Laplace and laplace-stieltjes space

Ralph D. DeLaubenfels, Shmuel Kantorovitz

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Suppose X is a Banach space and f(hook) is a function from [0,∞) into the space of all (possibly unbounded) linear operators on X. We construct a maximal Banach subspace, Y, the Laplace space, continuously embedded in X, so that f(hook)|Y is the Laplace transform of a strongly continuous family of contractions on Y, and a maximal Banach subspace, W, the Laplace-Stieltjes space, continuously embedded in X, so that the map s (mapping)f(hook)(s)x is the Laplace-Stieltjes transform of a vector-valued measure ∀x∈W. Under appropriate conditions of f(hook), that are satisfied in the eases of most interest, the Laplace space contains all x so that the map s(mapping)f(hook)(s)x is a uniformly strongly continuous Laplace transform. Appropriate choices of f(hook) yield maximal subspaces on which integrodifferential equations or abstract Cauchy problems, of arbitrarily high order, are well-posed. Other choices of f(hook) produce the semisimplicity manifold and the maximal subspace on which an operator is well-bounded. In the former case, the space contains all initial data for which the abstract Cauchy problem has a solution that equals the Laplace-Stieltjes transform of a vector-valued measure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-61
Number of pages61
JournalJournal of Functional Analysis
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1993


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