Synopses & Reviews
This book is devoted to the solvability theory of characteristic singular integral equations and corresponding boundary value problems for analytic functions with a Carleman and non-Carleman shift. The defect numbers are computed and the bases for the defect subspaces are constructed. Applications to mechanics, physics, and geometry of surfaces are discussed. The second part of the book also contains an extensive survey of the literature on closely related topics. While the first part of the book is also accessible to engineers and undergraduate students in mathematics, the second part is aimed at specialists in the field.
Synopsis
The first formulations of linear boundary value problems for analytic functions were due to Riemann (1857). In particular, such problems exhibit as boundary conditions relations among values of the unknown analytic functions which have to be evaluated at different points of the boundary. Singular integral equations with a shift are connected with such boundary value problems in a natural way. Subsequent to Riemann's work, D. Hilbert (1905), C. Haseman (1907) and T. Carleman (1932) also considered problems of this type. About 50 years ago, Soviet mathematicians began a systematic study of these topics. The first works were carried out in Tbilisi by D. Kveselava (1946-1948). Afterwards, this theory developed further in Tbilisi as well as in other Soviet scientific centers (Rostov on Don, Ka zan, Minsk, Odessa, Kishinev, Dushanbe, Novosibirsk, Baku and others). Beginning in the 1960s, some works on this subject appeared systematically in other countries, e. g., China, Poland, Germany, Vietnam and Korea. In the last decade the geography of investigations on singular integral operators with shift expanded significantly to include such countries as the USA, Portugal and Mexico. It is no longer easy to enumerate the names of the all mathematicians who made contributions to this theory. Beginning in 1957, the author also took part in these developments. Up to the present, more than 600 publications on these topics have appeared."
Description
Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-376) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction. 1. Preliminaries. 2. Binomial boundary value problems with shift for a piecewise analytic function and for a pair of functions analytic in the same domain. 3. Carleman boundary value problems and boundary value problems of Carleman type. 4. Solvability theory of the generalized Riemann boundary value problem. 5. Solvability theory of singular integral equations with a Carleman shift and complex conjugated boundary values in the degenerated and stable cases. 6. Solvability theory of general characteristic singular integral equations with a Carleman fractional linear shift on the unit circle. 7. Generalized Hilbert and Carleman boundary value problems for functions analytic in a simply connected domain. 8. Boundary value problems with a Carleman shift and complex conjugation for functions analytic in a multiply connected domain. 9. On solvability theory for singular integral equations with a non-Carleman shift. References. Subject index.