Regularization of the electrostatics problem for three spheres and an electrostatic charge

Keywords: spheres, hole, electrostatics, linear system of the second kind, compact


A numerical-analytical algorithm for investigation of the potential of a sphere with a circular hole, surrounded by external and internal closed ribbon spheres, is constructed. The number of ribbons on the spheres is arbitrary. The ribbons on the spheres are separated by non-conductive, infinitely thin partitions. The partitions are located in planes parallel to the shear plane of the sphere with a hole. Each ribbon has its own independent potential. An electrostatic charge is placed between the outer sphere and the sphere with a hole in the axis of the structure. The full potential must satisfy, in particular, Maxwell’s equations, taking into account the absence of magnetic fields, satisfy the boundary conditions, have the required singularity at the point where the charge is placed. To solve this problem, we first used the method of partial domains and the method of separating variables in a spherical coordinate system. In this case, for the Fourier series, we use power functions and Legendre polynomials of integer orders. From the boundary conditions, using an auxiliary system of 3 equations with 4 unknowns, a pairwise system of functional equations of the first kind with respect to the coefficients of the Fourier series is obtained. The system is not effective for solving by direct methods. The method of inversion of the Volterra integral operator and semi-inversion of the matrix operators of the Dirichlet problem for the Laplace equation are applied. The method is based on the ideas of the analytical method of the Riemann - Hilbert problem. In this case, integral representations for the Legendre polynomials are used. A system of linear algebraic equations of the second kind with a compact matrix operator in the Hilbert space l`2 is obtained. The system is effectively solvable numerically for arbitrary parameters of the problem and analytically for the limiting parameters of the problem. Particular variants of the problem are considered.


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Viacheslav Rezunenko, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University


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How to Cite
Rezunenko, V. (2020). Regularization of the electrostatics problem for three spheres and an electrostatic charge. Visnyk of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Ser. Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 92, 15-24.