An integral equation arising in potential theory

Authors:
H. T. Jones and E. J. Specht

Journal:
Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. **38** (1973), 349-354

MSC:
Primary 31A25

MathSciNet review:
0315144

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Abstract: This paper gives an integral equation, the solution of which is a solution of a classical problem in potential theory: Given a region with boundary , what distribution of charge on will produce a potential having specified values on ? The paper also indicates briefly how the integral equation is useful in simplifying certain proofs and extending certain theorems in potential theory.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9939-1973-0315144-6

Keywords:
Dirichlet problem,
Neumann problem,
integral equation,
single-layer distribution,
double-layer distribution

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American Mathematical Society