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Asymptotic first eigenvalue estimates for the biharmonic operator on a rectangle, preprint
, 1996
"... We find an asymptotic expression for the first eigenvalue of the biharmonic operator on a long thin rectangle. This is done by finding lower and upper bounds which become increasingly accurate with increasing length. The lower bound is found by algebraic manipulation of the operator, and the upper b ..."
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We find an asymptotic expression for the first eigenvalue of the biharmonic operator on a long thin rectangle. This is done by finding lower and upper bounds which become increasingly accurate with increasing length. The lower bound is found by algebraic manipulation of the operator, and the upper bound is found by minimising the quadratic form for the operator over a test space consisting of separable functions. These bounds can be used to show that the negative part of the groundstate is small. 1.
The Initial Value Problem, Scattering and Inverse Scattering, for NonLinear Schrödinger Equations with a Potential and a NonLocal NonLinearity ∗†
, 2005
"... We consider nonlinear Schrödinger equations with a potential, and nonlocal nonlinearities, that are models in mesoscopic physics, for example of a quantum capacitor, and that also are models of molecular structure. We study in detail the initial value problem for these equations. In particular, ex ..."
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We consider nonlinear Schrödinger equations with a potential, and nonlocal nonlinearities, that are models in mesoscopic physics, for example of a quantum capacitor, and that also are models of molecular structure. We study in detail the initial value problem for these equations. In particular, existence and uniqueness of local and global solutions, continuous dependence on the initial data and regularity. We allow for a large class of unbounded potentials. We have no restriction on the growth at infinity of the positive part of the potential. We also construct the scattering operator in the case of potentials that go to zero at infinity. Furthermore, we give a method for the unique reconstruction of the potential from the small amplitude limit of the scattering operator. In the case of the quantum capacitor, our method allows us to uniquely reconstruct all the physical parameters from the small amplitude limit of the scattering operator.