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, open access 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: 22 | Issues: 82 | Articles: 636 | Authors: 457

Latest Articles (June, 2016)


Inverse moment problem for non-Abelian Coxeter double Bruhat cells

Michael Gekhtman

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 22 (2016), no. 2, 117-136

We solve the inverse problem for non-Abelian Coxeter double Bruhat cells in terms of the matrix Weyl functions. This result can be used to establish complete integrability of the non-Abelian version of nonlinear Coxeter-Toda lattices in $GL_n$.

On nonsymmetric rank one singular perturbations of selfadjoint operators

Mykola Dudkin, Tetiana Vdovenko

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 22 (2016), no. 2, 137-151

We consider nonsymmetric rank one singular perturbations of a selfadjoint operator, i.e., an expression of the form $\tilde A=A+\alpha\left\langle\cdot,\omega_1\right\rangle\omega_2$, $\omega_1\not=\omega_2$, $\alpha\in{\mathbb C}$, in a general case $\omega_1,\omega_2\in{\mathcal H}_{-2}$. Using a constructive description of the perturbed operator $\tilde A$, we investigate some spectral and approximations properties of $\tilde A$. The wave operators corresponding to the couple $A$, $\tilde A$ and a series of examples are also presented.

Hilbert space hypocoercivity for the Langevin dynamics revisited

Martin Grothaus, Patrik Stilgenbauer

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 22 (2016), no. 2, 152-168

We provide a complete elaboration of the $L^2$-Hilbert space hypocoercivity theorem for the degenerate Langevin dynamics via studying the longtime behavior of the strongly continuous contraction semigroup solving the associated Kolmogorov (backward) equation as an abstract Cauchy problem. This hypocoercivity result is proven in previous works before by Dolbeault, Mouhot and Schmeiser in the corresponding dual Fokker-Planck framework, but without including domain issues of the appearing operators. In our elaboration, we include the domain issues and additionally compute the rate of convergence in dependence of the damping coefficient. Important statements for the complete elaboration are the m-dissipativity results for the Langevin operator established by Conrad and the first named author of this article as well as the essential selfadjointness results for generalized Schrödinger operators by Wielens or Bogachev, Krylov and Röckner. We emphasize that the chosen Kolmogorov approach is natural. Indeed, techniques from the theory of (generalized) Dirichlet forms imply a stochastic representation of the Langevin semigroup as the transition kernel of diffusion process which provides a martingale solution to the Langevin equation. Hence an interesting connection between the theory of hypocoercivity and the theory of (generalized) Dirichlet forms is established besides.

Generalized solutions of Riccati equalities and inequalities

D. Z. Arov, M. A. Kaashoek, D. R. Pik

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 22 (2016), no. 2, 95-116

The Riccati inequality and equality are studied for infinite dimensional linear discrete time stationary systems with respect to the scattering supply rate. The results obtained are an addition to and based on our earlier work on the Kalman-Yakubovich-Popov inequality in [6]. The main theorems are closely related to the results of Yu. M. Arlinskiĭ in [3]. The main difference is that we do not assume the original system to be a passive scattering system, and we allow the solutions of the Riccati inequality and equality to satisfy weaker conditions.

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