On certain non-unique solutions of the Stieltjes moment problem

Abstract : We construct explicit solutions of a number of Stieltjes moment problems based on moments of the form ${\rho}_{1}^{(r)}(n)=(2rn)!$ and ${\rho}_{2}^{(r)}(n)=[(rn)!]^{2}$, $r=1,2,\dots$, $n=0,1,2,\dots$, \textit{i.e.} we find functions $W^{(r)}_{1,2}(x)>0$ satisfying $\int_{0}^{\infty}x^{n}W^{(r)}_{1,2}(x)dx = {\rho}_{1,2}^{(r)}(n)$. It is shown using criteria for uniqueness and non-uniqueness (Carleman, Krein, Berg, Pakes, Stoyanov) that for $r>1$ both ${\rho}_{1,2}^{(r)}(n)$ give rise to non-unique solutions. Examples of such solutions are constructed using the technique of the inverse Mellin transform supplemented by a Mellin convolution. We outline a general method of generating non-unique solutions for moment problems generalizing ${\rho}_{1,2}^{(r)}(n)$, such as the product ${\rho}_{1}^{(r)}(n)\cdot{\rho}_{2}^{(r)}(n)$ and $[(rn)!]^{p}$, $p=3,4,\dots$.
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K. A. Penson, Pawel Blasiak, Gérard Duchamp, A. Horzela, A. I. Solomon. On certain non-unique solutions of the Stieltjes moment problem. Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, DMTCS, 2010, 12 (2), pp.295-306. ⟨hal-00419982⟩



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