On some classes of difference equations of infinite order

Advances in Difference Equations, Sep 2018

We consider a certain class of difference equations on an axis and a half-axis, and we establish a correspondence between such equations and simpler kinds of operator equations. The last operator equations can be solved by a special method like the Wiener-Hopf method. MSC: 39B32, 42A38.

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On some classes of difference equations of infinite order

Vasilyev and Vasilyev Advances in Difference Equations On some classes of difference equations of infinite order Alexander V Vasilyev 1 Vladimir B Vasilyev 0 0 Chair of Pure Mathematics, Lipetsk State Technical University , Moskovskaya 30, Lipetsk, 398600 , Russia 1 Department of Mathematical Analysis, National Research Belgorod State University , Studencheskaya 14/1, Belgorod, 307008 , Russia We consider a certain class of difference equations on an axis and a half-axis, and we establish a correspondence between such equations and simpler kinds of operator equations. The last operator equations can be solved by a special method like the Wiener-Hopf method. difference equation; symbol; solvability - ak(x)u(x + k) = v(x), x ∈ M ⊂ R, ak(x)u(x + βk) = v(x), x ∈ M ⊂ R, where the functions ak(x), k = , . . . , n, v(x) are defined on M and given, and u(x) is an unknown function. Since n ∈ N is an arbitrary number and all points x, x + , . . . , x + n, ∀x ∈ M, should be in the set M, this set M may be a ray from a certain point or the whole R. A more general type of difference equation of finite order is the equation where {βk}kn= ⊂ R. Further, such equations can be equations with a continuous variable or a discrete one, and this property separates such an equation on a class of properly difference equations © 2015 Vasilyev and Vasilyev. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. and discrete equations. In this paper we will consider the case of a continuous variable x, and a solution on the right-hand side will be considered in the space L(R) for all equations. 1.1 Difference equation of a finite order with constant coefficients This is an equation of the type and it easily can be solved by the Fourier transform: Indeed, applying the Fourier transform to () we obtain has the following symbol: +∞ –∞ +∞ –∞ +∞ –∞ Proof The proof of this assertion can be obtained immediately. If we consider the operator () for x ∈ Z only D : u(xd) −→ The function pn(ξ ) is called a symbol of a difference operator on the left-hand side () (cf. []). If pn(ξ ) = , ∀ξ ∈ R, then () can easily be solved, 1.2 Difference equation of infinite order with constant coefficients The same arguments are applicable for the case of an unbounded sequence {βk}+–∞∞. Then the difference operator with complex coefficients D : u(x) −→ then its symbol can be defined by the discrete Fourier transform [, ] +∞ –∞ 1.3 Difference and discrete equations Obviously there are some relations between difference and discrete equations. Particularly, if {βk}+–∞∞ = Z, then the operator () is a discrete convolution operator. For studying discrete operators in a half-space the authors have developed a certain analytic technique [–]. Below we will try to enlarge this technique for more general situations. 2 General difference equations We consider the equation (Du)(x) = v(x), x ∈ R+, where R+ = {x ∈ R, x > }. For studying this equation we will use methods of the theory of multi-dimensional singular integral and pseudo differential equations [, , ] which are non-usual in the theory of difference equations. Our next goal is to study multi-dimensional difference equations, and this one-dimensional variant is a model for considering other complicated situations. This approach is based on the classical Riemann boundary value problem and the theory of one-dimensional singular integral equations [–]. 2.1 Background The first step is the following. We will use the theory of so-called paired equations [] of the type in the space L(R), where a, b are convolution operators with corresponding functions a(x), b(x), x ∈ R, P± are projectors on the half-axis R±. More precisely, a(x – y)U(y) dy, (bP–U)(x) = b(x – y)U(y) dy. –∞ Applying the Fourier transform to () we obtain [] the following one-dimensional singular integral equation [–]: (aP+ + bP–)U = V (aP+U)(x) = +∞ (Hu)(x) = v.p. πi –∞+∞ xu–(y)y dy, where P, Q are two projectors related to the Hilbert transform Equation () is closely related to the Riemann boundary value problem [, ] for upper and lower half-planes. We now recall the statement of the problem: finding a pair of functions ±(ξ ) which admit an analytic continuation on upper (C+) and lower (C–) half-planes in the complex plane C and of which their boundary values on R satisfy the following linear relation: d arg G(t) = . where G(ξ ), g(ξ ) are given functions on R. There is a one-to-one correspondence between the Riemann boundary value problem () and the singular integral equation (), and 2.2 Topological barrier We suppose that the symbol G(ξ ) is a continuous non-vanishing function on the compactification R˙ (G(ξ ) = , ∀ξ ∈ R˙) and The last condition (), is necessary and sufficient for the unique solvability of the problem () in the space L(R) [, ]. Moreover, the unique solution of the problem () can be constructed with a help of the Cauchy type integral +(t) = G+(t)P G+–(t)g(t) , –(t) = –G––(t)Q G+–(t)g(t) , where G± are factors of a factorization for the G(t) (see below), G+(t) = exp P ln G(t) , G–(t) = exp Q ln G(t) . 2.3 Difference equations on a half-axis Equation () can easily be transformed into () in the following way. Since the right-hand side in () is defined on R+ only we will continue v(x) on the whole R so that this continuation lf ∈ L(R). Further we will rename the unknown function u+(x) and define the function u–(x) = (lf )(x) – (Du+)(x). Thus, we have the following equation: R (Du+)(x) + u–(x) = (lf )(x), x ∈ , which holds for the whole space R. After the Fourier transform we have To describe a solving technique for () we recall the following (cf. [, ]). Definition A factorization for an elliptic symbol is called its representation if it is in the form where the factors σ+, σ– admit an analytic continuation into the upper and lower complex half-planes C±, and σ±± ∈ L∞(R). Example  Let us consider the Cauchy type integral dt ≡ (z), z = x ± iy. L(R) = A+(R) ⊕ A–(R), It is well known this construction plays a crucial role for a decomposition L(R) on two orthogonal subspaces, namely where A±(R) consists of functions admitting an analytic continuation onto C±. The boundary values of the integral (z) satisfy the Plemelj-Sokhotskii formulas [, ], and thus the projectors P and Q are corresponding projectors on the spaces of analytic functions []. The simple example we need is exp(u) = exp(Pu) · exp(Qu). Theorem  Let σ (ξ ) ∈ C(R˙ ), Ind σ = . Then () has unique solution in the space L(R+) for arbitrary right-hand side v ∈ L(R+), and its Fourier transform is given by the formula u˜ (ξ ) =  σ –(ξ )lv(ξ ) + σ+–π(ξi ) v.p. –∞ Proof We have σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) = P σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) + Q σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) σ+(ξ )u˜ +(ξ ) – P σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) = Q σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) – σ––(ξ )u˜ –(ξ ). The left-hand side of the last quality belongs to the space A+(R), but the right-hand side belongs to A–(R), consequently these are zeros. Thus, or in the complete form u˜ +(ξ ) =  σ –(ξ )lv(ξ ) + σ+–π(ξi ) v.p. –∞ Remark  This result does not depend on the continuation lv. Let us denote by M±(x) the inverse Fourier images of the functions σ±–(ξ ). Indeed, () leads to the following construction: u+(x) = +∞ –∞ +∞ +∞ M–(y – t)(lv)(t) dt dy M–(y – t)v(t) dt dy. Remark  The condition σ (ξ ) ∈ C( R˙) is not a strong restriction. Such symbols exist for example in the case that σ (ξ ) is represented by a finite sum, and βk ∈ Q. Then σ (ξ ) is a continuous periodic function. 3 General solution Since σ (ξ ) ∈ C(R˙ ), and Ind σ is an integer, we consider the case ae ≡ Ind σ ∈ N in this section. Theorem  Let Ind σ ∈ N. Then a general solution of () in the Fourier image can be written in the form u˜ +(ξ ) = σ+–(ξ )ω–ae(ξ )P σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) + (ξ – i)–aeσ+–(ξ )Pae–(ξ ), and it depends on ae arbitrary constants. Proof The function has the index  [–], thus the function has the index , and we can factorize this function Further, we write after () ωae(ξ )ω–ae(ξ )σ (ξ )u˜ +(ξ ) + u˜ –(ξ ) = lv(ξ ), ωae(ξ )σ+(ξ )u˜ +(ξ ) + σ––(ξ )u˜ –(ξ ) = σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ). Taking into account our notations we have = ω–ae(ξ )P σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) + ω–ae(ξ )Q σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) , σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) = P σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) + Q σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) = ω–ae(ξ )Q σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) – ω–ae(ξ )σ––(ξ )u˜ –(ξ ) and we conclude from the last that the left-hand side and the right-hand side also are a polynomial Pae–(ξ ) of order ae – . It follows from the generalized Liouville theorem [, ] because the left-hand side has one pole of order ae in C in the point z = i. So, we have u˜ +(ξ ) = σ+–(ξ )ω–ae(ξ )P σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) + (ξ – i)–aeσ+–(ξ )Pae–(ξ ). Remark  This result does not depend on the choice of the continuation l. Corollary  Let v(x) ≡ , ae ∈ N. Then a general solution of the homogeneous equation () is given by the formula Since we work with L(R) both the left-hand side and the right-hand side are equal to zero at infinity, hence these are zeros, and 4 Solvability conditions Theorem  Let – Ind σ ∈ N. Then () has a solution from L(R+) iff the following conditions hold: +∞ –∞ (ξ – i)k–σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) dξ = , k = , , . . . , |ae|. Proof We argue as above and use the equality (); we write it as = (ξ + i)aeQ σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) – (ξ + i)aeσ––(ξ )u˜ –(ξ ). But there is some inaccuracy. Indeed, this solution belongs to the space A+(R), but more exactly it belongs to its subspace Ak+(R). This subspace consists of functions analytic in C+ with zeros of the order –ae in the point z = i. To obtain a solution from L(R+) we need some corrections in the last formula. Since the operator P is related to the Cauchy type integral we will use certain decomposition formulas for this integral (see also [–]). Let us denote σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) ≡ g(ξ ) and consider the following integral: –∞ Using a simple formula for a kernel we obtain the following decomposition: –∞ +∞ –∞ hold, then we obtain So, we have a following property. If the conditions (η – i)k–g(η) dη = , k = , , . . . , |ae|, –∞ = (z – i)ae –∞ +∞ –∞ –∞ Hence the boundary values on R for the left-hand side and the right-hand one are equal, and thus P g(ξ ) = (ξ – i)aeP (ξ – i)|ae|g(ξ ) . Substituting the last formula into the solution formula we write u˜ +(ξ ) = σ+–(ξ )(ξ + i)aeP (ξ – i)|ae|σ––(ξ )lv(ξ ) . 5 Conclusion It seems this approach to difference equations may be useful for studying the case that the variable x is a discrete one. We have some experience in the theory of discrete equations [–], and we hope that we can be successful in this situation also. Moreover, in our opinion the developed methods might be applicable for multi-dimensional difference equations. Competing interests The authors declare that they have no competing interests. Authors’ contributions All authors contributed equally to the writing of this paper. All authors read and approved the final manuscript. Acknowledgements The authors are very grateful to the anonymous referees for their valuable suggestions. This work is supported by Russian Fund of Basic Research and government of Lipetsk region of Russia, project No. 14-41-03595-a. 1. 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Alexander V Vasilyev, Vladimir B Vasilyev. On some classes of difference equations of infinite order, Advances in Difference Equations, 2015, 211, DOI: 10.1186/s13662-015-0542-3