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The Theory of Spherical and Ellipsoidal Harmonics

The Theory of Spherical and Ellipsoidal Harmonics

  • Date Published: February 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107605114


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  • Ernest William Hobson (1856–1933) was a prominent English mathematician who held the position of Sadleirian Professor at the University of Cambridge from 1910 to 1931. In this volume, which was originally published in 1931, Hobson focuses on the forms and analytical properties of the functions which arise in connection with those solutions of Laplace's equation which are adapted to the case of particular boundary problems. The investigations take into account functions not, as was the case when they were originally introduced, confined to the cases where degree and order are integral. This is a highly informative book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in spherical and ellipsoidal harmonics.

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    • Date Published: February 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107605114
    • length: 514 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The transformation of Laplaces's equation
    2. The solution of Laplace's equation in polar coordinates
    3. The Legendres associated functions
    4. Spherical harmonics
    5. Spherical harmonics of general type
    6. Approximate values of the generalized Legendres functions
    7. Representation of functions by series
    8. The addition theorems for general Legendres functions
    9. The zeros of Legendres functions and associated functions
    10. Harmonics for spaces bounded by surfaces of revolution
    11. Ellipsoidal harmonics
    List of authors quoted
    General index.

  • Author

    E. W. Hobson

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