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AuthorAxler, Sheldon. author
TitleHarmonic Function Theory [electronic resource] / by Sheldon Axler, Paul Bourdon, Wade Ramey
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1992
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/b97238
Descript XII, 233 p. online resource

SUMMARY

Harmonic functions - the solutions of Laplace's equation - play a crucial role in many areas of mathematics, physics, and engineering. Avoiding the disorganization and inconsistent notation of other expositions, the authors approach the field from a more function-theoretic perspective, emphasizing techniques and results that will seem natural to mathematicians comfortable with complex function theory and harmonic analysis; prerequisites for the book are a solid foundation in real and complex analysis together with some basic results from functional analysis. Topics covered include: basic properties of harmonic functions defined on subsets of Rn, including Poisson integrals; properties bounded functions and positive functions, including Liouville's and Cauchy's theorems; the Kelvin transform; Spherical harmonics; hp theory on the unit ball and on half-spaces; harmonic Bergman spaces; the decomposition theorem; Laurent expansions and classification of isolated singularities; and boundary behavior. An appendix describes routines for use with MATHEMATICA to manipulate some of the expressions that arise in the study of harmonic functions


CONTENT

Basic Properties of Harmonic Functions -- Bounded Harmonic Functions -- Positive Harmonic Functions -- The Kelvin Transform -- Harmonic Polynomials -- Harmonic Hardy Spaces -- Harmonic Functions on Half-Spaces -- Harmonic Bergman Spaces -- The Decomposition Theorem -- Annular Regions -- The Dirichlet Problem and Boundary Behavior


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