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by B. L. Foster (University of Montana)This article originally appeared in:
Subject classification(s): Mathematical Physics | Applied Mathematics | Vector Valued Functions | Advanced Calculus | Calculus
Applicable Course(s): 4.16 Partial Differential Equations | 4.12 Advanced Math for Engineering & Physics | 3.3 Mainstream Calculus III, IV
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.
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Capsule Course Topic(s): Multivariable Calculus | Polar, Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates | Partial Derivatives, Differentiability | Vector Fields and Flowlines
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