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Generalized hyperbolic harmonic functions in the plane

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2014 (ICNAAM-2014)
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Print)9780735412873
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics - , Greece
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics
Period1/01/00 → …


We consider solutions of the equation yΔh (x,y)-k ah/ay=0 in the plane. These functions already have been investigated by Weinstein around 1950 in connection of generalized axially symmetric potential theory. We have found several results concerning these type of functions, called k-hyperbolic harmonic functions, in higher dimensions. In this paper, we show in the plane case that it is possible to compute the explicit fundamental solutions in terms of the hyperbolic metric. These results may be used to find fundamental solutions in all even dimensional spaces. The key tools are the transformation properties of hyperbolic metric of the Poincaré upper half space model.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • axially symmetric, fundamental solution, Hyperbolic, Laplace-Beltrami

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Field of science, Statistics Finland