Year of Publication

2011

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Document Type

Dissertation

College

Arts and Sciences

Department

Mathematics

First Advisor

Dr. Russell M. Brown

Abstract

I consider Dirichlet eigenvalues for an elliptic system in a region that consists of two domains joined by a thin tube. Under quite general conditions, I am able to give a rate on the convergence of the eigenvalues as the tube shrinks away. I make no assumption on the smoothness of the coefficients and only mild assumptions on the boundary of the domain.

Also, I consider the Green function associated with the mixed problem on a Lipschitz domain with a general decomposition of the boundary. I show that the Green function is Hölder continuous, which shows how a solution to the mixed problem behaves.

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Mathematics Commons

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