Compressed lattice sums arising from the Poisson equation

Bailey, David H. and Borwein, Jonathan M. (2013) Compressed lattice sums arising from the Poisson equation. Boundary Value Problems, 2013 (75).

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    Purpose: In recent years attention has been directed to the problem of solving the Poisson equation, either in engineering scenarios (computational) or in regard to crystal structure (theoretical). Methods: In (Bailey et al. in J. Phys. A, Math. Theor. 46:115201, 2013, doi:10.1088/1751-8113/46/11/115201) we studied a class of lattice sums that amount to solutions of PoissonĂ¢'s equation, utilizing some striking connections between these sums and Jacobi $\vartheta-$function values, together with high-precision numerical computations and the PSLQ algorithm to find certain polynomials associated with these sums. We take a similar approach in this study. Results: We were able to develop new closed forms for certain solutions and to extend such analysis to related lattice sums. We also alluded to results for the compressed sum $\phi_2(x,y,d):=\sum_{m,n\in O}\frac{cos(\pimx)cos(\pind\sqrt{d}y){m^2+dn^2},$ (1) where $d>0, x, y$ are real numbers and Odenotes the odd integers. In this paper we first survey the earlier work and then discuss the sum (1) more completely. Conclusions: As in the previous study, we find some surprisingly simple closed-form evaluations of these sums. In particular, we find that in some cases these sums are given by $1/\pi.\logA,$ where A is an algebraic number. These evaluations suggest that a deep theory interconnects all such summations.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: lattice sums, Poisson equation, experimental mathematics, high-precision computation
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    Depositing User: Dr David Allingham
    Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2013 14:24
    Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 15:44

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