A characterization of self-adjoint operators determined by the weak formulation of second-order singular differential expressions
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EL-GEBEILY, MOHAMED; O'REGAN, DONAL (2009). A characterization of self-adjoint operators determined by the weak formulation of second-order singular differential expressions. Glasgow Mathematical Journal 51 , 385-404
In this paper we describe a special class of self-adjoint operators associated with the singular self-adjoint second-order differential expression E. This class is defined by the requirement that the sesquilinear form q(u, v) obtained from e by integration by parts once agrees with the inner product &lt; lu, v &gt;. We call this class Type I operators. The Friedrichs Extension is a special case of these operators. A complete characterization of these operators is given, for the various values of the deficiency index, in terms of their domains and the boundary conditions they satisfy (separated or coupled).