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MFAT 16 (2010), no. 4, 349-358
We describe the spectrum of the problem generated by the Stieltjes string recurrence relations on a figure-of-eight graph. The continuity and the force balance conditions are imposed at the vertex of the graph. It is shown that the eigenvalues of such (main) problem are interlaced with the elements of the union of sets of eigenvalues of the Dirichlet problems generated by the parts of the string which correspond to the loops of the figure-of-eight graph. Also the eigenvalues of the main problem are interlaced with the elements of the union of sets of eigenvalues of the periodic problems generated by the same parts of the string.