The potential of a measure that is concentrated on a certain surface. Two forms of a surface potential are used in handling major boundary value problems in potential theory: the simple-layer potential
produced by a measure distributed on a surface with density , ; and the double-layer potential
produced by a measure distributed on with density . Physically, a simple-layer potential is interpreted as the potential of electrical charges with density , and a double-layer potential is the potential of dipoles with density (see also Multi-pole potential).
|[a1]||O.D. Kellogg, "Foundations of potential theory" , Dover, reprint (1953) (Re-issue: Springer, 1967)|
Surface potential. E.D. Solomentsev (originator), Encyclopedia of Mathematics. URL: http://www.encyclopediaofmath.org/index.php?title=Surface_potential&oldid=12154