## Advances in Differential Equations

### On the Laplacian and fractional Laplacian in an exterior domain

#### Abstract

We see that the generalized Fourier transform due to A.G. Ramm for the case of $n=3$ space dimensions remains valid, with some modifications, for all space dimensions $n\ge 2$. We use the resulting spectral representation of the exterior Laplacian to study exterior problems. In particular the Fourier splitting method developed by M.E. Schonbek extends easily to the study of this type of problems, as we illustrate for the dissipative 2-dimensional quasi-geostrophic equation in the critical case.

#### Article information

Source
Adv. Differential Equations Volume 17, Number 1/2 (2012), 173-200.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 17 December 2012

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