Toroidal Coordinate system

Discussion in 'Physics' started by Jorgy, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Jorgy

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    Hey everyone,

    I am looking to learn how to use toroidal coordinates, does anyone have any good resources that I can use to figure them out?
     
  2. Papabravo

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  3. someonesdad

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    Find a copy of the Morse & Feshbach book on Theoretical Physics (volume 1). They gave nice stereographs of the different coordinate systems (and encourage you to learn how to be able to look at a stereograph without using an optical viewer, as it's easy once learned). I haven't seen that book for 40 years, but they may have given examples such as separating Laplace's equation or somesuch in each of the different coordinate systems.

    Edit: check Papabravo's link to wikipedia, as it outlines what I suggested...
     
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