Hi guys(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The Laplace Operator

The Laplace operator is defined as the dot product (inner product) of two gradient vector operators:

When applied to f(x,y), this operator produces a scalar function:

My question is how a vector dot product ( del operator vector dot product del operator vector) will result in the second derivative!!? shouldn't it be del operator squared?

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Laplacian Operator

Loading...

Similar Threads for Laplacian Operator |
---|

A Angular Moment Operator Vector Identity Question |

A Differential operator, inverse thereof |

I How does the Vector Laplacian come about? |

I Fredholm integral equation with separable kernel |

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**