Academic department under which the project should be listed

Mathematics

Faculty Sponsor Name

Yuliya Babenko

Project Type

Oral Presentation (15-min time slots)

Abstract (250 words maximum)

Laplace’s equation is a partial differential equation of the second order, which has a different use in mathematical physics (electrostatistics, mechanics, thermodynamics, etc.). Frequently also boundary condition is added (Dirichlet’s problem). The solution to this problem is well known. Our goal in this study is to develop an optimal method of recovery of the solution based on information we have on hand about the function (the function is not fully known. For example is known at N equally spaced points) and to compute the optimal error between the actual solution and the recovered one. We also consider similar question for Poisson’s equation.

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Optimal Recovery of Solutions of Dirichlet Problems for Laplace's Equation

Laplace’s equation is a partial differential equation of the second order, which has a different use in mathematical physics (electrostatistics, mechanics, thermodynamics, etc.). Frequently also boundary condition is added (Dirichlet’s problem). The solution to this problem is well known. Our goal in this study is to develop an optimal method of recovery of the solution based on information we have on hand about the function (the function is not fully known. For example is known at N equally spaced points) and to compute the optimal error between the actual solution and the recovered one. We also consider similar question for Poisson’s equation.