Nonlinear Analysis: Modelling and Control
Vol. 24, No. 3
Mifodijus Sapagovas, Regimantas Čiupaila, Kristina Jakubėlienė, Stasys Rutkauskas
A new eigenvalue problem for the difference operator with nonlocal conditions
Received  2018-11-11  /   Revised  2019-03-07  /   Accepted   2019-04-17
Published Online  2019-04-19
In the paper, the spectrum structure of one-dimensional differential operator with nonlocal conditions and of the difference operator, corresponding to it, has been exhaustively investigated. It has been proved that the eigenvalue problem of difference operator is not equivalent to that of matrix eigenvalue problem Au = λu, but it is equivalent to the generalized eigenvalue problem Au = λBu with a degenerate matrix B. Also, it has been proved that there are such critical values of nonlocal condition parameters under which the spectrum of both the differential and difference operator are continuous. It has been established that the number of eigenvalues of difference problem depends on the values of these parameters. The condition has been found under which the spectrum of a difference problem is an empty set. An elementary example, illustrating theoretical expression, is presented.
eigenvalue problem, nonlocal condition, difference operator.