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Spectral Theory and Differential Operators$
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David Edmunds and Des Evans

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198812050

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198812050.001.0001

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Second-Order Differential Operators on Arbitrary Open Sets

Second-Order Differential Operators on Arbitrary Open Sets

(p.331) 7 Second-Order Differential Operators on Arbitrary Open Sets
Spectral Theory and Differential Operators

D. E. Edmunds

W. D. Evans

Oxford University Press

In this chapter, three different methods are described for obtaining nice operators generated in some L2 space by second-order differential expressions and either Dirichlet or Neumann boundary conditions. The first is based on sesquilinear forms and the determination of m-sectorial operators by Kato’s First Representation Theorem; the second produces an m-accretive realization by a technique due to Kato using his distributional inequality; the third has its roots in the work of Levinson and Titchmarsh and gives operators T that are such that iT is m-accretive. The class of such operators includes the self-adjoint operators, even ones that are not bounded below. The essential self-adjointness of Schrödinger operators whose potentials have strong local singularities are considered, and the quantum-mechanical interpretation of essential self-adjointness is discussed.

Keywords:   m-sectorial, m-accretive, Kato’s distributional inequality, Schrödinger operator

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