“School of Mathematics”
Back to Papers HomeBack to Papers of School of Mathematics
Paper IPM / M / 12278  


Abstract:  
In his book (Functional Analysis, Wiley, New York, 2002), P. Lax constructs
an explicit representation of the DirichlettoNeumann semigroup, when the
matrix of electrical conductivity is the identity matrix and the domain of the problem
in question is the unit ball in R^{n}. We investigate some representations of Dirichletto
Neumann semigroup for a bounded domain. We show that such a nice explicit
representation as in Lax book, is not possible for any domain except Euclidean
balls. It is interesting that the treatment in dimension 2 is completely different than
other dimensions. Finally, we present a natural and probably the simplest numerical
scheme to calculate this semigroup in full generality by using Chernoff?s theorem.
Download TeX format 

back to top 