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ERIC Number: EJ818436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
A Boundary Value Problem for Introductory Physics?
Grundberg, Johan
European Journal of Physics, v29 n4 p709-720 Jul 2008
The Laplace equation has applications in several fields of physics, and problems involving this equation serve as paradigms for boundary value problems. In the case of the Laplace equation in a disc there is a well-known explicit formula for the solution: Poisson's integral. We show how one can derive this formula, and in addition two equivalent but less well-known expressions of a more geometrical character, using little more than elementary geometry. (Contains 6 figures and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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