org.jscience.mathematics.analysis
Interface LaplacianFunction

All Superinterfaces:
AbstractMapping, GradientFunction

public interface LaplacianFunction
extends GradientFunction

The interface LaplacianFunction defines the methods that must be implemented for a class to represent a function with a laplacian (the counterpart of the second derivative for multidimensional functions). It should be used for a function of 2 (or 3) to 1 parameters on R.


Method Summary
 AbstractMapping getScalarLaplacian()
          Returns the Laplacian of this function, itself a mapping (vector field) of 2 (or 3) to 1 parameters on R.
 
Methods inherited from interface org.jscience.mathematics.analysis.GradientFunction
getGradient
 

Method Detail

getScalarLaplacian

AbstractMapping getScalarLaplacian()
Returns the Laplacian of this function, itself a mapping (vector field) of 2 (or 3) to 1 parameters on R.

Returns:
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