Trace ideals and their applications. 2nd ed. (English) Zbl 1074.47001

Mathematical Surveys and Monographs 120. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society (AMS) (ISBN 0-8218-3581-5/hbk). viii, 150 p. (2005).
This is the second edition of the well-known book [B. Simon, “Trace ideals and their applications” (London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series 35) (Cambridge University Press) (1979; Zbl 0423.47001)], stemming from the author’s lectures on the theory of trace ideals in the algebra of operators in a Hilbert space. For this edition, the author has added four new chapters on the closely related theory of rank one perturbations of self-adjoint operators.
The first of the new chapters (Chapter 11) presents the general theory of rank one perturbations in a new systematic way, including the discussion of the Borel transform of positive measures, basic formulae of the theory of rank one perturbations, and the Krein spectral shift. Chapter 12 discusses the absolutely continuous spectrum, the Aronszajn–Donoghue theory, and the results of the author on the singular spectrum. Chapter 13 presents the approach of Aizenman–Molchanov to the problem of localization in the Anderson model. Chapter 14 is devoted to the trace formulae and the inverse spectral problems for one-dimensional Schrödinger operators and Jacobi matrices.
The book contains a comprehensive index and an addendum describing some developments since the original notes were published. This book can certainly be a vital source of information for those interested in the theory of trace ideals and its applications to various areas of mathematical physics.


47-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to operator theory
47L30 Abstract operator algebras on Hilbert spaces
47B10 Linear operators belonging to operator ideals (nuclear, \(p\)-summing, in the Schatten-von Neumann classes, etc.)
47L20 Operator ideals
47A40 Scattering theory of linear operators
47A55 Perturbation theory of linear operators
81Qxx General mathematical topics and methods in quantum theory
81U99 Quantum scattering theory
81T99 Quantum field theory; related classical field theories


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