Error estimates in the fast multipole method for scattering problems Part 1: Truncation of the Jacobi-Anger series
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We perform a complete study of the truncation error of the Jacobi-Anger series. This series expands every plane wave in terms of spherical harmonics . We consider the truncated series where the summation is performed over the 's satisfying . We prove that if is large enough, the truncated series gives rise to an error lower than ϵ as soon as L satisfies where W is the Lambert function and are pure positive constants. Numerical experiments show that this asymptotic is optimal. Those results are useful to provide sharp estimates for the error in the fast multipole method for scattering computation.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 33C10 / 33C55 / 41A80
Key words: Jacobi-Anger / fast multipole method / truncation error.
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