Spectral shift function, amazing and multifaceted. (English) Zbl 0907.47014

Summary: Several formula representations for the I. M. Lifshits-M. G. Kreĭn spectral shift function (SSF) are discussed and intercompared. It is pointed out that the equivalence of these representations is not apparent, and different properties of the SSF are revealed by different formulas. The presentation is informal and contains no proofs.


47B25 Linear symmetric and selfadjoint operators (unbounded)
47A55 Perturbation theory of linear operators
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