The Schwarz reflection principle applies to a harmonic function which continuously vanishes on a relatively open subset of a planar or spherical boundary surface. It yields a harmonic extension to a predefined larger domain and provides a simple formula for this extension. Although such a point-to-point reflection law is unavailable for other types of surface in higher dimensions, it is natural to investigate whether similar harmonic extension results still hold. This article describes recent progress on such results for the particular case of cylindrical surfaces, and concludes with several open questions.
Analysis and Mathematical Physics – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 10, 2018