some spectral theorem and finite-dimensional perturbations results for these classes. Also, the notion of new index of a pseudo-quasi-Fredholm operator called $pq$-index is introduced and the stability of this index by finite-dimensional perturbations is proved. This paper extends some results proved in [5] to closed unbounded operators.

Elliptic problems with unknowns on the boundary and irregular boundary data

Iryna Chepurukhina, Aleksandr Murach

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 26 (2020), no. 2, 91-102

We consider an elliptic problem with unknowns on the boundary of the domain of the elliptic equation and suppose that the right-hand side of this equation is square integrable and that the boundary data are arbitrary (specifically, irregular) distributions. We investigate local (up to the boundary) properties of generalized solutions to the problem in Hilbert distribution spaces that belong to the refined Sobolev scale. These spaces are parametrized with a real number and a function that varies slowly at infinity. The function parameter refines the number order of the space. We prove theorems on local regularity and a local a priori estimate of generalized solutions to the problem under investigation. These theorems are new for Sobolev spaces as well.

Representations of the Orlicz Figà-Talamanca Herz algebras and Spectral Subspaces

Rattan Lal, N. Shravan Kumar

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 26 (2020), no. 2, 169-178

Let $G$ be a locally compact group. In this note, we characterise non-degenerate $*$-representations of $A_\Phi(G)$ and $B_\Phi(G).$ We also study spectral subspaces associated to a non-degenerate Banach space representation of $A_\Phi(G).$

Approximation properties of multipoint boundary-value problems

H. Masliuk, O. Pelekhata, V. Soldatov

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 26 (2020), no. 2, 119-125

We consider a wide class of linear boundary-value problems for systems of $r$-th order ordinary differential equations whose solutions range over the normed complex space $(C^{(n)})^m$ of $n\geq r$ times continuously differentiable functions $y:[a,b]\to\mathbb{C}^{m}$. The boundary conditions for these problems are of the most general form $By=q$, where $B$ is an arbitrary continuous linear operator from $(C^{(n)})^{m}$ to $\mathbb{C}^{rm}$. We prove that the solutions to the considered problems can be approximated in $(C^{(n)})^m$ by solutions to some multipoint boundary-value problems. The latter problems do not depend on the right-hand sides of the considered problem and are built explicitly.

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