The Pólya-Schur theory describes the class of hyperbolicity preservers, i.e., the class of linear operators acting on univariate polynomials and preserving real-rootedness. We attempt to develop an analog of Pólya-Schur theory in the setting of linear finite difference operators. We study the class of linear finite difference operators preserving the set of real-rooted polynomials whose mesh (i.e., the minimal distance between the roots) is at least one. In particular, we prove a finite difference version of the classical Hermite-Poulain theorem and several results about discrete multiplier sequences.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society|
|State||Published - 2016|
- Finite difference operators
- Hyperbolicity preservers