# Generalized resolvents of symmetric operators and admissibility

### Abstract

Let A be a symmetric linear operator (or relation) with equal, possibly infinite, defect numbers. It is well know that one can associate with A a boundary value space and the Weyl function M(λ). The authors show that certain fractional-linear transforms of M(λ) are identified as Weyl functions of extensions of A, and vice versa. This connection is applied to various problems arising in the extension theory of symmetric operators. Some new criteria for a linear operator to be selfadjoint are established. When the defect numbers of A are finite the structure of all selfadjoint extensions with an exit space is completely characterized via a pair of boundary value spaces and their respective Weyl functions. New admissibility criteria are given which guarantee that a generalized resolvent of a nondensely defined symmetric operator corresponds to a selfadjoint operator extension.

**Key words:** symmetric operator; selfadjoint extension; generalized resolvent; Weyl function; defect numbers; boundary value spaces; selfadjoint operator extension

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