Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications vol:311 issue:2 pages:571-583
In the strong or two-point Stieltjes moment problem, one has to find a positive measure on [0,∞) for which infinitely many moments are prescribed at the origin and at infinity. Here we consider a multipoint version in which the origin and the point at infinity are replaced by sequences of points that may or may not coincide. In the indeterminate case, two natural solutions μ0 and μ∞ exist that can be constructed by a limiting process of approximating quadrature formulas. The supports of these natural solutions are disjoint (with possible exception of the origin). The support points are accumulation points of sequences of zeros of even and odd indexed orthogonal rational functions. These functions are recursively computed and appear as denominators in approximants of continued fractions. They replace the orthogonal Laurent polynomials that appear in the two-point case. In this paper we consider the properties of these natural solutions and analyse the precise behaviour of which zero sequences converge to which support points.