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Formal adjoints and a canonical form for linear operators

Authors: Michael G. Eastwood and A. Rod Gover
Journal: Conform. Geom. Dyn. 10 (2006), 285-287
MSC (2000): Primary 58J70; Secondary 53A30
Published electronically: October 5, 2006
MathSciNet review: 2261052
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Abstract: We describe a canonical form for linear differential operators that are formally self-adjoint or formally skew-adjoint.

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Michael G. Eastwood
Affiliation: Department of Pure Mathematics, University of Adelaide, South Australia 5005
MR Author ID: 61470

A. Rod Gover
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1, New Zealand
MR Author ID: 335695

Keywords: Adjoints, differential operators, conformal invariance
Received by editor(s): July 18, 2006
Published electronically: October 5, 2006
Additional Notes: The first author is supported by the Australian Research Council.
The second author expresses appreciation for support by the New Zealand Institute for Mathematics and its Applications and the Royal Society of New Zealand (Marsden Grant 02-UOA-108).
Article copyright: © Copyright 2006 American Mathematical Society
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