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On a class of generalized Stieltjes continued fractions

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With each sequence of real numbers ${\mathbf s}=\{s_j\}_{j=0}^\infty$ two kinds of continued fractions are associated, - the so-called $P-$fraction and a generalized Stieltjes fraction that, in the case when ${\mathbf s}=\{s_j\}_{j=0}^\infty$ is a sequence of moments of a probability measure on $\mathbb R_+$, coincide with the $J-$fraction and the Stieltjes fraction, respectively. A subclass $\mathcal H^{reg}$ of regular sequences is specified for which explicit formulas connecting these two continued fractions are found. For ${\mathbf s}\in\mathcal H^{reg}$ the Darboux transformation of the corresponding generalized Jacobi matrix is calculated in terms of the generalized Stieltjes fraction.

Key words: Moment problem, continued fraction, generalized Stieltjes fraction, Darboux transformation, generalized Jacobi matrix, triangular factorization, unwrapping transformation.

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TitleOn a class of generalized Stieltjes continued fractions
SourceMethods Funct. Anal. Topology, Vol. 21 (2015), no. 4, 315-335
MathSciNet MR3469531
zbMATH 06630277
MilestonesReceived 02/02/2015; Revised 05/03/2015
CopyrightThe Author(s) 2015 (CC BY-SA)

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Vladimir Derkach
Department of Mathematics, Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, 57 Shevchenka,Ivano-Frankivsk, 76018, Ukraine

Ivan Kovalyov
Department of Mathematics, Dragomanov National Pedagogical University, 9 Pirogova, Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine

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