Fields Institute Communications 2000; 574 pp; hardcover Volume: 25 ISBN10: 0821819909 ISBN13: 9780821819906 List Price: US$159 Member Price: US$127.20 Order Code: FIC/25
 This volume contains a selection of papers presented at an international conference on operator theory and its applications held in Winnipeg. The papers chosen for this volume are intended to illustrate that operator theory is the language of modern analysis and its applications. Together with the papers on the abstract operator theory are many papers on the theory of differential operators, boundary value problems, inverse scattering and other inverse problems, and on applications to biology, chemistry, wave propagation, and many other areas. The volume is dedicated to the late A. V. Strauss, whose principal areas of research were spectral theory of linear operators in Hilbert spaces, extension theory for symmetric linear operators, theory of the characteristic functions and functional models of linear operators, and boundary value problems with boundary conditions depending on spectral parameter. The bibliography of publications by A. V. Strauss combined with the papers from the conference provide both historical perspective and contemporary research on the field of operator theory and its applications. Titles in this series are copublished with the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Readership Mathematicians, engineers and graduate students interested in operator theory and its applications, PDEs, ordinary differential equations and quantum theory. Table of Contents  A. Strauss  Functional models of regular symmetric operators
 A. G. Ramm  Property C for ODE and applications to inverse problems
 Ya. I. Alber  Decomposition theorems in Banach spaces
 R. Airapetyan  On a new statement of inverse problem of quantum scattering theory
 R. G. Airapetyan, A. G. Ramm, and A. B. Smirnova  Continuous methods for solving nonlinear illposed problems
 D. Alpay and Y. Peretz  Quasicoisometric realizations of upper triangular matrices
 J. A. Ball  Linear systems, operator model theory and scattering: Multivariable generalizations
 J. A. Ball and N. J. Young  Problems on the realization of functions
 S. Belyi and E. Tsekanovskii  Multiplication theorems for \(J\)contractive operatorvalued functions
 Y. M. Berezansky  Spectral theory of commutative Jacobi fields: Direct and inverse problems
 G. F. Crosta  The forward propagation method applied to the inverse obstacle problem of electromagnetics
 J. Eisner and M. Kučera  Spatial patterning in reactiondiffusion systems with nonstandard boundary conditions
 A. Ětkin  On an abstract boundary value problem with the eigenvalue parameter in the boundary condition
 F. Gesztesy and K. A. Makarov  Some applications of the spectral shift operator
 S. Gutman and A. G. Ramm  Application of the hybrid stochasticdeterministic minimization method to a surface data inverse scattering problem
 W. Jäger and P. Rejto  On a theorem of Mochizuki and Uchiyama about long range oscillating potentials I
 V. Khatskevich and V. Senderov  Basic properties of linear fractional mappings of operator balls: Schroeder's equation
 E. Ya. Khruslov and L. S. Pankratov  Homogenization of the Dirichlet variational problems in OrliczSobolev spaces
 B. V. Loginov, D. G. Rakhimov, and N. A. Sidorov  Development of M. K. Gavurin's pseudoperturbation method
 J. LópezGómez  A bridge between operator theory and mathematical biology
 M. Matvejchuk  Measures on effects and on projections in spaces with indefinite metric
 T. Nagai  Concentration behavior of solutions to a chemotaxis system
 R. Plato  The solution of linear semidefinite illposed problems by the conjugate residual method
 A. G. Ramm  Justification of the limiting absorption principle in \(\mathbb R^2\)
 A. G. Ramm  Krein's method in inverse scattering
 A. G. Ramm and M. Sammartino  Existence and uniqueness of the scattering solutions in the exterior of rough domains
 S. Ruan and J. C. Clements  Existence and uniqueness of solutions of retarded quasilinear wave equations
 E. I. Shifrin and B. Brank  On solution of elliptical interface crack problem
 A. Shklyar  Some new effects for complete second order linear differential equations in Hilbert spaces
 V. A. Trenogin  Abstract boundary value problems for operator equations
 A. V. Tsyganov  On spectral decompositions of a restriction of a differential operator
 N. N. Voitovich, Yu. P. Topolyuk, and O. O. Reshnyak  Approximation of compactly supported functions with free phase by functions with bounded spectrum
 A. Yagola and K. Dorofeev  Sourcewise representation and a Posteriori error estimates for illposed problems
 Y. Yamada  Coexistence states for LotkaVolterra systems with crossdiffusion
 M. Yamaguchi and H. Yoshida  Nonhomogeneous string problem with periodically moving boundaries
