Tell me I'm not going mad. If I have a vector field of the form [tex]\mathbf{A}=(0,A(x,y,z),0)[/tex] and I want to take the Laplacian of it, [tex]\nabla^{2}\mathbf{A}[/tex], can I take the Laplacian of the co-ordinate function A(x,y,z)? Will this be the same for the case of cylindrical co-ordinates?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Mat

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

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

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

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

# Vector Laplacian

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