The Wave Equation in Spheroidal Coordinates and Its Solutions

  • Eugen Skudrzyk


Computations in spheroidal coordinates have become increasingly important in recent years. Such coordinates have been used for the study of the sound radiation of ellipsoids, of discs not enclosed in baffles, of cigarshaped bodies, and of the diffraction by circular apertures. The spheroidal functions have an important property which makes them very useful in practical work. In the limiting cases of the coordinate variables, they collapse into a number of very convenient shapes such as pistons, line sources, cylinders, and spheres, and many different relations and can easily be deduced from spheroidal computations. Many different integrals can be deduced as limiting cases from integrals in spheroidal coordinates.


Wave Equation Sound Pressure Radiation Resistance Oblate Spheroidal Sound Radiation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugen Skudrzyk
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  1. 1.Ordnance Research Laboratory and Physics DepartmentThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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