Anatolii Gordeevich Kostyuchenko

Editorial Board

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 18 (2012), no. 1, 1-3

On the completeness of general boundary value problems for $2 \times 2$ first-order systems of ordinary differential equations

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 18 (2012), no. 1, 4-18

Let $B={\rm diag} (b_1^{-1}, b_2^{-1}) \not = B^*$ be a $2\times 2$ diagonal matrix with \break $b_1^{-1}b_2 \notin{\Bbb R}$ and let $Q$ be a smooth $2\times 2$ matrix function. Consider the system $$-i B y'+Q(x)y=\lambda y, \; y= {\rm col}(y_1,y_2), \; x\in[0,1],$$ of ordinary differential equations subject to general linear boundary conditions $U_1(y) = U_2(y) = 0.$ We find sufficient conditions on $Q$ and $U_j$ that guaranty completeness of root vector system of the boundary value problem. Moreover, we indicate a condition on $Q$ that leads to a completeness criterion in terms of the linear boundary forms $U_j,\ j\in \{1,2\}.$

Linearization of double-infinite Toda lattice by means of inverse spectral problem

Yurij M. Berezansky

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 18 (2012), no. 1, 19-54

The author earlier in [3, 4, 6, 7] proposed some way of integration the Cauchy problem for semi-infinite Toda lattices using the inverse spectral problem for Jacobi matrices. Such a way for double-infinite Toda lattices is more complicated and was proposed in . This article is devoted to a detailed account of the result [3, 4, 6, 7, 9] . It is necessary to note that in the case of double-infinite lattices we cannot give a general solution of the corresponding linear system of differential equations for spectral matrix. Therefore, in this case the corresponding results can only be understood as a procedure of finding the solution of the Toda lattice.

Kawasaki dynamics in the continuum via generating functionals evolution

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 18 (2012), no. 1, 55-67

We construct the time evolution of Kawasaki dynamics for a spatial infinite particle system in terms of generating functionals. This is carried out by an Ovsjannikov-type result in a scale of Banach spaces, which leads to a local (in time) solution. An application of this approach to Vlasov-type scaling in terms of generating functionals is considered as well.

Inverse eigenvalue problems for nonlocal Sturm-Liouville operators on a star graph

L. P. Nizhnik

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 18 (2012), no. 1, 68-78

We solve the inverse spectral problem for a class of Sturm--Liouville operators with singular nonlocal potentials and nonlocal boundary conditions on a star graph.

Eigenvalue asymptotics of perturbed self-adjoint operators

A. A. Shkalikov

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 18 (2012), no. 1, 79-89

We study perturbations of a self-adjoint positive operator $T$, provided that a perturbation operator $B$ satisfies the "local" subordinate condition $\|B\varphi_k\| \leqslant b\mu_k^{\beta}$ with some $\beta<1$ and $b>0$. Here $\{\varphi_k\}_{k=1}^\infty$ is an orthonormal system of the eigenvectors of the operator $T$ corresponding to the eigenvalues $\{\mu_k\}_{k=1}^\infty$. We introduce the concept of $\alpha$-non-condensing sequence and prove the theorem on the comparison of the eigenvalue-counting functions of the operators $T$ and $T+B$. Namely, it is shown that if $\{\mu_k\}$ is $\alpha-$non-condensing then $$|n(r,T)- n(r, T+B)| \leqslant C\left[ n(r+ar^\gamma,\, T) - n(r-ar^\gamma,\, T) \right] +C_1$$ with some constants $C, C_1, a$ and $\gamma = \max(0,\, \beta,\, 2\beta +\alpha -1)\in [0,1)$.

Recovering arbitrary order differential operators on noncompact star-type graphs

V. Yurko

Methods Funct. Anal. Topology 18 (2012), no. 1, 90-100

We study an inverse spectral problem for arbitrary order ordinary differential equations on noncompact star-type graphs. As the main spectral characteristics we introduce and study the so-called Weyl-type matrices which are a generalization of the Weyl function for the classical Sturm-Liouville operator. We provide a procedure for constructing the solution of the inverse problem and prove its uniqueness.