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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 12, Issue 2, Pages 385-390

Kelvin principle for a class of singular equations

1Faculty of Science, University of Ankara, Besevler, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Mathematics, Florida State University, Tallahassee 32306, Florida, USA

Received 7 September 1988

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The classical Kelvin principle concerns invariance of solutions of the Laplace equation with respect to inversion in a sphere. By employing a hyperbolic-polar coordinate system, the principle is extended to cover a class of singular equations, which include the ultrahyperbolic equation.