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N-dimensional wave equation?

  1. Feb 15, 2008 #1
    I Looked around the web for a while and had not found anything so I figured I'd ask you all about this. It's been awhile since I took a PDE course, but given your standard homogeneous /\u = 0 wave equation, does it scale above and beyond the typical 1-2 dimensional cases? If so, what are some common applications?
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  3. Feb 16, 2008 #2


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    The n dimensional wave equation is given by

    [tex]\frac{\partial^2 U}{\partial t^2} = c^2\nabla^2U[/tex]

    Common applications? I assume there are many applications for spherical waves / spherical harmonics, but that's all I can think of.
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