On the root functions of general elliptic boundary value problems
- We consider a boundary value problem for an elliptic differential operator of order 2m in a domain D ⊂ n. The boundary of D is smooth outside a finite number of conical points, and the Lopatinskii condition is fulfilled on the smooth part of δD. The corresponding spaces are weighted Sobolev spaces H(up s,Υ)(D), and this allows one to define ellipticity of weight Υ for the problem. The resolvent of the problem is assumed to possess rays of minimal growth. The main result says that if there are rays of minimal growth with angles between neighbouring rays not exceeding π(Υ + 2m)/n, then the root functions of the problem are complete in L²(D). In the case of second order elliptic equations the results remain true for all domains with Lipschitz boundary.