Basic Notions of Phase Space Analysis

  • Nicolas Lerner
Part of the Pseudo-Differential Operators book series (PDO, volume 3)


A differential operator of order m on ℝ n can be written as
$$ a(x,D) = \sum\limits_{\left| \alpha \right| \leqslant m} {a_a (x)D_x^\alpha } , $$
where we have used the notation (4.1.4) for the multi-indices. Its symbol is a polynomial in the variable ζ and is defined as
$$ a(x,\xi ) = \sum\limits_{\left| \alpha \right| \leqslant m} {a_a (x)\xi ^\alpha } , \xi ^\alpha = \xi _1^{\alpha _1 } \ldots \xi _n^{\alpha _n } . $$
We have the formula
$$ (a(x,D)u)(x) = \int_{\mathbb{R}^n } {e^{2i\pi x \cdot \xi } a(x,\xi )\hat u(\xi )d\xi } , $$
where û is the Fourier transform as defined in (4.1.1). It is possible to generalize the previous formula to the case where a is a tempered distribution on ℝ2n.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Lerner
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  1. 1.Projet Analyse fonctionnelle Institut de Mathématique de JussieuUniversité Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)Paris cedex 05France

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