The Point Mass Problem on the Real Line

Analysis Seminar
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 2:00pm for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 269
Manwah Wong – Georgia Tech
Brett Wick
In this talk, I will talk about recent developments on the point mass problem on the real line. Starting from the point mass formula for orthogonal polynomials on the real line, I will present new methods employed to compute the asymptotic formulae for the orthogonal polynomials and how these formulae can be applied to solve the point mass problem when the recurrence coefficients are asymptotically identical. The technical difficulties involved in the computation will also be discussed.