Acta mathematica scientia,Series A ›› 2022, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (3): 671-693.

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The Self-Adjointness and Dependence of Eigenvalues of Fourth-Order Differential Operator with Eigenparameters in the Boundary Conditions

Wenwen Yan,Meizhen Xu*()   

  1. College of Sciences, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot 010051
  • Received:2021-08-12 Online:2022-06-26 Published:2022-05-09
  • Contact: Meizhen Xu
  • Supported by:
    the NSFC(11561051);the NSF of Inner Mongolia(2021MS01020)


In this paper we consider the self-adjointness and the dependence of eigenvalues of a class of discontinuous fourth-order differential operator with eigenparameters in the boundary conditions of one endpoint. By constructing a linear operator T associated with problem in a suitable Hilbert space, the study of the above problem is transformed into the research of the operator in this space, and the self-adjointness of this operator T is proved. In addition, on the basis of the self-adjointness of the operator T, we show that the eigenvalues are not only continuously but also smoothly dependent on the parameters of the problem, and give the corresponding differential expressions. In particular, giving the Fréchet derivative of the eigenvalue with respect to the eigenparameter-dependent boundary condition coefficient matrix, and the first-order derivatives of the eigenvalue with respect to the left and right sides of the inner discontinuity point c.

Key words: Fourth-order differential operator, Transmission condition, Self-adjointness, Dependence of eigenvalue, Fréchet derivative

CLC Number: 

  • O175.3