Definition:Laplace's Equation

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Equation

Laplace's equation is a second order PDE of the form:

$\dfrac {\partial^2 w} {\partial x^2} + \dfrac {\partial^2 w} {\partial y^2} + \dfrac {\partial^2 w} {\partial z^2} = 0$


Also known as

Laplace's Equation is also known as the equation of continuity.

Some sources render it as Laplace equation.


Also see


Source of Name

This entry was named for Pierre-Simon de Laplace.


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