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Title: Extensions of the Katznelson-Tzafriri theorem for operator semigroups
Author: Seifert, David H.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5353 9931
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis is concerned with extensions and refinements of the Katznelson-Tzafriri theorem, a cornerstone of the asymptotic theory of operator semigroups which recently has received renewed interest in the context of damped wave equations. The thesis comprises three main parts. The key results in the first part are a version of the Katznelson-Tzafriri theorem for bounded C_0-semigroups in which a certain function appearing in the original statement of the result is allowed more generally to be a bounded Borel measure, and bounds on the rate of decay in an important special case. The second part deals with the discrete version of the Katznelson-Tzafriri theorem and establishes upper and lower bounds on the rate of decay in this setting too. In an important special case these general bounds are then shown to be optimal for general Banach spaces but not on Hilbert space. The third main part, finally, turns to general operator semigroups. It contains a version of the Katznelson-Tzafriri theorem in the Hilbert space setting which relaxes the main assumption of the original result. Various applications and extensions of this general result are also presented.
Supervisor: Batty, Charles J. K. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Functional analysis (mathematics) ; Operator semigroups ; asymptotics ; Katznelson-Tzafriri theorem