Journal of computational and applied mathematics vol:172 issue:2 pages:233-246
This paper analyzes the effect of large wave numbers on the wavelet method for integral equations arising in electromagnetic applications. It is shown that the compression of the stiffness matrix deteriorates with increasing wave number, a characteristic that has been reported before in the literature. Here, however, the exact dependence on the wave number is calculated analytically for the two-dimensional Helmholtz problem. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.