MURAL - Maynooth University Research Archive Library



    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.

    [img] Download (348kB)


    Share your research

    Twitter Facebook LinkedIn GooglePlus Email more...



    Add this article to your Mendeley library


    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;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and 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
    URI:

    Repository Staff Only(login required)

    View Item Item control page

    Downloads

    Downloads per month over past year