Advances in Pure Mathematics

Volume 9, Issue 12 (December 2019)

ISSN Print: 2160-0368   ISSN Online: 2160-0384

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Chebyshev Polynomials with Applications to Two-Dimensional Operators

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DOI: 10.4236/apm.2019.912050    261 Downloads   524 Views   Citations


A new application of Chebyshev polynomials of second kind Un(x) to functions of two-dimensional operators is derived and discussed. It is related to the Hamilton-Cayley identity for operators or matrices which allows to reduce powers and smooth functions of them to superpositions of the first N-1 powers of the considered operator in N-dimensional case. The method leads in two-dimensional case first to the recurrence relations for Chebyshev polynomials and due to initial conditions to the application of Chebyshev polynomials of second kind Un(x). Furthermore, a new general class of Generating functions for Chebyshev polynomials of first and second kind Un(x) comprising the known Generating function as special cases is constructed by means of a derived identity for operator functions f(A) of a general two-dimensional operator A. The basic results are Formulas (9.5) and (9.6) which are then specialized for different examples of functions f(x). The generalization of the theory for three-dimensional operators is started to attack and a partial problem connected with the eigenvalue problem and the Hamilton-Cayley identity is solved in an Appendix. A physical application of Chebyshev polynomials to a problem of relativistic kinematics of a uniformly accelerated system is solved. All operator calculations are made in coordinate-invariant form.

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Wünsche, A. (2019) Chebyshev Polynomials with Applications to Two-Dimensional Operators. Advances in Pure Mathematics, 9, 990-1033. doi: 10.4236/apm.2019.912050.

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