Accession Number : AD0736051

Title :   Methods for Solving Neumann Scattering and Potential Problems,

Corporate Author : DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK DEPT OF MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s) : Ahner,John

Report Date : OCT 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 137

Abstract : Two methods are given to solve the Helmholtz equation in a three-dimensional region, exterior to a smooth closed and bounded surface on which Neumann boundary conditions are imposed. Both methods depend on a new integral equation formulation of the problem. In one case, the integral equation, which is a regularized Fredholm equation of the second kind, is solved by direct iteration. The convergence of this sequence of iterates is proven for strictly convex surfaces for sufficiently small values of k. This method is a direct generalization to the Helmholtz equation of Neumann's method for solving potential problems which appears as a special case, zero frequency, of the present method. In the second method, the solution is found as an infinite series which converges for smooth but otherwise arbitrary surfaces and for small values of the wave number. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION), (*BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS)), POTENTIAL THEORY, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, BESSEL FUNCTIONS, POWER SERIES, CONVERGENCE, ITERATIONS, WAVE FUNCTIONS, SCATTERING

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE