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About Laplace's equation

  1. Apr 9, 2009 #1
    A scalar "harmonic" function f is one that satisfies


    \nabla ^2 f = 0


    What is the physical meaning or relevance of this?
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  3. Apr 10, 2009 #2
    In other words, if an observed field is harmonic, why does that matter? What is the physical implication? That it is conservative? incompressible? laminar?
  4. Apr 13, 2009 #3

    Andy Resnick

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  5. Apr 13, 2009 #4
    Thanks. I will look into that.
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