An operator equation, KdV equation and invariant subspaces

Authors:
R. V. Garimella, V. Hrynkiv and A. R. Sourour

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **138** (2010), 717-724

MSC (2000):
Primary 47A62, 46N20, 47N20

Published electronically:
September 29, 2009

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2557188

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Abstract: Let be a bounded linear operator on a complex Banach space . A problem, motivated by the operator method used to solve integrable systems such as the Korteweg-deVries (KdV), modified KdV, sine-Gordon, and Kadomtsev-Petviashvili (KP) equations, is whether there exists a bounded linear operator such that (i) is of rank one, and (ii) is invertible for every function analytic in a neighborhood of the spectrum of . We investigate solutions to this problem and discover an intriguing connection to the invariant subspace problem. Under the assumption that the convex hull of the spectrum of does not contain 0, we show that there exists a solution to (i) and (ii) if and only if has a non-trivial invariant subspace.

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**R. V. Garimella**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas 72035

Email:
rameshg@uca.edu

**V. Hrynkiv**

Affiliation:
Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Houston- Downtown, Houston, Texas 77002

Email:
HrynkivV@uhd.edu

**A. R. Sourour**

Affiliation:
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W 3P4 Canada

Email:
sourour@math.uvic.ca

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-09-10118-1

Keywords:
Operator equation,
invariant subspaces,
rank one operators,
spectrum

Received by editor(s):
December 2, 2008

Received by editor(s) in revised form:
July 10, 2009

Published electronically:
September 29, 2009

Communicated by:
Nigel J. Kalton

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