-δ plus a bad potential

H. P. McKean

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to associate with -Δ+V(x) a self-adjoint operator in case V is nonnegative. This has been done in many ways by previous authors under a variety of conditions. The point of the present work is to do this under conditions applying to, e.g., any many-body potential, the only requirements being that V:R 3n→[0,∞] be continuous and that V-1(∞) be not too large in the sense of volume and/or capacity; especially, no conditions of growth are imposed upon V. The method of proof is probabilistic, being based upon familiar properties of the Brownian motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1277-1279
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Mathematical Physics
Volume18
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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