1. Apr 9, 2009

snoopies622

A scalar "harmonic" function f is one that satisfies

$$\nabla ^2 f = 0$$

What is the physical meaning or relevance of this?

2. Apr 10, 2009

snoopies622

In other words, if an observed field is harmonic, why does that matter? What is the physical implication? That it is conservative? incompressible? laminar?

3. Apr 13, 2009

Andy Resnick

4. Apr 13, 2009

snoopies622

Thanks. I will look into that.