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Laplace's equation in polar coords

Question: Suppose that the function u(r, $\phi$) satisfies Laplace’s equation for plane polar co-ordinates (r, $\phi$) i.e. $$ ∇^2u = \frac{1}{r} \frac{∂}{∂r}(\frac{r∂u}{∂r}) + ...
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Heat equation in polar co-ordinates

I was studying the heat equation, when i saw a new variant of it. Here's the statement: "the edge $r=a$ of a circular plate is kept at temperature $f(\theta)$. The plate is insulted so that there is ...
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How to solve following non-linear differential equation?

Let's have an equation $$ \left(\frac{\partial f}{\partial r}\right)^{2} + \frac{1}{r^{2}}\left(\frac{\partial f}{\partial \varphi}\right)^{2} = g(r). $$ How to solve it?
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Drum membrane wave equation general solution (non-symmetrical)

I think I am stuck in solving this problem. It involves a wave equation in a circular membrane, so polar coordinates must be used: $u_{tt}=c²(u_{rr}+{1\over r}u_r+{1\over r²}u_{\theta\theta})$, ...
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Finding a geodesic on a plane using polar coordinates

This is from my homework on PDE. I need to find a geodesic on a plane using polar coordinates. Now, I know $dl^2 = x^2+y^2$ hence $l=\int \sqrt{dx^2+dy^2}$, but I get stuck while converting ...
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Transforming the Laplace operator from Polar to Cartesian coordinates

I'm trying to find the error in my logic here. Let's say we are given the Laplace operator in polar coordinates: $$ \frac{\partial^2}{\partial r^2} + \frac{1}{r}\frac{\partial}{\partial r} + ...