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Generalized Functions, Operator Theory, and Dynamical Systems



ISBN 9780849306198
Published December 23, 1998 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
392 Pages

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Book Description

Nobel prize winner Ilya Prigogine writes in his preface: "Irreversibility is a challenge to mathematics...[which] leads to generalized functions and to an extension of spectral analysis beyond the conventional Hilbert space theory." Meeting this challenge required new mathematical formulations-obstacles met and largely overcome thanks primarily to the contributors to this volume."
This compilation of works grew out of material presented at the "Hyperfunctions, Operator Theory and Dynamical Systems" symposium at the International Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry in 1997. The result is a coherently organized collective work that moves from general, widely applicable mathematical methods to ever more specialized physical applications. Presented in two sections, part one describes Generalized Functions and Operator Theory, part two addresses Operator Theory and Dynamical Systems.
The interplay between mathematics and physics is now more necessary than ever-and more difficult than ever, given the increasing complexity of theories and methods. Here the topics include:

Table of Contents

Part I: Generalized Functions and Operator Theory
An Introduction to Hyperfunctions and ?-expansions, G. Lumer
Partial Inner Product Spaces of Analytic Functions, J.-P. Antoine
Rigged Spectral States: A Proclivity for Eigenvalues, K. Gustafson
Densities of Singular Measures and Generalized Spectral Decompositions, I. Antoniou and Z. Suchanecki
Convolution Kernels and Generalized Functions, B. Bäumer, G. Lumer, and F. Neubrander
Spectral Theory of Closed Linear Operators on Banach Spaces from a Locally Convex Point of View, V. Wrobel
Ultradistributions and the Levinson Condition, I. Cioranescu and L. Zsido
Representation of the Derivatives and Products of the Delta Function in Hilbert Space, Yu. Melnikov
Series Representations of the Complex Delta Function, I. Antoniou, Z. Suchanecki, and S. Tasaki
Antieigenvalues: An Extended Spectral Theory, K. Gustafson
Part II: Operator Theory and Dynamical Systems
Laws of Nature, Probability, and Time Symmetry Breaking, I. Prigogine and T. Petrosky
Extended Spectral Decompositions of Evolution Operators, I. Antoniou and S. Shkarin
Some Little Things About Rigged Hilbert Spaces and Quantum Mechanics and All That, A. Bohm, M. Gadella, and S. Wickramasekara
Axiomatics of Thermodynamics and Quantum Chaos, V. Maslov
Stochastic Evolution on Product Manifolds. S. Albeverio, A. Daletskii, and Yu. Kondratiev
Interaction Problems with Distributions and Hyperfunctions Data, G. Lumer
Absolute Continuity of Convolutions of Singular Measures and New Branches of Spectrum of Liouvillians and Few-Body Hamiltonians, L Bos and B Pavlov
On Scattering Theories Involving Moving Boundaries, G. F. Roach
The Eigenvalue Problem for Networks of Beams, B Dekoninck and S Nicaise
Generalized Perturbations and Operator Relations, P Kurasov and B Pavlov
On Spectral Analysis of a Class of Integral-Difference Collision Operators, Yu. Melnikiv
Dynamical Aspects of Processes with Long-Range Memory, M. Courbage

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