## Abstract

Every matrix function A ∈L∞_{n×n}(R) generates a Wiener-Hopf integral operator on L^{2}_{n}(R^{+}), the direct sum of n copies of L^{2}(R^{+}). The associated Wiener-Hopf integral operator is the operator W(Ã) where Ã(x) := A(-x). We discuss the connection between the Fredholm indices IndW(A) and Ind W(Ã). Our main result says that if A has at most a finite number d of discontinuities on R∪{∞} and both W(A) and W(Ã) are Fredholm, then |Ind W(A) + Ind W(Ã)| ≤d(n - 1); conversely, given integers K and v satisfying |κ+Ν| ≤ d(n- 1), there exist A ∈L∞n×n(R) with at most d discontinuities such that W(A) is Fredholm of index K and W(Ã) is Fredholm of index v.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1-29 |

Number of pages | 29 |

Journal | Journal of Integral Equations and Applications |

Volume | 12 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 2000 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Numerical Analysis
- Applied Mathematics