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What's going on with the two-dimensional Helmholtz equation?

I've come to realize that its somehow harder to find results for this equation than for the three-dimensional one. For example the wikipedia article on Green's functions has a list of green functions ...
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On the convergence of the spectral decomposition of a harmonic function

Let $(M,g)$ be a smooth compact Riemannian manifold of dimension $n\geq 2$ with a smooth boundary. Denote by $0<\lambda_1\leq \lambda_2\leq\ldots$ the Dirichlet eigenvalues of $-\Delta_g$ on $(M,g)$...
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On eigenfunctions of the Laplace Beltrami operator [closed]

How can we generate the eigenspace for the Laplace Beltrami operator on SU(2)?
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Harmonic function over a square with linear Neumann boundary conditions

For a rectangle with height 1 and length 2, here is the unique numerical solution (showing contours of the equipotential from 0, defined by the bottom, to 0.54, the numerically-calculated maximum) to ...
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Estimate on $C^1$-norm of solution of the Dirichlet problem for the Laplace equation

Let $\Omega\subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a bounded domain with $C^\infty$-smooth boundary. Let $\phi\in C^\infty(\partial \Omega)$. Let $u$ be the solution of the Dirichlet problem of the Laplace equation \...
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Regularity of Laplace equation on non-convex polyhedral domain

This might be a known problem, but I could not find a precise answer. I have the following Laplace equation \begin{equation} \begin{cases} -\Delta u = f & x \in \Omega;\\ \quad\: u = g & x \in ...
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Use stochastic process to express solution to Laplace equation in the whole space

Consider the Laplace equation in $\mathcal{R}^3$ \begin{equation} \Delta u = f, ~~~\lim_{x\to \infty} u(x) = 0. \end{equation} Here we assume $f$ is a smooth, compactly supported function. Of course, $...
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$W^{1,p}-$regularity on the boundary for solution of Laplace equation with Robin boundary condition

I came across with the attached paper and here is the part that I try to understand. If the non-tangential maximal function of $\nabla u$, i.e $(\nabla u)^*$, belongs in $L^p(\partial \Omega)$, then ...
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the curvature wave equation

I was referred here from this question I asked on stackexchange. And now that I'm here, I see that this other question about geometric wave equations is very closely related to mine. But I have a ...
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Elliptic equations in semi-infinite strips

Let $\Omega$ be a bounded domain in $\mathbb R^n$ with smooth boundary. Let $g=(g_{jk})_{j,k=0}^n$ be a Riemannian metric on $\mathbb R^+\times \Omega$ with smooth bounded components. Is there a good ...
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Laplace equation on the disk with Robin boundary condition

Consider the following two dimensional Laplace equation on the unit disk $D$ with homogeneous Robin boundary condition: $$\Delta u = 0, ~~\frac{\partial u}{\partial n} = b(x) u(x)~~ \forall x \in \...
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Can complex analysis be used to solve Laplace's equation in three dimensions? [closed]

Can complex analysis be used to solve Laplace's equation in three dimensions? Or is it restricted to cases which have 2D symmetry? All of the examples I've seen are 2D, never 3D. It would seem ...
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Neumann problem on a convex domain

Let $\Omega$ be a convex open bounded subset of $\mathbb R^n$ and let $u$ be the solution of $$ \begin{cases} ∆ u=1\quad\text{in $\Omega$,} \\ \frac{\partial u}{\partial \nu}=\frac{\vert \Omega\vert_n}...
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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 $$\...
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