© 1967

Foundations of Potential Theory


Part of the Die Grundlehren der Mathematischen Wissenschaften book series (GL, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Oliver Dimon Kellogg
    Pages 1-28
  3. Oliver Dimon Kellogg
    Pages 28-48
  4. Oliver Dimon Kellogg
    Pages 48-84
  5. Oliver Dimon Kellogg
    Pages 84-121
  6. Oliver Dimon Kellogg
    Pages 211-228
  7. Oliver Dimon Kellogg
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  8. Oliver Dimon Kellogg
    Pages 248-277
  9. Oliver Dimon Kellogg
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  10. Oliver Dimon Kellogg
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 377-386

About this book


The present volume gives a systematic treatment of potential functions. It takes its origin in two courses, one elementary and one advanced, which the author has given at intervals during the last ten years, and has a two-fold purpose: first, to serve as an introduction for students whose attainments in the Calculus include some knowledge of partial derivatives and multiple and line integrals; and secondly, to provide the reader with the fundamentals of the subject, so that he may proceed immediately to the applications, or to the periodical literature of the day. It is inherent in the nature of the subject that physical intuition and illustration be appealed to freely, and this has been done. However, that the book may present sound ideals to the student, and in order also serve the mathematician, both for purposes of reference and as a basis for further developments, the proofs have been given by rigorous methods. This has led, at a number of points, to results either not found elsewhere, or not readily accessible. Thus, Chapter IV contains a proof for the general regular region of the divergence theorem (Gauss', or Green's theorem) on the reduction of volume to surface integrals. The treatment of the fundamental existence theorems in Chapter XI by means of integral equations meets squarely the difficulties incident to ·the discontinuity of the kernel, and the same chapter gives an account of the most recent developments with respect to the Dirichlet problem.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Foundations of Potential Theory
  • Authors Oliver Dimon Kellogg
  • Series Title Die Grundlehren der Mathematischen Wissenschaften
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1967
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-03815-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-86750-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-86748-4
  • Series ISSN 0072-7830
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 386
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Potential Theory
    Mathematical Methods in Physics
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