Fine Structure of the Zeros of Orthogonal Polynomials, IV. A Priori Bounds and Clock Behavior

Research paper by Yoram Last, Barry Simon

Indexed on: 01 Jun '06Published on: 01 Jun '06Published in: Mathematics - Spectral Theory


We prove locally uniform spacing for the zeros of orthogonal polynomials on the real line under weak conditions (Jacobi parameters approach the free ones and are of bounded variation). We prove that for ergodic discrete Schrodinger operators, Poisson behavior implies positive Lyapunov exponent. Both results depend on a priori bounds on eigenvalue spacings for which we provide several proofs.