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dc.contributor.supervisor Ciric, Ioan (Electrical and Computer Engineering) en_US
dc.contributor.author Mudun Kotuwage, Sumana Chaminda Kumara
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-02T14:18:14Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-02T14:18:14Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4827
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to find analytical solutions to Laplacian field problems rela-tive to arbitrary configurations of spheres based on novel translational addition theorems derived specifically for scalar Laplacian functions. These theorems are used to express in analytic form the fields due to individual spheres in system of coordinates attached to other spheres, thus allowing for the exact boundary conditions to be imposed. In the literature, translational addition theorems are available for scalar cylindrical and spherical wave functions. Such theorems are not directly available for the general solu-tion of the Laplace equation. This thesis presents the derivation of the required translational addition theorems for the general solution of Laplace equation in spherical coordinates and then the application of these theorems to find analytical solutions to some electrostatic and magnetostatic field problems relative to arbitrarily located spheres. Computation results for electric and magnetic spheres have been generated and numerical results are compared with the re-sults obtained by other methods available in the literature for two sphere systems. Such numerical data, of known accuracy, are also useful for validating various approximate numerical methods. en_US
dc.subject Analytical en_US
dc.subject Laplace en_US
dc.subject Spheres en_US
dc.title Application of Translational Addition Theorems to Electric and Magnetic Field Analysis in Many-Sphere Systems en_US
dc.degree.discipline Electrical and Computer Engineering en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Kordi, Behzad (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Soliman, Hassan (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) De Silva, Jeewantha (Manitoba HVDC Research Centre) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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