## Abstract

In this note we consider regular Sturm-Liouville equations with a floating singularity of a special type: the coefficient of the second order derivative contains the eigenvalue parameter. We determine the form of the boundary conditions which make the problem selfadjoint after linearizing. In general the boundary conditions for the linearized system give rise to boundary conditions which involve the eigenvalue parameter in the original, non-linearized, problem. The boundary conditions give rise to a 2 x 2 matrix function, the so - called Titchmarsh-Weyl coefficient. The characteristic properties of this function are studied. The formal aspects of the theory of this class of equations turn out to be quite parallel to those for the usual situation when there is no floating singularity.

Original language | English |
---|---|

Pages (from-to) | 99-126 |

Number of pages | 28 |

Journal | Mathematische Nachrichten |

Volume | 182 |

Publication status | Published - 1996 |

## Keywords

- boundary value problems
- floating singularities
- Titchmarsh-Weyl coefficients
- DIFFERENTIAL-OPERATORS
- EXTENSION