International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 10 (1987), Issue 4, Pages 641-670

Recent developments on the Stieltjes transform of generalized functions

Ram Sankar Pathak1 and Lokenath Debnath2

1Department of Mathematics, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 5, India
2Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida, Orlando 32816, FL, USA

Received 11 November 1985; Revised 20 December 1986

Copyright © 1987 Ram Sankar Pathak and Lokenath Debnath. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper is concerned with recent developments on the Stieltjes transform of generalized functions. Sections 1 and 2 give a very brief introduction to the subject and the Stieltjes transform of ordinary functions with an emphasis to the inversion theorems. The Stieltjes transform of generalized functions is described in section 3 with a special attention to the inversion theorems of this transform. Sections 4 and 5 deal with the adjoint and kernel methods used for the development of the Stieltjes transform of generalized functions. The real and complex inversion theorems are discussed in sections 6 and 7. The Poisson transform of generalized functions, the iteration of the Laplace transform and the iterated Stieltjes transfrom are included in sections 8, 9 and 10. The Stieltjes transforms of different orders and the fractional order integration and further generalizations of the Stieltjes transform are discussed in sections 11 and 12. Sections 13, 14 and 15 are devoted to Abelian theorems, initial-value and final-value results. Some applications of the Stieltjes transforms are discussed in section 16. The final section deals with some open questions and unsolved problems. Many important and recent references are listed at the end.