EXISTENCE AND COMPLETENESS OF WAVE OPERATORS IN TWO HILBERT SPACES
ALTABET, MERYL J.
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In this thesis we consider an unperturbed self-adjoint operator H(,0) on a Hilbert space H(,0), the operators A, B mapping H(,0) to the Hilbert space K, and J a bounded linear operator mapping the Hilbert space H(,0) to the Hilbert space H.;Our first objective is to give conditions under which there exists a perturbed self-adjoint operator H such that R(z)J - JR(,0)(z) = -(BJ('*)R(z))*AR(,0)(z) and HJ(R-HOOK)J(H(,0) + B('*)A). We prove the existence of the operator H by actually constructing its resolvent R(z).(').;Our next objective is to consider two specific operators H(,0), the momentum operator and the kinetic energy operator, and to give examples of A, B, J for which the main conclusions of scattering theory hold. In obtaining conditions for the existence and completeness of the wave operator, we use a combination of time dependent and stationary methods.