Kernel of an integral operator

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A function $K(x,y)$ in two variables that defines an integral operator $A$ by the equality

$$\psi(y)=A[\phi(x)]=\int K(x,y)\phi(x)\,d\mu(x),$$

where $x$ ranges over a measure space $(X,d\mu)$ and $\phi$ belongs to a certain space of functions defined on $X$.



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This article was adapted from an original article by G.L. Litvinov (originator), which appeared in Encyclopedia of Mathematics - ISBN 1402006098. See original article