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Einstein's Principle

The author verifies that a scalar field associated to a vector field, satisfying spherical symmetry and Laplace's equation, implies Newton's inverse square law.

Old Node ID: 
3629
MSC Codes: 
26B12
Author(s): 
B. L. Foster (University of Montana)
Publication Date: 
Monday, February 21, 2011
Original Publication Source: 
Mathematics Magazine
Original Publication Date: 
October, 1990
Subject(s): 
Applied Mathematics
Mathematical Physics
Calculus
Advanced Calculus
Vector Valued Functions
Topic(s): 
Polar, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates
Partial Derivatives, Differentiability
Vector Fields and Flowlines
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Rating Sum: 
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Rating Average: 
2.99
Applicable Course(s): 
3.3 Mainstream Calculus III, IV
4.12 Advanced Math for Engineering & Physics
4.16 Partial Differential Equations
Modify Date: 
Thursday, August 9, 2012
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