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Casimir Effect, what does (x,θ) mean?

  1. Jun 1, 2014 #1
    Hello look at (3.24). Above it, it states "We make the same switch to polar coordinates (x, φ) in the (x, y) plane, and substitute y ≡
    (ax/nπ):"

    Should (x, φ) be (r, φ)? Is this a typo?

    Thank you.

    http://aphyr.com/data/journals/113/comps.pdf
     
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  3. Jun 1, 2014 #2

    Bill_K

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    Note he says the same switch. That's a clue, isn't it, that earlier in the paper he did the same thing? :wink:

    I believe you'll find that in both places what he did was change to polar coordinates (x, y) → (r, φ) and then call the radial coordinate x.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2014 #3
    thanks
     
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