On Rayleigh-Type Formulas for a Non-local Boundary Value Problem Associated with an Integral Operator Commuting with the Laplacian
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On Rayleigh-Type Formulas for a Non-local Boundary Value Problem Associated with an Integral Operator Commuting with the Laplacian

  • Author(s): Hermi, Lotfi
  • Saito, Naoki
  • et al.

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https://arxiv.org/pdf/1009.4168.pdf
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Abstract

In this article we prove the existence, uniqueness, and simplicity of a negative eigenvalue for a class of integral operators whose kernel is of the form $|x-y|^\rho$, $0 < \rho \leq 1$, $x, y \in [-a, a]$. We also provide two different ways of producing recursive formulas for the Rayleigh functions (i.e., recursion formulas for power sums) of the eigenvalues of this integral operator when $\rho=1$, providing means of approximating this negative eigenvalue. These methods offer recursive procedures for dealing with the eigenvalues of a one-dimensional Laplacian with non-local boundary conditions which commutes with an integral operator having a harmonic kernel. The problem emerged in recent work by one of the authors [45]. We also discuss extensions in higher dimensions and links with distance matrices.

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