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Polynomial solutions and annihilators of ordinary integro-differential operators

Abstract : In this paper, we study algorithmic aspects of linear ordinary integro-differential operators with polynomial coefficients. Even though this algebra is not noetherian and has zero divisors, Bavula recently proved that it is coherent, which allows one to develop an algebraic systems theory. For an algorithmic approach to linear systems theory of integro-differential equations with boundary conditions, computing the kernel of matrices is a fundamental task. As a first step, we have to find annihilators, which is, in turn, related to polynomial solutions. We present an algorithmic approach for computing polynomial solutions and the index for a class of linear operators including integro-differential operators. A generating set for right annihilators can be constructed in terms of such polynomial solutions. For initial value problems, an involution of the algebra of integro-differential operators also allows us to compute left annihilators, which can be interpreted as compatibility conditions of integro-differential equations with boundary conditions. We illustrate our approach using an implementation in the computer algebra system Maple. Finally, system-theoretic interpretations of these results are given and illustrated on integro-differential equations.
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Alban Quadrat, Georg Regensburger. Polynomial solutions and annihilators of ordinary integro-differential operators. IFAC 2013 - 5th Symposium on System Structure and Control, Feb 2013, Grenoble, France. pp.308-313, ⟨10.3182/20130204-3-FR-2033.00133⟩. ⟨hal-00925686⟩



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