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The Reconstruction Formula of Inverse Nodal Problems and Related Topics

by Chen, Ya-ting

Abstract (Summary)
Consider the Sturm-Liouville system : 8 > > > > > < > > > > > : ? y00 + q(x)y = y y(0) cos + y0(0) sin = 0 y(1) cos + y0(1) sin = 0 , where q 2 L 1 (0, 1) and , 2 [0, £¾). Let 0 < x(n)1 < x(n)2 < ... < x(n)n ? 1 < 1 be the nodal points of n-th eigenfunction in (0,1). The inverse nodal problem involves the determination of the parameters (q, , ) in the system by the knowledge of the nodal points . This problem was first proposed and studied by McLaughlin. Hald-McLaughlin gave a reconstruc- tion formula of q(x) when q 2 C 1 . In 1999, Law-Shen-Yang improved a result of X. F. Yang to show that the same formula converges to q pointwisely for a.e. x 2 (0, 1), when q 2 L 1 . We found that there are some mistakes in the proof of the asymptotic formulas for sn and l(n)j in Law-Shen-Yang¡¦s paper. So, in this thesis, we correct the mistakes and prove the reconstruction formula for q 2 L 1 again. Fortunately, the mistakes do not affect this result.Furthermore, we show that this reconstruction formula converges to q in L 1 (0, 1) . Our method is similar to that in the proof of pointwise convergence.
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Advisor:Tzy-Wei Hwang; Chung-Tsun Shieh; Chao-Nien Chen; Jhishen Tsay; Chun-Kong Law

School:National Sun Yat-Sen University

School Location:China - Taiwan

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:reconstruction formula inverse nodal problem

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Date of Publication:06/12/2001

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