Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the Laplace operator on an equilateral triangle for the discrete case. (English) Zbl 1059.65101

The author gives explicit formulas for eigenvalues and a complete orthogonal system of eigenvectors of a discretized boundary value problem for the Laplace equation with either Dirichlet or Neumann boundary conditions on an equilateral triangle with a triangular mesh. The technique is analogous to the author’s previous paper [ibid. 43, No. 4, 311–320 (1998; Zbl 0940.35059)] in which it was calculated for the continuous case. It is shown that the eigenvalues from the discrete case converge to the ones in the continuous case when the mesh is refined. The problem is transformed to a rectangle and explicit formulas for all eigenvalues and eigenvectors are given.
Reviewer: Jan Zítko (Praha)


65N25 Numerical methods for eigenvalue problems for boundary value problems involving PDEs
35J05 Laplace operator, Helmholtz equation (reduced wave equation), Poisson equation
65N06 Finite difference methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
35P10 Completeness of eigenfunctions and eigenfunction expansions in context of PDEs


Zbl 0940.35059
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[1] M. Práger: Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of the Laplace operator on an equilateral triangle. Appl. Math. 43 (1998), 311-320. · Zbl 0940.35059
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