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An illustration of method of finite differences in the solution of Laplace's equation

Mulligan, F.J. (1992) An illustration of method of finite differences in the solution of Laplace's equation. European Journal of Physics, 13. pp. 57-63.

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Abstract

A technique is described which illustrates the method of finite differences in the solution of Laplace's equation for a particular problem. The problem is to locate contours of equal electrical potential for a simple two-tube electrostatic lens. A short basic program which achieves this objective is provided together with sample results. The technique can be applied to many more complex problems.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Finite differences; Laplace; Laplace's equation;
Subjects: Science & Engineering > Experimental Physics
Item ID: 812
Depositing User: Dr. Frank Mulligan
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Physics
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd.
Refereed: Yes
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