## On a spectral property of Jacobi matrices

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- by S. Kupin
- Proc. Amer. Math. Soc.
**132**(2004), 1377-1383 - DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-03-07244-7
- Published electronically: December 12, 2003
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## Abstract:

Let $J$ be a Jacobi matrix with elements $b_k$ on the main diagonal and elements $a_k$ on the auxiliary ones. We suppose that $J$ is a compact perturbation of the free Jacobi matrix. In this case the essential spectrum of $J$ coincides with $[-2,2]$, and its discrete spectrum is a union of two sequences $\{x^\pm _j\}, x^+_j>2, x^-_j<-2$, tending to $\pm 2$. We denote sequences $\{a_{k+1}-a_k\}$ and $\{a_{k+1}+a_{k-1}-2a_k\}$ by $\partial a$ and $\partial ^2 a$, respectively.

The main result of the note is the following theorem.

**Theorem.** Let $J$ be a Jacobi matrix described above and $\sigma$ be its spectral measure. Then $a-1,b\in l^4,\ \partial ^2 a,\partial ^2 b \in l^2$ if and only if \[ \mathrm {i)}\ \int ^2_{-2} \log \sigma ’(x) (4-x^2)^{5/2} dx>-\infty ,\qquad \mathrm {ii)}\ \sum _j(x^\pm _j\mp 2)^{7/2}<\infty . \]

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## Bibliographic Information

**S. Kupin**- Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, Box 1917, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02912
- Email: kupin@math.brown.edu
- Received by editor(s): October 25, 2002
- Published electronically: December 12, 2003
- Communicated by: Andreas Seeger
- © Copyright 2003 American Mathematical Society
- Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc.
**132**(2004), 1377-1383 - MSC (2000): Primary 47B36; Secondary 42C05
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-03-07244-7
- MathSciNet review: 2053342