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Transactions of the American Mathematical Society
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$ R$-separation of variables for the four-dimensional flat space Laplace and Hamilton-Jacobi equations


Authors: E. G. Kalnins and Willard Miller
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 244 (1978), 241-261
MSC: Primary 22E70; Secondary 33A75, 35A25, 53B20
MathSciNet review: 506618
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Abstract: All A-separable orthogonal coordinate systems for the complex equations $ \Sigma_{i = 1}^4 {{\partial _{ii}}\Psi = 0} $ and $ \Sigma_{i = 1}^4 {{{({\partial _i}W)}^2} = 0} $ are classified and it is shown that these equations separate in exactly the same systems.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/S0002-9947-1978-0506618-2
PII: S 0002-9947(1978)0506618-2
Keywords: Conformal symmetry, flat space, Hamilton-Jacobi equation, Laplace equation, separation of variables
Article copyright: © Copyright 1978 American Mathematical Society