## Abstract

The purpose of this article is to find a relation between the finite difference method and the boundary element method, and propose a new approach deriving a discrete approximation formula as like that of the finite difference method for harmonic functions. We develop a discrete approximation formula on a uniform grid based on the boundary integral formulations. We consider three different boundary integral formulations and derive one discrete approximation formula on the uniform grid for the harmonic function. We show that the proposed discrete approximation formula has the same computational molecules with that of the finite difference formula for the Laplace operator ∇^{2}.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 529-548 |

Number of pages | 20 |

Journal | Kyungpook Mathematical Journal |

Volume | 47 |

Issue number | 4 |

State | Published - 2007 |

## Keywords

- Boundary integral equation
- Finite difference method
- Harmonic function
- Potential