Symmetry and solutions to the Helmholtz equation inside an equilateral triangle. (English) Zbl 1371.35038

Summary: Solutions to the Helmholtz equation within an equilateral triangle which solve either the Dirichlet or Neumann problem are investigated. This is done by introducing a pair of differential operators, derived from symmetry considerations, which demonstrate interesting relationships among these solutions. One of these operators preserves the boundary condition while generating an orthogonal solution and the other leads to a bijection between solutions of the Dirichlet and Neumann problems.


35J05 Laplace operator, Helmholtz equation (reduced wave equation), Poisson equation
35B06 Symmetries, invariants, etc. in context of PDEs
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