05-394 Fritz Gesztesy, Yuri Latushkin, Marius Mitrea, and Maxim Zinchenko
Non-self-adjoint operators, Infinite Determinants, and some Applications (141K, LaTeX) Nov 15, 05
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Abstract. We study various spectral theoretic aspects of non-self-adjoint operators. Specifically, we consider a class of factorable non-self-adjoint perturbations of a given unperturbed non-self-adjoint operator and provide an in-depth study of a variant of the Birman-Schwinger principle as well as local and global Weinstein-Aronszajn formulas. Our applications include a study of suitably symmetrized (modified) perturbation determinants of Schr\"odinger operators in dimensions n=1,2,3 and their connection with Krein's spectral shift function in two- and three-dimensional scattering theory. Moreover, we study an appropriate multi-dimensional analog of the celebrated formula by Jost and Pais that identifies Jost functions with suitable Fredholm (perturbation) determinants and hence reduces the latter to simple Wronski determinants.

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