Laplace's equation facts for kids
Laplace's equation is a partial differential equation, of the second order. It is named after PierreSimon Laplace, an 18th century mathematician who first described it. One of the uses of the equation is to predict the conduction of heat, another to model the conduction of electricity.
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PierreSimon Laplace, 1749–1827

Real (Laplace) spherical harmonics Yℓm for ℓ = 0, ..., 4 (top to bottom) and m = 0, ..., ℓ (left to right). Zonal, sectoral, and tesseral harmonics are depicted along the leftmost column, the main diagonal, and elsewhere, respectively. (The negative order harmonics Y_{\ell}^{m} would be shown rotated about the z axis by 90^\circ/m with respect to the positive order ones.)
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In Spanish: Ecuación de Laplace para niños
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