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An averaging method for the Helmholtz equation

Pages: 604 - 609, Issue Special, July 2003

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S. L. Ma'u - Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand (email)
P. Ramankutty - Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand (email)

Abstract: The well-known J. Schauder result on the existence of Lip$_\alpha (bar(\Omega))$ solutions of the Dirichlet problem for bounded domains with smooth boundaries is true for the Helmholtz equation $\Delta u + \lambda u = 0$ for $\lambda =< 0$. We suggest a method of constructing the solution based on an averaging procedure and mean-value theorem. We show some conditions under which, for $0 < \alpha < 1$, and $\lambda =< 0$, a sequence of iterated averages of an initial approximation converges geometrically to the solution.

Keywords:  Helmholtz, spherical means, averaging method, boundary value problem.
Mathematics Subject Classification:  Primary: 35J05, 35A35; Secondary: 65N06.

Published: April 2003.