# Laplace's equation

second order partial differential equation

In mathematics, **Laplace's equation** is a second-order partial differential equation named after Pierre-Simon Laplace who first studied its properties.

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## Quotes edit

- Laplace's equation is of great importance in theoretical physics. It appears in problems occurring in gravity, physical oceanography, thermodynamics, seismology, and geomagnetism. It is indeed the most often occurring partial differential equation in theoretical geophysics.
- C. B. Officer (6 December 2012).
*Introduction to Theoretical Geophysics*. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 27. ISBN 978-3-642-65731-3.

- C. B. Officer (6 December 2012).