## Abstract

In this work, we deal with the autonomy issue in the perturbation expansion for the eigenfunctions of a compact Hilbert-Schmidt integral operator. Here, the autonomy points to the perturbation expansion coefficients of the relevant eigenfunction not depending on the perturbation parameter explicitly, but the dependence on this parameter arises from the coordinate change at the zero interval limit. Moreover, the related half interval length is utilized as the perturbation parameter in the perturbative analyses. Thus, the zero interval limit perturbation for solving the eigenproblem under consideration is developed. The aim of this work is to show that the autonomy imposition brings an important restriction on the kernel of the corresponding integral operator, and the constructed perturbation series is not capable of expressing the exact solution approximately unless a specific type of kernel is considered. The general structure for the encountered constraints is revealed, and the specific class of kernels is identified to this end. Error analysis of the developed method is given. These analyses are also supported by certain illustrative implementations involving the kernels, which are and are not in the specific class addressed above. Thus, the efficiency of the developed method is shown, and the relevant analyses are confirmed.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 2 |

Journal | Mathematics |

Volume | 5 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 1 Mar 2017 |

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## Keywords

- Autonomy
- Eigenfunctions
- Eigenvalues
- Hilbert-Schmidt integral operators
- Perturbation expansions
- Zero interval limit