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On the method of reflections


This paper aims at reviewing and analysing the method of reflections. The latter is an iterative procedure designed to linear boundary value problems set in multiply connected domains. Being based on a decomposition of the domain boundary, this method is particularly well-suited to numerical solvers relying on integral representation formulas. For the parallel and sequential forms of the method appearing in the literature, we propose a general abstract formulation in a given Hilbert setting and interpret the procedure in terms of subspace corrections. We then prove the unconditional convergence of the sequential form and propose a modification of the parallel one that makes it unconditionally converging. An alternative proof of convergence is provided in a case which does not fit into the previous framework. We finally present some numerical tests.
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hal-01439871 , version 1 (18-01-2017)
hal-01439871 , version 2 (15-02-2017)
hal-01439871 , version 3 (23-06-2021)



Philippe Laurent, Guillaume Legendre, Julien Salomon. On the method of reflections. Numerische Mathematik, 2021, 148, pp.449-493. ⟨10.1007/s00211-021-01207-6⟩. ⟨hal-01439871v3⟩
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