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Can this be solved

  1. Apr 8, 2008 #1
    A partial differential equation.
     

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  3. Apr 8, 2008 #2
    It is the Laplace equation in cylindrical coordinates with symmetry about y-axe.
    You can solve it by variable separation, once given the boundary condition:
    phi(x,y)=X(x)Y(y)

    X''+X'/x+cX=0 (in x, 0-order Bessel equation)
    Y''-cY=0 (in y)
    c=arbitrary positive/negative real constant
     
  4. Apr 9, 2008 #3
    Thanks, roberto, i got it
     
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