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1.1 MATHMATICS

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We investigate the problem of similarity to a self-adjoint operator for $J$-positive Sturm-Liouville operators $L=\frac{1}{\omega}(-\frac{d^2}{dx^2}+q)$ with $2\pi$-periodic coefficients $q$ and $\omega$. It is shown that if 0 is a critical point of the operator $L$, then it is a singular critical point. This gives us a new class of $J$-positive differential operators with the singular critical point 0. Also, we extend the Beals and Parfenov regularity conditions for the critical point $\infty$ to the case of operators with periodic coefficients.

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https://doi.org/10.7153/oam-05-50

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