JournalsrmiVol. 31, No. 1pp. 127–160

Elliptic systems of variable order

  • Thomas Krainer

    Penn State Altoona, USA
  • Gerardo A. Mendoza

    Temple University, Philadelphia, USA
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The general theory of boundary value problems for linear elliptic wedge operators (on smooth manifolds with boundary) leads naturally, even in the scalar case, to the need to consider vector bundles over the boundary together with general smooth fiberwise multiplicative group actions. These actions, essentially trivial (and therefore invisible) in the case of regular boundary value problems, are intimately connected with what passes for Poisson and trace operators, and to pseudodifferential boundary conditions in the more general situation. Here the part of the theory pertaining to pseudodifferential operators is presented in its entirety. The symbols for these are defined with the aid of an intertwining of the actions. Also presented here are the ancillary Sobolev spaces, an index theorem for the elliptic elements of the pseudodifferential calculus, and essential ingredients for analyzing boundary conditions of Atiyah–Patodi–Singer type in the more general theory.

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Thomas Krainer, Gerardo A. Mendoza, Elliptic systems of variable order. Rev. Mat. Iberoam. 31 (2015), no. 1, pp. 127–160

DOI 10.4171/RMI/829