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Homework Help: Laplace's Equation

  1. Aug 3, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    [itex]\frac{1}{s} \frac{\partial }{\partial s} (\{s} \frac{\partial V}{\partial s}) + \frac{1}{s^2} \cdot \frac{\partial^2 V}{\partial \phi^2}[/itex]

    When you do separation of variables what happens to the [itex]\frac{1}{s}[/itex] and the [itex]\frac{1}{s^2}[/itex] after you divide through by [itex]\Phi [/itex] and S to come up with a solution

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Aug 4, 2009 #2

    gabbagabbahey

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    Just multiply the entire equation by [itex]s^2[/itex] in order to obtain terms that involve only [itex]s[/itex] or only [itex]\phi[/itex]
     
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