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On the Laplacian

by James Ward Brown (University of Michigan -- Dearborn) and Frank Farris (Santa Clara University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
October, 1986

Subject classification(s): Parabolic | Partial Differential Equations | Differential & Difference Equations
Applicable Course(s): 4.16 Partial Differential Equations

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