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: 22 | Issues: 84 | Articles: 649 | Authors: 465

Latest Articles (December, 2016)


Fredholm theory connected with a Douglis-Nirenberg system of differential equations over $\mathbb{R}^n$

M. Faierman

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 22 (2016), no. 4, 330-345

We consider a spectral problem over $\mathbb{R}^n$ for a Douglis-Nirenberg system of differential operators under limited smoothness assumptions and under the assumption of parameter-ellipticity in a closed sector $\mathcal{L}$ in the complex plane with vertex at the origin. We pose the problem in an $L_p$ Sobolev-Bessel potential space setting, $1 < p < \infty$, and denote by $A_p$ the operator induced in this setting by the spectral problem. We then derive results pertaining to the Fredholm theory for $A_p$ for values of the spectral parameter $\lambda$ lying in $\mathcal{L}$ as well as results pertaining to the invariance of the Fredholm domain of $A_p$ with $p$.

A criterion for continuity in a parameter of solutions to generic boundary-value problems for higher-order differential systems

Vladimir Mikhailets, Aleksandr Murach, Vitalii Soldatov

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 22 (2016), no. 4, 375-386

We consider the most general class of linear boundary-value problems for ordinary differential systems, of order $r\geq1$, whose solutions belong to the complex space $C^{(n+r)}$, with $0\leq n\in\mathbb{Z}.$ The boundary conditions can contain derivatives of order $l$, with $r\leq l\leq n+r$, of the solutions. We obtain a constructive criterion under which the solutions to these problems are continuous with respect to the parameter in the normed space $C^{(n+r)}$. We also obtain a two-sided estimate for the degree of convergence of these solutions.

Elliptic boundary-value problems in Hörmander spaces

Anna Anop, Tetiana Kasirenko

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 22 (2016), no. 4, 295-310

We investigate general elliptic boundary-value problems in Hörmander inner product spaces that form the extended Sobolev scale. The latter consists of all Hilbert spaces that are interpolation spaces with respect to the Sobolev Hilbert scale. We prove that the operator corresponding to an arbitrary elliptic problem is Fredholm in appropriate couples of the Hörmander spaces and induces a collection of isomorphisms on the extended Sobolev scale. We obtain a local a priory estimate for generalized solutions to this problem and prove a theorem on their local regularity in the Hörmander spaces. We find new sufficient conditions under which generalized derivatives (of a given order) of the solutions are continuous.

Evolution of states and mesoscopic scaling for two-component birth-and-death dynamics in continuum

Martin Friesen, Oleksandr Kutoviy

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Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 22 (2016), no. 4, 346-374

Two coupled spatial birth-and-death Markov evolutions on $\mathbb{R}^d$ are obtained as unique weak solutions to the associated Fokker-Planck equations. Such solutions are constructed by its associated sequence of correlation functions satisfying the so-called Ruelle-bound. Using the general scheme of Vlasov scaling we are able to derive a system of non-linear, non-local mesoscopic equations describing the effective density of the particle system. The results are applied to several models of ecology and biology.

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