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We extend the concept of Lifshits–Krein spectral shift function associated with a pair of self-adjoint operators to the case of pairs of (admissible) operators that are similar to self-adjoint operators. An operator H is called admissible if: (i) there is a bounded operator V with a bounded inverse such that H = V −1 HV for some self-adjoint operator H;(More)
Let A and C be self-adjoint operators such that the spectrum of A lies in a gap of the spectrum of C and let d > 0 be the distance between the spectra of A and C. We prove that under these assumptions the sharp value of the constant c in the condition B < cd implying the solvability of the operator Riccati equation XA− CX + XBX = B * is equal to √ 2. We(More)
Let g(z, x) denote the diagonal Green's matrix of a self-adjoint m × m matrix-valued Schrödinger operator H = − d 2 dx 2 Im + Q(x) in L 2 (R) m , m ∈ N. One of the principal results proven in this paper states that for a fixed x 0 ∈ R and all z ∈ C + , g(z, x 0) and g ′ (z, x 0) uniquely determine the matrix-valued m × m potential Q(x) for a.e. x ∈ R. We(More)
We consider operator-valued Herglotz functions and their applications to self-adjoint perturbations of self-adjoint operators and self-adjoint extensions of densely defined closed symmetric operators. Our applications include model operators for both situations, linear fractional transformations for Herglotz operators, results on Friedrichs and Krein(More)
We revisit the computation of (2-modified) Fredholm determinants for operators with matrix-valued semi-separable integral kernels. The latter occur, for instance, in the form of Green's functions associated with closed ordinary differential operators on arbitrary intervals on the real line. Our approach determines the (2-modified) Fredholm determinants in(More)
Krein presented an example of a symmetric rank one perturbation of a self-adjoint operator such that for all values of the spectral parameter in the interior of the spectrum, the difference of the corresponding spectral projections is not trace class. In the present note it is shown that in the case in question this difference has simple Lebesgue spectrum(More)
We provide additional results in connection with Krein's formula, which describes the resolvent difference of two self-adjoint extensions A 1 and A 2 of a densely defined closed symmetric linear operator ˙ A with deficiency indices (n, n), n ∈ N ∪ {∞}. In particular, we explicitly derive the linear fractional transformation relating the operator-valued(More)
The principal results of this paper consist of an intrinsic definition of the Evans function in terms of newly introduced generalized matrix-valued Jost solutions for general first-order matrix-valued differential equations on the real line, and a proof of the fact that the Evans function, a finite-dimensional determinant by construction, coincides with a(More)