# Relaxation Methods for Solving the Laplace Equation

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The two graphics represent the progress of two different algorithms for solving the Laplace equation. They both calculate the electric potential in 2D space around a conducting ellipse with excess charge. The potential is constant on the ellipse and falls to zero as the distance from the ellipse increases.

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Contributed by: Daniel Ranard (March 2011)

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Published: March 7 2011