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A Payne-Weinberger eigenvalue estimate for wedge domains on spheres

Authors: Jesse Ratzkin and Andrejs Treibergs
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 137 (2009), 2299-2309
MSC (2000): Primary 35P15
Published electronically: March 3, 2009
MathSciNet review: 2495263
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Abstract: A Faber-Krahn type argument gives a sharp lower estimate for the first Dirichlet eigenvalue for subdomains of wedge domains in spheres, generalizing the inequality for the plane, found by Payne and Weinberger. An application is an alternative proof to the finiteness of a Brownian motion capture-time estimate.

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Jesse Ratzkin
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602
Address at time of publication: School of Mathematical Sciences, Aras Na Laoi, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Andrejs Treibergs
Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Received by editor(s): April 10, 2008
Published electronically: March 3, 2009
Communicated by: Chuu-Lian Terng
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