^{1} Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet^{2} Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, Københavns Universitet

DOI:

10.1080/03605302.2013.864207

Abstract:

Singular Green operators G appear typically as boundary correction terms in resolvents for elliptic boundary value problems on a domain Ω ⊂ ℝ n , and more generally they appear in the calculus of pseudodifferential boundary problems. In particular, the boundary term in a Krein resolvent formula is a singular Green operator. It is well-known in smooth cases that when G is of negative order −t on a bounded domain, its eigenvalues ors-numbers have the behavior (*)s j (G) ∼ cj −t/(n−1) for j → ∞, governed by the boundary dimension n − 1. In some nonsmooth cases, upper estimates (**)s j (G) ≤ Cj −t/(n−1) are known. We show that (*) holds when G is a general selfadjoint nonnegative singular Green operator with symbol merely Hölder continuous in x. We also show (*) with t = 2 for the boundary term in the Krein resolvent formula comparing the Dirichlet and a Neumann-type problem for a strongly elliptic second-order differential operator (not necessarily selfadjoint) with coefficients in for some q > n.

Type:

Journal article

Language:

English

Published in:

Communications in Partial Differential Equations, 2014, Vol 39, Issue 3, p. 530-573

Keywords:

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