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Bound States of the Magnetic Schrödinger Operator
EMS Tracts in Mathematics Vol. 27

Nicolas Raymond (Université de Rennes, France)

Bound States of the Magnetic Schrödinger Operator

ISBN print 978-3-03719-169-9, ISBN online 978-3-03719-669-4
DOI 10.4171/169
January 2017, 394 pages, hardcover, 17 x 24 cm.
64.00 Euro

This book is a synthesis of recent advances in the spectral theory of the magnetic Schrödinger operator. It can be considered a catalog of concrete examples of magnetic spectral asymptotics.

Since the presentation involves many notions of spectral theory and semiclassical analysis, it begins with a concise account of concepts and methods used in the book and is illustrated by many elementary examples.

Assuming various points of view (power series expansions, Feshbach–Grushin reductions, WKB constructions, coherent states decompositions, normal forms) a theory of Magnetic Harmonic Approximation is then established which allows, in particular, accurate descriptions of the magnetic eigenvalues and eigenfunctions. Some parts of this theory, such as those related to spectral reductions or waveguides, are still accessible to advanced students while others (e.g., the discussion of the Birkhoff normal form and its spectral consequences, or the results related to boundary magnetic wells in dimension three) are intended for seasoned researchers.

Keywords: Magnetic Schrödinger equation, discrete spectrum, semiclassical analysis, magnetic harmonic approximation