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Laplace equation with integral source terms

I am not specifically asking for a solution, but any reference on any method i could read about would be a big help. This I clarify as I am aware of the fact that MathOverflow only deals with research ...
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Green's third identity potential massive object

Consider a massive object occupying a volume $U$ with boundary $\partial U$. Let the gravitational potential inside be $V_{in}$ and outside $V_{out}$ Normally the gravitational field of a massive ...
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Laplace equation, medium discontinuity and finite difference method

The main question is: How to deal with the Poisson equation in the presence of the medium interface. Let's say we have 1D Laplace equation: \begin{equation} -\frac{d}{dx}\left(\epsilon(x)\frac{d}{dx}\...
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Variation of the Green function with respect to the metric

Consider a (closed) Riemann surface and let $G(x,y)$ be the Green function of the Laplace-Beltrami operator. We can informally identify $G$ with the two-point correlation function for the Gaussian ...
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Expansion of prolate spheroidal harmonics

For two coordinate frames $O'$ and $O''$ both offset along the $z$-axis by $\pm R$ respectively, with corresponding offset spherical coordinates $r'$, $\theta'$, $r''$ and $\theta''$, and with prolate ...
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heat kernel for powers of some degenerate elliptic operators

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded open domain in $R^{n}$ with smooth boundary and $X=(X_{1},X_{2},\cdots,X_{m})$ be a system of real smooth vector fields defined on $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^{n}$. If $X$ ...
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Finite Element Method on a single triangular element

Consider the Laplace equation on a single triangular domain with a Dirichlet condition on two of the sides and a Neumann condition on the remaining side. I am using a linear element ... $\mathbb{P}_1$ ...
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$H^1$-continuity of Laplace's equation with respect to boundary data

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^d$ be open and bounded with $C^\infty$ boundary $\partial\Omega$, $\phi\colon \partial\Omega \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ continuous and $u^\phi$ the solution to Laplace's ...
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Generalization of maximum principle to other norms

Consider the Laplace equation $\Delta u=0$ in $\Omega \subset \mathbb{R}^d$ with Dirichlet boundary conditions, i.e. $u=g$ on $\delta \Omega$. By the maximum principle we know that the solution $u$ ...
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Separable coordinate systems for the Laplace and Helmholtz equations?

According to Mathworld, in three dimensions there are 13 coordinate systems in which Laplace's equation is separable, and 11 for the Helmholtz equation. I've read the relevant chapters of the book by ...
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W^{2,∞} regularity of solutions of Poisson's equation if the right hand side is in L^{∞}

Let $u$ be solution of $-\Delta u = f$ in $\Omega$ and $\frac{\partial u}{\partial n} = 0$ on $\partial \Omega$. Is it true that if $f \in L^{\infty}(\Omega)$ then $u \in W^{2,\infty}(\Omega)$? (...
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explicit solution for Laplace equation on punctured cylinder

I need an explicit formula for the rotationally invariant solution of $\Delta u=0$ in cylindrical coordinate $(r,\theta,z)$ for a domain like $D=[0,2]\times [0,2\pi]\times [-2,2] - [0,1]\times [0,2\pi]...
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2-d laplace equation with corrugated isothermal boundary [closed]

Consider a 2-d laplace equation $\Delta\Theta(x,z)=0$ with a corrugated boundary $ \Theta(x,f(x))=\Theta_0$. You can assume $f(x)$ to be a sinusoidal function. 1.My idea is to set $p=z-f(x)$. But ...
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Basic doubt in a free boundary problem for the Laplacian

I am studying the following article : http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/12/87/60/PDF/fbpLaplacian.pdf In this article the authors considers $K \subset \{ x \in R^n ; x_1 = 0 \}$ a smooth, ...
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Poisson inequality for subharmonic functions

This is probably a very basic matter, but I am looking for a proof of the Poisson inequality for subharmonic functions, which reads $$\varphi(r \mathrm{e}^{\mathrm{i} \theta})\leq\frac{1}{2\pi} \...
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A series question related to solution of Laplace equation

Let $u(x,y)$ be the solution of the Laplace equation $\Delta u=0$ on the unit square $(0,1)\times (0,1)$ with boundary condition: $$ u(x,1)=1, u(x,0)=0, u(0,y)=0, u(1,y)=0$$ The series solution is $$\...