On the asymptotic behaviour of the eigenvalues of a Robin problem

Daniel Daners and James B. Kennedy


We prove that every eigenvalue of a Robin problem with boundary parameter \(\alpha\) on a sufficiently smooth domain behaves asymptotically like \(-\alpha^2\) as \(\alpha\to\infty\). This generalises an existing result for the first eigenvalue.

Keywords: Laplacian, Robin boundary conditions, eigenvalue asymptotics.

AMS Subject Classification: Primary 35P15; secondary (35B40, 35J05).

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Friday, December 11, 2009