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6: Harmonic Functions

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    Harmonic functions appear regularly and play a fundamental role in math, physics and engineering. In this topic we’ll learn the definition, some key properties and their tight connection to complex analysis. The key connection to 18.04 is that both the real and imaginary parts of analytic functions are harmonic. We will see that this is a simple consequence of the Cauchy-Riemann equations. In the next topic we will look at some applications to hydrodynamics.


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