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 Asymptotics of orthogonal polynomials for a weight with a jump on [−1,1]
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title: Asymptotics of orthogonal polynomials for a weight with a jump on [−1,1]
authors: Ana Pilar Foulquié Moreno
Andrei Martínez-Finkelshtein
Vítor Sousa
keywords: Orthogonal polynomials
Riemann–Hilbert analysis
Zeros, Local behavior
Confluent hypergeometric functions
Reproducing Kernel
Branges space
issue date: 8-Apr-2011
publisher: Springer
abstract: We consider the orthogonal polynomials on [-1, 1] with respect to the weight w(c)(x) = h(x)(1 - x)(alpha) (1+ x)beta Xi(c)(x), alpha, beta > -1, where h is real analytic and strictly positive on [-1, 1] and Xi(c) is a step-like function: Xi(c)(x) = 1 for x is an element of [-1, 0) and Xi(c) (x) = c(2), c > 0, for x is an element of [0, 1]. We obtain strong uniform asymptotics of the monic orthogonal polynomials in C, as well as first terms of the asymptotic expansion of the main parameters (leading coefficients of the orthonormal polynomials and the recurrence coefficients) as n -> infinity. In particular, we prove for w(c) a conjecture of A. Magnus regarding the asymptotics of the recurrence coefficients. The main focus is on the local analysis at the origin. We study the asymptotics of the Christoffel-Darboux kernel in a neighborhood of the jump and show that the zeros of the orthogonal polynomials no longer exhibit clock behavior. For the asymptotic analysis we use the steepest descent method of Deift and Zhou applied to the noncommutative Riemann-Hilbert problems characterizing the orthogonal polynomials. The local analysis at x = 0 is carried out in terms of confluent hypergeometric functions. Incidentally, we establish some properties of these functions that may have an independent interest.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/6924
ISSN: 0176-4276
publisher version/DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00365-010-9091-x
source: Constructive Approximation
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