TY - JOUR
T1 - Laplace's equation on convex polyhedra via the unified method
JF - Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science
M3 - 10.1098/rspa.2014.0884
VL - 471
IS - 2176
AU - Ashton, A. C. L.
Y1 - 2015/04/08
UR - http://rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/471/2176/20140884.abstract
N2 - We provide a new method to study the classical Dirichlet problem for Laplace's equation on a convex polyhedron. This new approach was motivated by Fokas’ unified method for boundary value problems. The central object in this approach is the global relation: an integral equation which couples the known boundary data and the unknown boundary values. This integral equation depends holomorphically on two complex parameters, and the resulting analysis takes place on a Banach space of complex analytic functions closely related to the classical Paley–Wiener space. We write the global relation in the form of an operator equation and prove that the relevant operator is bounded below using some novel integral identities. We give a new integral representation to the solution to the underlying boundary value problem which serves as a concrete realization of the fundamental principle of Ehrenpreis.
ER -