A new linear spectral transformation associated with derivatives of Dirac linear functionals Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2011

start page

  • 1834

end page

  • 1853


  • 12


  • 163

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9045

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-0430


  • In this contribution, we analyze the regularity conditions of a perturbation on a quasi-definite linear functional by the addition of Dirac delta functionals supported on N points of the unit circle or on its complement. We also deal with a new example of linear spectral transformation. We introduce a perturbation of a quasi-definite linear functional by the addition of the first derivative of the Dirac linear functional when its support is a point on the unit circle or two points symmetric with respect to the unit circle. Necessary and sufficient conditions for the quasi-definiteness of the new linear functional are obtained. Outer relative asymptotics for the new sequence of monic orthogonal polynomials in terms of the original ones are obtained. Finally, we prove that this linear spectral transform can be decomposed as an iteration of Christoffel and Geronimus linear transformations.


  • orthogonal polynomials on the unit circle; hermitian linear functionals; quasi-definite linear functionals; verblunsky parameters; caratheodory functions; outer relative asymptotics