An algebra of integral operators.Abstract. We introduce an algebra of integral operators related to a model of the qharmonic oscillator oscillator Mechanical or electronic device that produces a backandforth periodic motion. A pendulum is a simple mechanical oscillator that swings with a constant amplitude, requiring the addition of energy at each swing only to compensate for the energy lost because of air and investigate some of its properties. Key words. integral operators, divided difference operators, the continuous qHermite polynomials, generating functions, Poisson kernel In potential theory, the Poisson kernel is the derivative of the Green's function for the twodimensional Laplace equation, under circular symmetry, using Dirichlet boundary conditions. It is used for solving the twodimensional Dirichlet problem. , bilinear bi·lin·e·ar adj. Linear with respect to each of two variables or positions. Used of functions or equations. Adj. 1. bilinear  linear with respect to each of two variables or positions generating functions, qharmonic oscillators AMS AMS  Andrew Message System subject classifications. 33D45, 42C10, 45E10 1. Introduction. In this report a unification of the basic analog of Fourier transform Fourier transform In mathematical analysis, an integral transform useful in solving certain types of partial differential equations. A function's Fourier transform is derived by integrating the product of the function and a kernel function (an exponential function raised to and inverses of the AskeyWilson divided difference operators will be given in a form of certain algebraic structure (mathematics) algebraic structure  Any formal mathematical system consisting of a set of objects and operations on those objects. Examples are Boolean algebra, numerical algebra, set algebra and matrix algebra. related to a model of the qharmonic oscillator. We present here only the summary of results; a paper with detailed proofs will appear elsewhere [53]. To be more specific, let us consider a qquadratic lattice of the form x = ([q.sup.s] + [q.sup.s])/2 with [q.sup.s] = [e.sup.i[theta Theta A measure of the rate of decline in the value of an option due to the passage of time. Theta can also be referred to as the time decay on the value of an option. If everything is held constant, then the option will lose value as time moves closer to the maturity of the option. ]] and let us introduce the symmetric difference In mathematics, the symmetric difference of two sets is the set of elements which are in one of the sets, but not in both. This operation is the settheoretic equivalent of the exclusive disjunction (XOR operation) in Boolean logic. operator as [delta]f (x (s)) = f (x (s + 1/2))  f (x (s  1/2)). The first order AskeyWilson divided difference operator is given by (1.1) [D.sub.q]f (x) := [delta]f (x)/[delta]x = f (x (s + 1/2))  f (x (s  1/2))/x (s + 1/2)  x (s  1/2) Several "right" inverses [D.sup.1.sub.q] of the AskeyWilson divided difference operator, such that [D.sup.1.sub.q] [D.sub.q] = I and I is the identity operator, were constructed in [20, 31, 33], It was Dick Askey who realized that Wiener's treatment of the Fourier integrals [59] contains the key to qextensions [8, 11, 41]. Generalizing Wiener's method to the level of the AskeyWilson polynomials one can introduce a set of oneparameter integral operators which resemble raising and lowering operators. These operators obey an interesting algebraic structure which allows to obtain onesided inverses of the divided difference operators of the first order [20, 31, 33], and to find the resolvents of the second order AskeyWilson operators in different spaces of functions. The aim of the present note and its extended version [53] is to consider the simplest case related to the continuous qHermite polynomials; a more general case including the AskeyWilson polynomials will be discussed later; see also [49] and [50] for an extension of the AskeyWilson polynomials orthogonality to a certain class of [sub.8][[phi].sub.7] functions. The paper is organized as follows. In [section] 1 to [section]4 we remind the reader basic facts about the continuous qHermite polynomials and consider a model of qharmonic oscillator in terms of these polynomials. In [section]5 to [section]7 we introduce a family of one parameter integral operators, which extend rasing and lowering operators, and investigate some properties of these operators, their adjoints and inverses in a framework of a single algebraic structure. An analog of the qFourier transform is briefly discussed in [section]8. An explicit realization of the number operator in this model of the qoscillator terms of Hadamard's principal values integral is outlined in [section]9. Inverses of the first order AskeyWilson operators are constructed in [section] 10. In conclusion, the resolvent and Green's function of the corresponding qHamiltonian are found in [section] 11. More details can be found in the forthcoming paper [53]. 2. Continuous qHermite Polynomials. Although the continuous qHermite polynomials were originally introduced by Rogers [42], [43], [44], their orthogonality relation and asymptotic properties had been established only recently by Allaway [2], AlSalam and Chihara [4], and Askey and Ismail [9], [10]. These polynomials are given by (2.1) [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII ASCII or American Standard Code for Information Interchange, a set of codes used to represent letters, numbers, a few symbols, and control characters. Originally designed for teletype operations, it has found wide application in computers. .] and the continuous orthogonality relation is [2], [9], [10] (2.2) [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] or (2.3) [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [H.sub.n](xq) [H.sub.m](xq) [rho](x) dx = [d.sup.2.sub.n] [[delta].sub.mn], where the weight function is (2.4) [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] and the [L.sup.2]norm is given by (2.5) [d.sup.2.sub.n] = 2[pi] (q; q)n/(q; q) [infinity]. The continuous qHermite polynomials (2.1) obey a very important property, namely, the action of the AskeyWilson divided difference operator (1.1) on [H.sub.n] (xq) results in the same polynomial polynomial, mathematical expression which is a finite sum, each term being a constant times a product of one or more variables raised to powers. With only one variable the general form of a polynomial is a_{0}x^{n}+a_{} of the lower degree, [delta]/[delta]x [H.sub.n](xq) = [2q.sup.(1n)/2] 1  [q.sup.n]/1  q [H.sub.n1](xq), which is a qanalog of the familiar formula [H'.sub.n] (x) = 2n[H.sub.n1] (x). It is worth also noting that the continuous qHermite polynomials are the simplest special case of the fundamental AskeyWilson polynomials [p.sub.n] (x; a, b, c, d) [14] corresponding to the zerovalued parameters, [H.sub.n](xq) = [p.sub.n] (x; 0, 0, 0, 0). They satisfy a secondorder difference equation and have the Rodriguestype formula among other properties; see, for example, [5], [14], [16], [18], [30], [32], [40], and [47] for more details. 3. Bilinear Generating Functions. There are several important generating functions for the continuous qHermite polynomials; see, for example, [6], [30], [48], and [51]. The Poisson kernel of Rogers, or the qMehler formula, is one of them (3.1) [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] with x = cos [theta], y = cos [phi], t < 1 and [d.sup.2.sub.n] defined by (2.5). A related kernel is (3.2) [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] Both kernels (3.1) and (3.2) are special cases k = 0 and k = 1, respectively, of a more general Carlitz's formula, (3.3) [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] where [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] are the AlSalam and Chihara polynomials; see, for example, [14] and [34]. Carlitz [22] derived (3.3) using series manipulations; AlSalam and Ismail [5] gave another proof using the fact that the continuous qHermite polynomials are the moments of the distribution function of the AlSalam and Carlitz polynomials [3]. Let us also consider another related kernel (3.4) [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] and introduce the generalizations of the T, L and M kernels as follows: C* tn (3.5) [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] (3.6) [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] With the help of these kernels (3.1), (3.2), (3.4)(3.6) we shall introduce in this paper a family of integral operators related to the socalled qHeisenberg algebra. 4. The qHeisenberg Algebra. Recent advances in quantum groups has led to a study of the socalled qharmonic oscillators, originally introduced by Arik and Coon coon: see raccoon. [7] and then rediscovered by Biedenharn [19] and Macfarline [38]; see, for example, [12], [13], [17], [27], [28], [29], [25], [26], [57], [61], and references therein. The qoscillator is a simple quantum mechanical system described by an annihilation annihilation In physics, a reaction in which a particle and its antiparticle (see antimatter) collide and disappear. The annihilation releases energy equal to the original mass m multiplied by the square of the speed of light c, or E = m operator and a creation operator parameterized by a parameter q. The basic problem is to find realizations of these operators as differential, difference or integral operators acting on appropriate functional spaces. The first model of qoscillator in a Hilbert space Noun 1. Hilbert space  a metric space that is linear and complete and (usually) infinitedimensional metric space  a set of points such that for every pair of points there is a nonnegative real number called their distance that is symmetric and satisfies the of analytic functions was discussed in [7]. Later introduced models of qoscillators are closely related to the qorthogonal polynomials. The qanalogs of boson boson: see elementary particles; BoseEinstein statistics. boson Subatomic particle with integral spin that is governed by BoseEinstein statistics. operators have been studied by various authors and the corresponding wave functions were constructed in terms of the continuous qHermite polynomials of Rogers [42][44] by Atakishiyev and Suslov [15] and by Floreanini and Vinet [29]; in terms of the StieltjesWigert polynomials [46], [60] by Atakishiyev and Suslov [17]; and in terms of qCharlier polynomials of AlSalam and Carlitz [3] by Askey and Suslov [12], [13] and by Zhedanov [61]. The model related to the RogersSzeg6 polynomials [54] was investigated by Macfarline [38] and by Floreanini and Vinet [27]. In this note we shall restrict ourselves only to the model related to the continuous qHermite polynomials where the weight function [rho](x) given by (2.4) is continuous and positive on (1,1) and the corresponding wave functions form a complete system. Just as the Hermite polynomials In mathematics, the Hermite polynomials are a classical orthogonal polynomial sequence that arise in probability, such as the Edgeworth series; in combinatorics, as an example of an Appell sequence, obeying the umbral calculus; and in physics, as the eigenstates of the quantum [H.sub.n](x) are associated with the wave functions for the harmonic oscillator Harmonic oscillator Any physical system that is bound to a position of stable equilibrium by a restoring force or torque proportional to the linear or angular displacement from this position. [36], the continuous qHermite polynomials [H.sub.n](xq) are associated with the normalized qwave function for the qharmonic oscillator, [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] so that the orthogonality relation (2.2)(2.5) now reads [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [[PSI].sub.n] (xq) [[PSI].sub.n](xq) dx = [[delta].sub.mn]. The qannihilation operator [a.sub.q] (x) and the qcreation operator [a.sup.+.sub.q] (x) that satisfy the commutation rule [a.sub.q](x)[a.sup.+.sub.q] (x)  [q.sup.1] [a.sup.+.sub.q] (x)[a.sub.q](x) = 1 were introduced explicitly in [ 15]. In this paper we shall consider another form of the qboson operators which is equivalent to those given in [15], but more convenient for our purposes; see [28]. The qannihilation operator a = [a.sub.q] (x) and the qcreation operator b = [a.sup.+.sub.q] (x) satisfy the commutation rule (4.1) ab  [q.sup.1]ba = 1 and act on the corresponding qwave functions as follows (4.2) an) = [(1  [q.sup.n]/1  [q.sup.1]).sup.1/2] n  1), (4.3) bn) = [(1  [q.sup.n1]/1  [q.sup.1]).sup.1/2] n + 1). Let S be a space of analytic functions spanned by {[H.sub.n] (xq)}[sup.[infinity][sub.n=0] and let the weighted inner product in S be (4.4) [([psi], [chi]).sub.p] := [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [psi]* (x) [chi] (x) [rho](x) dx, where * denotes the complex conjugate complex conjugate n. Either one of a pair of complex numbers whose real parts are identical and whose imaginary parts differ only in sign; for example, 6 + 4i and 6  4i are complex conjugates. Noun 1. ; we need also impose certain analyticity condition on the functions [psi] and [chi] [53]; see also [52], [45] for the maximum domain of analyticity of the series in the continuous qHermite polynomials. In this paper we consider the following explicit realization of the qannihilation a and qcreation b operators. One can easily verify that the divided difference operators (4.5) a =  [q.sup.1/2]/[(1  q).sup.1/2] [([q.sup.s]  [q.sup.s]).sup.1] ([e.sup.1/2[delta]]  [e.sup.1/2[delta]]) (4.6) b =  1/[(1  q).sup.1/2] [([q.sup.s]  [q.sup.s]).sup.1] ([q.sup.2s] [e.sup.1/2[delta]]  [q.sup.2s][e.sup.1/2[delta]]), acting on analytic functions of the form [psi](s) = [PSI](x(s)), x(s) = ([q.sup.s] + [q.sup.s])/2, where exp exp abbr. 1. exponent 2. exponential ([alpha] [delta]) is the shift operator, exp ([alpha] [delta]) [psi](s) = [psi](s + [alpha]), indeed, satisfy the qcommutation rule (4.1). Moreover, it is easy to see that these operators are adjoint Ad´joint n. 1. An adjunct; a helper. to each other, [(b[psi], [chi]).sub.[rho]] = [([psi], [a.sub.[chi]]).sub.[rho]], with respect to the inner product (4.4) in the space of analytic functions under consideration. 5. Introducing Integral Operators. Using the T, L and M kernels given by (3.1)(3.2), (3.4) for t < 1, let us consider the following integral operators (5.1) T(t) [psi](x) = [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [T.sub.t] (x, y) [psi](y) [rho](y) dy, (5.2) A(t) [psi](x) = [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [L.sub.t] (x, y) [psi](y) [rho](y) dy, (5.3) C(t) [psi](x) = [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [M.sub.t] (y, x) [psi](y) [rho](y) dy. and the corresponding adjoint operators (5.4) B(t) [psi](x) = [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [L.sub.t] (y, x) [psi](y) [rho](y) dy, (5.5) D(t) [psi](x) = [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [M.sub.t] (x, y) [psi](y) [rho](y) dy. with respect to the inner product (4.4). Indeed, [(A[psi], [chi]).sub.[rho]] = [([psi], B[chi]).sub.[rho]], [(C[psi], [chi]).sub.[rho]] = [([psi], D[chi]).sub.[rho]] by the Fubini theorem theorem, in mathematics and logic, statement in words or symbols that can be established by means of deductive logic; it differs from an axiom in that a proof is required for its acceptance. when t < 1; see, for example, [1], [23], [35], [37], [56] for an extensive theory of the integral operators. In a more general setting, let us introduce also [A.sup.(k)] [psi](x) = [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [L.sup.(k).sub.t] (x, y) [psi](y) [rho](y) dy, [B.sup.(k)] [psi](x) = [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [L.sup.(k).sub.t] (x, y) [psi](y) [rho](y) dy, [C.sup.(k)] [psi](x) = [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [M.sup.(k).sub.t] (x, y) [psi](y) [rho](y) dy, [D.sup.(k)] [psi](x) = [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [M.sup.(k).sub.t] (x, y) [psi](y) [rho](y) dy, and with the help of (3.6) verify that [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] Once again, [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] in the space of analytic functions, if t < 1. It is easy to show that (5.6) [A.sup.(k)] (t)[H.sub.m](xq) = [t.sup.mk] [(q; q).sub.m]/[(q; q).sub.mk] [H.sub.mk] (xq), (5.7) [B.sup.(k)] (t)[H.sub.m](xq) = [t.sup.m] [t.sub.m+k](xq), (5.8) [C.sup.(k)] (t)[H.sub.m](xq) = [t.sup.m] [(q; q).sub.m]/[(q; q).sub.m+k] [H.sub.m+k] (xq), (5.9) [D.sup.(k)] (t)[H.sub.m](xq) = [t.sup.mk] [H.sub.mk](xq), m [greater than or equal to] k. For k = 1 these relations (5.6)(5.9) define a set of integral operators that correspond to the socalled raising and lowering operators for the continuous qHermite polynomials: (5.10) A(t)[H.sub.m](xq) = [t.sup.m1] (1  [q.sup.m]) [H.sub.m1] (xq), (5.11) B(t)[H.sub.m](xq) = [t.sup.m] [H.sub.m+1] (xq), (5.12) C(t)[H.sub.m](xq) = [t.sup.m]/1  [q.sup.m+1] [H.sub.m+1] (xq), (5.13) D(t)[H.sub.m](xq) = [t.sup.m1][H.sub.m1](xq), m [not equal to] 0. The continuous qHermite polynomials are eigenfunctions of the Toperator: (5.14) T(t)[H.sub.m](xq) = [t.sup.m] [H.sub.m](xq). Combining (5.10) and (5.11) we find (5.15) B([t.sub.1]) A ([t.sub.2]) [H.sub.m](xq) = [([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]).sup.m1] (1  [q.sup.m]) [H.sub.m](xq). This integral equation with two free parameters [t.sub.1] and [t.sub.2] extends the corresponding second order difference equation for the continuous qHermite polynomials; see [14], [18] and [40] for more details on this equation. Another integral equation follows from (5.12)(5.13). 6. "Algebra" of Integral Operators. The integral operators T, A, B, C, and D obey the following multiplication rules: T ([t.sub.2]) A ([t.sub.2]) B ([t.sub.2]) T ([t.sub.1]) Eq. (6.1) Eq. (6.3) Eq. (6.5) A ([t.sub.1]) Eq. (6.2) Eq. (6.16) Eq. (6.12) B ([t.sub.1]) Eq. (6.4) Eq. (6.13) Eq. (6.17) C ([t.sub.1]) Eq. (6.6) Eq. (6.11) Eq. (6.21) D ([t.sub.1]) Eq. (6.8) Eq. (6.19) Eq. (6.10) C ([t.sub.2]) D ([t.sub.2]) T ([t.sub.1]) Eq. (6.7) Eq. (6.9) A ([t.sub.1]) Eq. (6.10) Eq. (6.18) B ([t.sub.1]) Eq. (6.20) Eq. (6.11) C ([t.sub.1]) Eq. (6.22) Eq. (6.14) D ([t.sub.1]) Eq. (6.15) Eq. (6.23) All the products in this table can be evaluated directly from the definitions of the integral operators and corresponding kernels in the following manner: (6.1) T ([t.sub.1]) T ([t.sub.2]) = T ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.2) A ([t.sub.1]) T ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.2] A ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.3) T ([t.sub.1]) A ([t.sub.2]) = A ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.4) B ([t.sub.1]) T ([t.sub.2]) = B ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.5) T ([t.sub.1]) B ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.1] B ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.6) C ([t.sub.1]) T ([t.sub.2]) = C ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.7) T ([t.sub.1]) C ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.1] C ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.8) D ([t.sub.1]) T ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.2] D ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.9) T ([t.sub.1]) D ([t.sub.2]) = D ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.10) A ([t.sub.1]) C ([t.sub.2]) = D ([t.sub.1]) B ([t.sub.2]) = T ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.11) C ([t.sub.1]) A ([t.sub.2]) = B ([t.sub.1]) D ([t.sub.2]) = [([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]).sup.1] (T ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2])  T(0)), (6.12) A ([t.sub.1]) B ([t.sub.2]) = T ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2])  qT ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.13) B ([t.sub.1]) A ([t.sub.2]) = [([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]).sup.1] (T ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2])  T ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2])), (6.14) C ([t.sub.1]) D ([t.sub.2]) = [([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]).sup.1] ([[infinity].summation summation n. the final argument of an attorney at the close of a trial in which he/she attempts to convince the judge and/or jury of the virtues of the client's case. (See: closing argument) over (k=0)] T ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2][q.sup.k])  T(0)), (6.15) D ([t.sub.1]) C ([t.sub.2]) = [[infinity].summation over (k=0)] T ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2][q.sup.k]) [q.sup.k], (6.16) A ([t.sub.1]) A ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.2] [A.sup.(2)] ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.17) B ([t.sub.1]) B ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.1] [B.sup.(2)] ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), (6.18) A ([t.sub.1]) D ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.2] [[infinity].summation over (k=0)] [q.sup.2k] [A.sup.(2)] ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2][q.sup.k]), (6.19) D ([t.sub.1]) A ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.2] [[infinity].summation over (k=0)] [q.sup.k] A ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2][q.sup.k]), (6.20) B ([t.sub.1]) C ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.1] [[infinity].summation over (k=0)] [q.sup.k] [B.sup.(2)] ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2][q.sup.k]), (6.21) C ([t.sub.1]) B ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.1] [[infinity].summation over (k=0)] [q.sup.2k] [B.sup.(2)] ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2][q.sup.k]), (6.22) C ([t.sub.1]) C ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.1] [[infinity].summation over (k=0)] [q.sup.k] 1  [q.sup.k+1]/1  q [B.sup.(2)] ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2][q.sup.k]), (6.23) D ([t.sub.1]) D ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.1] [[infinity].summation over (k=0)] [q.sup.k] 1  [q.sup.k+1]/1  q [A.sup.(2)] ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2][q.sup.k]) and so on. Here max ([t.sub.1], [t.sub.2]) < 1, when all integral operators are bounded. Although this "algebra" of integral operators is not closed, it unifies many important properties of these operators in a single algebraic structure and deserves detailed study. For instance, it contains the inverses of the AskeyWilson divided difference operators [20] and the qFourier transform [8] as special cases after certain analytic continuation In complex analysis, a branch of mathematics, analytic continuation is a technique to extend the domain of definition of a given analytic function. Analytic continuation often succeeds in defining further values of a function, for example in a new region where an infinite series with respect to the free parameter The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. Please help [ improve the introduction] to meet Wikipedia's layout standards. You can discuss the issue on the talk page. . We shall consider several important examples. 7. Some Degenerate Cases of Integral Operators. So far we have considered the integral operators (5.1)(5.5) with t < 1, when they are bounded. In this section we shall consider analytic continuation of these integral operators outside the interval 0 [less than equal to] t < 1. This leads to several important (unbounded) operators, when t = 1, [q.sup.1/2], [q.sup.1], etc. 7.1. Operator T (1). It can be shown that [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] or T (1) is the identity operator T(1) = I in the space of analytic functions under consideration; see [53] for more details. 7.2. Operator T ([q.sup.1/2]). In a similar fashion (7.1) T ([q.sup.1/2]) = [q.sup.s][e.sup.1/2 [delta]]  [q.sup.s][e.sup.1/2 [delta]]/[q.sup.s]  [q.sup.s]. This can be shows as a result of "collision" of the poles in the complex plane [53]. Now operators T ([q.sup.k/2]) can be found as products of T ([q.sup.1/2]) from (7.1): (T ([q.sup.1/2]))[sup.k] T ([q.sup.k/2]). For example, [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] where I is the identity operator. The operator T ([q.sup.1]) is closely related to the Hamiltonian of the model of the qharmonic oscillator under consideration, namely, [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] Here a and b are the qannihilation and qcreation operators, given by (4.5) and (4.6), respectively. 7.3. Operators A ([q.sup.1/2] )and B ([q.sup.1/2]). "Colliding" the poles in the complex plane [53], one can show that A ([q.sup.1/2]) = [(1  q).sup.1/2] a, which is up to a factor just the first order AskeyWilson divided difference operator; cf. (1.1) and (4.5). In a similar manner, B ([q.sup.1/2]) = [(1  q).sup.1/2] b. From the multiplication table of the integral operators we obtain the following (q)commutators: A ([t.sub.1]) B ([t.sub.2])  [t.sub.1][t.sub.2]B ([t.sub.2]) A ([t.sub.1]) = (1  q) T (q[t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), A ([t.sub.1]) B ([t.sub.2])  [t.sub.1][t.sub.2]B ([t.sub.2]) A ([t.sub.1]) = (1  q) T ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]). The special cases [t.sub.1] = [t.sub.2] = [q.sup.1/2] are wellknown in the theory of qoscillators [19], [38]: ab  [q.sup.1] ba = I, ab  ba = T ([q.sup.1]). Also, from the multiplication table of the integral operators, A ([t.sub.1]) T ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.2]T ([t.sub.2]) A ([t.sub.1]), B ([t.sub.1]) T ([t.sub.2]) = [t.sub.2] 1T ([t.sub.2]) B ([t.sub.1]), and when [t.sub.1] = [q.sup.1/2], [t.sub.2] = t one gets aT (t) = tT (t) a, bT (t) = [t.sup.1]T (t) b. In the case t  [q.sup.1/2] we can use these relations in order to determine the spectrum of the qHamiltonian H in a pure algebraic 1. (language) ALGEBRAIC  An early system on MIT's Whirlwind. [CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)]. 2. (theory) algebraic  In domain theory, a complete partial order is algebraic if every element is the least upper bound of some chain of compact elements. form. The normalized qwave functions in the model of qoscillator under consideration are [[psi].sub.n] (x) = [([q.sup.n+1]; q)[sub.[infinity]]/2[pi]][sup.1/2] [H.sub.n] (xq) with the orthogonality relation [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [[psi].sub.n] (x) [[psi].sub.m] (x) P (x) dx = [[delta].sub.mn] and the explicit action of the qannihilation and qcreation operators on these wave functions is [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] according to according to prep. 1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians. 2. In keeping with: according to instructions. 3. the general rule (4.2)(4.3). 8. Generalized qFourier Transform and its Inverse. The semigroup property from the multiplication table is T ([t.sub.1]) T ([t.sub.2]) = T ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]), when max (t.sub.1, [t.sub.2]) < 1. "Analytic continuation" of the integral operators T ([t.sub.1,2]) on the unit circle [t.sub.1,2] = 1 results in the qFourier transform [8], [11], [41], [53] (usually, in the classical case, [tau] = [pi]/2 [55], [59], but we discuss the general case with 0 < [tau] < [pi]). Then, formally, T ([e.sup.i[tau]]) T ([e.sup.i[tau]]) = h where I is the identity operator. The explicit transformation formulas in the spaces of analytic functions can be given in terms of Cauchy's principal value integral. The qFourier transform and its inverse are certain singular integral equations, somewhat similar to the case of the classical Hilbert transform In mathematics and in signal processing, the Hilbert transform of a realvalued function, is another realvalued function in the same domain. ; see [24], [39] for an account of the theory of singular integral equations. 9. The "Number" Operator. The concept of number operator is wellknown in quantum mechanics quantum mechanics: see quantum theory. quantum mechanics Branch of mathematical physics that deals with atomic and subatomic systems. It is concerned with phenomena that are so smallscale that they cannot be described in classical terms, and it is [36]. Similar operators were formally introduced in the theory of qharmonic operators [19], [38], but explicit realizations of these "number" operators were not con structed. In the model of the qoscillator under consideration it is natural to introduce this operator as the generator of the semigroup of the integral operators [T.sup.(t)] [53]. Denote [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] or in the form of a contour integral, [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] where r is a contour corresponding to analytic continuation of the operator [T.sup.(t)] to the values t > 1; see [53] for the details. Then the semigroup properties can be written as usual [T.sub.0] = I, [T.sub.[alpha]][T.sub.[beta]] = [T.sub.[alpha] + [beta]] and formally [T.sub.[alpha]] = exp ([alpha]I) = [[infinity].summation over (n=0)] [([alpha]I).sup.n]/n!, where by the definition the "infinitesimal" operator is I := ([dT.sub.[alpha]]/[d.aub.[alpha]])[sub.[alpha]=0. Explicit realization of the number operator I can be given in terms of Hadamard's principal value integral in the space of analytic functions; see [53] for the details. 10. Inversions of Operators A (t) and B (t). The operators A (t) and B (t) are bounded integral operators for t < 1; they admit an analytic continuation in the larger domain t > 1 and become unbounded divided difference operators when t = [q.sup.1/2]. The problem of finding inverses of these operators is similar to the familiar classical results d/dx [integral] f (x) dx = f (x), [integral] d/dx f (x) dx = f (x) + constant. In the model of the qharmonic oscillator under consideration we can extend these relations to qderivatives, or even to q"fractional" derivatives, namely, our integral operators A (t) and B (t), with the help of the integral operators C (t) and D (t). Indeed, for t < 1 one can write from the table of multiplication of the operators that A ([t.sup.1]) C (t) = T (1) = I, D (t) B ([t.sup.1]) = T (1) = I, where I is the identity operator. Thus the bounded integral operator C (t) (D (t)) with t < 1 gives the right (left) inverse of the unbounded operator A ([t.sup.1]) (B ([t.sup.1])), provided that this operator is properly analytically continued to the domain [t.sup.1] > 1. When t [right arrow] [q.sup.1/2] one gets, as a special case, the right inverse of the AskeyWilson first order divided difference operator [delta]/[delta]x originally found by Brown and Ismail [20] in this model of qoscillator. In a similar manner, C (t) A ([t.sup.1]) = T (1)  T (0), B ([t.sup.1]) D (t) = T (1)  T (0), when t < 1 and A ([t.sub.1]) C ([t.sub.2])  [t.sub.1][t.sub.2]C ([t.sub.2]) A ([t.sub.1]) = T (0), D ([t.sub.2]) B ([t.sub.1])  [t.sub.1][t.sub.2]B ([t.sub.1]) D ([t.sub.2]) = T (0), i.e., these "commutators" act on a vector 0 as the projection operator to the "vacuum" vector [[psi].sub.0].Indeed, T (0) [psi] (x) = [[integra].sup.1.sub.1] [T.sub.0] (x, y) [psi] (y) [rho] (y) dy = ([[psi].sub.0], [psi])[rho], [[psi].sub.0], where [[psi].sub.0] = [d.sup.1.sub.0] [H.sub.0] (xq) is the "vacuum" vector. 11. Resolvents and Green's Functions. The continuous qHermite polynomials, or the wave functions in the model of the qharmonic oscillator under consideration, satisfy two difference equations. We derive corresponding resolvents and Green's function. 11.1. First difference operator. Let us start from the following difference equation for the continuous qHermite polynomials T ([q.sup.1/2]) [H.sub.n] (xq) = [q.sup.n/2][H.sub.n] (xq), which is the special case t = [q.sup.1/2] of (5.14) due to (7.1), and consider (11.1) (T([q.sup.1/2])  [LAMBDA The Greek letter "L," which is used as a symbol for "wavelength." A lambda is a particular frequency of light, and the term is widely used in optical networking. Sending "multiple lambdas" down a fiber is the same as sending "multiple frequencies" or "multiple colors. ]I) [psi] = [chi] with the resolvent [R.sub.[LAMBDA]] = [(T ([q.sup.1/2])  [LAMBDA]I).sup.1], [psi] = [R.sub.[LAMBDA]] [chi]. Multiplying (11.1) by the corresponding bounded integral operator T ([q.sup.1/2]), one gets (I  [LAMBDA]T ([q.sup.1/2])) T ([q.sup.1/2]) [chi], where I is the identity operator. Thus, [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] by (6.1), and [R.sub.[LAMBDA]] = [(T([q.sup.1/2])  [LAMBDA]I).sup.1] = [[infinity].summation over (k=0)] ([q.sup.(k+1)/2]). So, the resolvent is an integral operator [R.sub.[LAMBDA]] [chi] (x) = [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [R.sub.[LAMBDA]] (x, y) [chi] (y) n (y) dy with the kernel [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] Introducing the eigenvalues eigenvalues statistical term meaning latent root. An = q n/2 and the orthonormal eigenfunctions [[psi].sub.n] = [d.sup.1.sub.n][H.sub.n] (xq), one can finally write [R.sub.[LAMBDA]] (x, y) = [[infinity].summation over (n=0)] [[psi].sub.n] (x) [[psi].sub.n] (y)/[[LAMBDA].sub.n]  [LAMBDA]. The resolvent identity holds (11.2) ([mu]  A) [R.sub.[LAMBDA]][R.sub.[mu]] = [R.sub.[LAMBDA]]  [R.sub.[mu]], see [1], [23], [35], [37] for more properties of the resolvent. 11.2. Second difference operator. Let us factor, first of all, the corresponding AskeyWilson difference equation of the second order (or the qHamiltonian) in the following manner. At the level of the integral operators in Eq. (5.15) we have B ([t.sub.1]) A ([t.sub.2]) = [([t.sub.1][t.sub.2]).sup.1] (T ([t.sub.1][t.sub.2])  T (q[t.sub.1][t.sub.2])) and, hence, for [t.sub.1] = [t.sub.2] = [q.sup.1/2], [q.sup.1] B ([q.sup.1/2]) A ([q.sup.1/2]) = T ([q.sup.1])  I. Therefore, instead of solving ([q.sup.1]B ([q.sup.1/2]) A ([q.sup.1/2]) + [LAMBDA]) [psi] = [chi], one can solve a simpler equation (11.3) (T ([q.sup.1])  [mu]I) [psi] = [chi], [mu] = 1  [LAMBDA] with the help of the resolvent [R.sub.[mu]] = [(T([q.sup.1])  [mu]I).sup.1], [psi] = [R.sub.[mu]] [chi]. Multiplying (11.3) by T (q), (I  [mu]T (q)) [psi] = T (q) [chi], where I is the identity operator, and once again [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] or [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] This consideration gives an explicit representation for the resolvent in terms of the integral operator [R.sub.[mu]] [chi] (x) = [[integral].sup.1.sub.1] [R.sub.[mu]] (x, y) [chi] (y) [rho](y) dy with the kernel [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] The resolvent identity (11.2) holds. 11.3. Green's function. Let [chi] = [delta](xx'), where S (y) is the Dirac delta function The Dirac delta or Dirac's delta, often referred to as the unit impulse function and introduced by the British theoretical physicist Paul Dirac, can usually be informally thought of as a function δ(x) that has the value of infinity for x . 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