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A Szegő limit theorem for translation‐invariant operators on polygons

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Abstract We prove Szegő‐type trace asymptotics for translation‐invariant operators on polygons. More precisely, consider a Fourier multiplier on with a sufficiently decaying, smooth symbol . Let be the interior of a polygon and, for , define its scaled version . Then we study the spectral asymptotics for the operator , the spatial restriction of A onto : for entire functions h with we provide a complete asymptotic expansion of as . These trace asymptotics consist of three terms that reflect the geometry of the polygon. If P is replaced by a domain with smooth boundary, a complete asymptotic expansion of the trace has been known for more than 30 years. However, for polygons the formula for the constant order term in the asymptotics is new. In particular, we show that each corner of the polygon produces an extra contribution; as a consequence, the constant order term exhibits an anomaly similar to the heat trace asymptotics for the Dirichlet Laplacian.

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