Image charges from boundary value problems
Keywords:Method of images, Laplace's equation, generating functions
The examples usually solved by means of the method of images are revisited solving directly the Laplace equation. We also give a simple derivation of the axially symmetric solutions of the Laplace equation in spherical coordinates and of the translationally symmetric solutions of the Laplace equation in cylindrical coordinates.
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