Holomorphic extension associated with Fourier-Legendre expansions

Research paper by Enrico De Micheli, Giovanni Alberto Viano

Indexed on: 06 Dec '05Published on: 06 Dec '05Published in: Mathematics - Classical Analysis and ODEs


In this article we prove that if the coefficients of a Fourier-Legendre expansion satisfy a suitable Hausdorff-type condition, then the series converges to a function which admits a holomorphic extension to a cut-plane. Furthermore, we prove that a Laplace-type (Laplace composed with Radon) transform of the function describing the jump across the cut is the unique Carlsonian interpolation of the Fourier coefficients of the expansion. We can thus reconstruct the discontinuity function from the coefficients of the Fourier-Legendre series by the use of the Pollaczek polynomials.