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On semibounded differential operators

Author: Harry Hochstadt
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 35 (1972), 298-300
MSC: Primary 47E05; Secondary 34B25
MathSciNet review: 0308858
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Abstract: It is shown that regular ordinary differential operators have a semibounded spectrum. The proof requires fewer prerequisites than other proofs found in the literature and also yields estimates on the lower bound of the spectrum.

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