Poisson’s and Laplace’s Boundary Value Problems: Potential Theory

  • George W. Hanson
  • Alexander B. Yakovlev


In this chapter we study the interaction of electrostatic potentials with material media. A typical problem would be to determine the electrostatic field or potential in the vicinity of a conductor or dielectric in the presence of sources. These types of problems are very important for several reasons. First, many important electrical quantities, such as capacitance and resistance, can be determined using the methods developed in this chapter. Also, electrostatic principles are directly utilized in a variety of important technologies, such as photocopying, electrostatic cleaning and purification, and electrostatic protection. Furthermore, slowly varying electrodynamic fields can often be approximated as being electrostatic or quasi-static, greatly simplifying analysis methods.


Neumann Problem Eigenfunction Expansion Exterior Problem Interior Problem Homogeneous Dirichlet Condition 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • George W. Hanson
    • 1
  • Alexander B. Yakovlev
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of MississippiUniversityUSA

Personalised recommendations