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Archive for March 21st, 2016

## On Proving Eigenvalue = 1 for Particular Surfaces

So, as you have read here, I've been saying for quite a few years now that (bounded) smooth surfaces on $\left[ 0, 1 \right]^2 \to \mathbb{R}$ have certain invariants when viewed from a particular perspective (eigenvalues, eigenfunctions).  There are particular surfaces which I dubbed Pasquali patches (for lack of a better word) and a particular construction, namely
with $F_2 = \int_0^1 f_2(x) \, dx \neq 0$ which are very special in that they have lots of properties which are interesting and closely tied to probability theory.  I have now proven for this particular construction that it possesses two very specific eigenvalues given a particular operator "star" $\star$... one of which is $\lambda_1 = 1$, regardless of function choices for $f_1(x), g_1(y)$ and almost arbitrary choice of $f_2(x)$, which, by requirement needs $F_2 \neq 0$.  This mimics well known probability mathematics (except in the surface realm) and operator theory/linear algebra. I think of this as a very proud accomplishment.
I am very close to a full eigenvalue theory which I will apply to a generalization of the Pasquali patch formula above, giving a multiplicity of calculable eigenvalues for, not just Pasquali patches, but any sufficiently well behaved surface on $\left[ 0, 1 \right]^2 \to \mathbb{R}$.