Self-Adjoint Operators. SchrÖdinger Operators

  • W. O. Amrein
Part of the Mathematical Physics Studies book series (MPST, volume 2)


In Section 2.1 we define symmetric and self-adjoint operators and give criteria for a symmetric operator to be self-adjoint. In Section 2.2 we study simple spectral properties of self-adjoint operators. A particular class of self-adjoint operators, the socalled multiplication operators, are introduced in Section 2.3, and the results are applied to proving the essential self-adjointness of the Laplacian. In Section 2.4 we give a criterion for the invariance of self-adjointness under perturbations and apply it to Schrödinger operators with non-singular potentials. Finally, in Section 2.5, we give a characterization of the domain of Schrödinger operators with strongly singular potentials. The importance of self-adjointness will be discussed in Section 4.1.


Multiplication Operator Symmetric Operator Linear Manifold Singular Potential Resolvent Equation 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. O. Amrein
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  1. 1.Department of Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of GenevaSwitzerland

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