The Theory Of Generalized Dirichlet Forms And Its Applications In Analysis And Stochastics
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Universit at Bielefeld, Fakult at f ur Mathematik,
Postfach 100131, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany
We present an introduction (also for non-experts) to a new framework for the analysis of (up to) second order differential operators (with merely measurable coefficients and in possibly infinitely many variables) on L²-spaces via associated bilinear forms. This new framework, in particular, covers both the elliptic and the parabolic case within one approach. To this end we introduce a new class of bilinear forms, so-called generalized Dirichlet forms, which are in general neither symmetric nor coercive, but still generate associated C0 --semigroups. Particular examples of generalized Dirichlet forms are symmetric and coercive Dirichlet forms (cf. [FOT], [MR1]) as well as time dependent Dirichlet forms (cf. [O1]). We discuss many applications to differential operators that can be treated within the new framework only, e.g. parabolic differential operators with unbounded drifts satisfying no L p --conditions, singular and fractional diffusion operators. Subsequently, we analyz...