Volume 113, Issue 4
November 2003, pages 355-464
pp 355-363 November 2003
It is proved that the complex double Fourier series of an integrable functionf(x, y) with coefficients cjk satisfying certain conditions, will converge in L1-norm. The conditions used here are the combinations of Tauberian condition of Hardy-Karamata kind and its limiting case. This paper extends the result of Bray  to complex double Fourier series.
pp 365-377 November 2003
The question of the existence of an analogue, in the framework of central simple algebras with involution, of the notion of Pfister form is raised. In particular, algebras with orthogonal involution which split as a tensor product of quaternion algebras with involution are studied. It is proven that, up to degree 16, over any extension over which the algebra splits, the involution is adjoint to a Pfister form. Moreover, cohomological invariants of those algebras with involution are discussed.
pp 379-393 November 2003
In this paper, we obtain the continuity for some multilinear operators related to certain non-convolution operators on the Triebel-Lizorkin space. The operators include Littlewood-Paley operator and Marcinkiewicz operator.
pp 395-429 November 2003
In this paper we show that the h-p spectral element method developed in [3,8,9] applies to elliptic problems in curvilinear polygons with mixed Neumann and Dirichlet boundary conditions provided that the Babuska-Brezzi inf-sup conditions are satisfied. We establish basic stability estimates for a non-conforming h-p spectral element method which allows for simultaneous mesh refinement and variable polynomial degree. The spectral element functions are non-conforming if the boundary conditions are Dirichlet. For problems with mixed boundary conditions they are continuous only at the vertices of the elements. We obtain a stability estimate when the spectral element functions vanish at the vertices of the elements, which is needed for parallelizing the numerical scheme. Finally, we indicate how the mesh refinement strategy and choice of polynomial degree depends on the regularity of the coefficients of the differential operator, smoothness of the sides of the polygon and the regularity of the data to obtain the maximum accuracy achievable.
pp 431-442 November 2003
We study a class of second order variational inequalities with bilateral constraints. Under certain conditions we show the existence of aunique viscosity solution of these variational inequalities and give a stochastic representation to this solution. As an application, we study a stochastic game with stopping times and show the existence of a saddle point equilibrium.
pp 443-449 November 2003
Here we are concerned about uniform stability of damped nonlinear transverse vibrations of an elastic string fixed at its two ends. The vibrations governed by nonlinear integro-differential equation of Kirchoff type, is shown to possess energy uniformly bounded by exponentially decaying function of time. The result is achieved by considering an energy-like Lyapunov functional for the system.
pp 451-456 November 2003
Howard’s conjecture, which states that in the linear instability problem of inviscid heterogeneous parallel shear flow growth rate of an arbitrary unstable wave must approach zero as the wave length decreases to zero, is established in a mathematically rigorous fashion for plane parallel heterogeneous shear flows with negligible buoyancy forcegΒ ≪ 1 (Miles J W,J. Fluid Mech.10 (1961) 496–508), where Β is the basic heterogeneity distribution function).
pp 457-461 November 2003 Subject Index
pp 463-464 November 2003 Author Index