a1 Department of Mathematics, University of Strathclyde, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XH, UK; Email: ([email protected])
a2 Institut für Analysis und Scientific Computing, Technische Universität Wien, Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8–10/101, 1040 Wien, Austria; Email: ([email protected])
We investigate the influence of interface conditions at a singularity of an indefinite canonical system on its Weyl coefficient. An explicit formula which parametrizes all possible Weyl coefficients of indefinite canonical systems with fixed Hamiltonian function is derived. This result is illustrated with two examples: the Bessel equation, which has a singular end point, and a Sturm–Liouville equation whose potential has an inner singularity, which arises from a continuation problem for a positive definite function.
(Received June 22 2007)
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