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.