Title

Cauchy Functions for Dynamic Equations on a Measure Chain

Editor(s)

Aron, Richard M. and Chen, Goong and Krantz, Steven G.

Abstract

We consider the nth-order linear dynamic equation Px(t) = ∑i = 0npi(t)x(σi(t)) = 0, where pi(t), 0 ≤ i ≤ n, are real-valued functions defined on T. We define the Cauchy function K(t, s) for this dynamic equation, and then we prove a variation of constants formula. One of our main concerns is to see how the Cauchy function for an equation is related to the Cauchy functions for the factored parts of the operator P. Finally we consider the equation Px(t) = ∑i = 0npix(σi(t)) = 0, where each of the pi's is a constant, and obtain a formula for the Cauchy function. For our main results we only consider the time scale T such that every point in T is isolated.

Department(s)

Mathematics and Statistics

Keywords and Phrases

measure chains; time scales; Cauchy functions

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Elsevier, All rights reserved.

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