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Numerical solution for 3D Poisson equation in circular cylindrical coordinates : Cohl et. al. ( 1997, 1999a)
Green's function for 3D Laplace equation : Cohl et. al. ( 1999a, 1999b, 2000, 2001, 2002)
Gravitational potential : Cohl et. al. ( 1999a, 1999b, 2000, 2001, 2002)
Quadrics & cyclides : Cohl et. al. ( 1999a, 1999b, 2000, 2001, 2002)
Heine identity : Cohl et. al. ( 1999a, 1999b, 2000, 2001, 2002)
Cylindrical, toroidal, oblate and prolate spheroidal, parabolic, bispherical coordinate systems : Cohl et. al. (1999a, 2000)
New addition theorems for rotationally invariant coordinate systems which R-separate 3D Laplace equation: Cohl et. al. (1999a, 2000)
3D biharmonic, 3D triharmonic, and 3D higher harmonic Green's functions : Cohl (2002)
Spherical coordinate system : Cohl et. al. (2001)
Coulomb direct (classical) and exchange (quantum) integrals/interactions : Cohl et. al. (2001)
Two-electron interactions : Cohl et. al. (2001)
Spherical azimuthal and separation angle Fourier expansions : Cohl et. al. (2001)
Magnetic field of an infinitesimally thin circular current loop : Cohl & Tohline (1999)
Symmetry properties of associated Legendre/toroidal functions : Cohl et. al. (2000)
Whipple formulae for toroidal/associated Legendre functions : Cohl et. al. (2000)
New addition theorem for spherical coordinates : Cohl et. al. (2001)
Solar White Light Flares : Neidig et. al. (1993)

1997 - Cohl, H. S., Xian-He Sun and J. E. Tohline
"Parallel Implementation of a Data-Transpose Technique for the Solution of Poisson's Equation in Cylindrical Coordinates"
Proceedings of the 8th SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March.
1999a - Cohl, H. S.
"On the numerical solution of the cylindrical Poisson equation for isolated self-gravitating systems"
The Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 122 pages
1999b - Cohl, H. S. and J. E. Tohline
"A Compact Cylindrical Green's Function Expansion for the Solution of Potential Problems"
The Astrophysical Journal, 527, 86-101.
2000 - Cohl, H. S., J. E. Tohline, A. R. P. Rau, H. M. Srivastava
"Developments in determining the gravitational potential using toroidal functions"
Astronomische Nachrichten, 321, 5/6, 363-372.
2001 - Cohl, H. S., Rau, A. R. P., Tohline, J. E., Browne, D. A., Cazes, J. E. and Barnes, E. I.
"Useful alternative to the multipole expansion of 1/r potentials"
Physical Review A: Atomic and Molecular Physics and Dynamics, 64, 5, 52509.
2002 - Cohl, H. S.
"Portent of Heine's Reciprocal Square Root Identity"
Proceedings of the 3D Stellar Evolution Workshop, ed. R. Cavallo, S. Keller, S. Turcotte, Livermore, California

An Alternative Azimuthal Fourier Series Expansion


Substituting for Qm-1/2 in eq. (16) from eq. (34) with m=0 and n=m, we have an alternative form for the Green's function:

\begin{displaymath}\frac{1}{\vert{\bf x} - {\bf x^\prime}\vert}=
\ \mathrm{e}^{im(\phi-\phi^\prime)}.
\end{displaymath} (35)

These two separate ways to write the Heine identity may each be useful in numerical applications. The same thing should be possible in any of the rotational Laplace systems. For instance, in cylindrical coordinates, the infinite integrals over products of Bessel functions given by eqs. (14) and (15) can be expressed in terms of the associated toroidal functions of the first kind as well. New addition theorems and definite integrals arise as we demonstrate in the next section.

Howard S. Cohl

Cohl, H. S., J. E. Tohline, A. R. P. Rau, H. M. Srivastava (2000)
  • Astronomische Nachrichten, 321, 5/6, 363-372.
  • "Developments in determining the gravitational potential using toroidal functions."

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