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A note on the potential flow past a lemniscate and a general method of Milne-Thomson


Authors: J. W. Miles and G. E. Backus
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 26 (1968), 441-442
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/99844
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Abstract: Basset's (1885) solution for potential flow past a lemniscate is (a) disproved and (b) reproduced by a naive application of ``a general method'' of Milne-Thomson. The correct solution is also given. The result is of interest for Rayleigh scattering, as well as for potential theory.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/99844
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