Amalia Torre. Appell Transformation and Canonical Transforms
Submitted on: Aug 28, 2012, 19:05:54
Natural Sciences / Physics / Mathematical Physics
Description: The interpretation of the optical Appell transformation, as previously elaborated in relation to the free-space paraxial propagation under both a rectangular and a circular cylindrical symmetry, is reviewed. Then, the caloric Appell transformation, well known in the theory of heat equation, is shown to be amenable for a similar interpretation involving the Laplace transform rather than the Fourier transform, when dealing with the 1D heat equation. Accordingly, when considering the radial heat equation, suitably defined Hankel-type transforms come to be involved in the inherent Appell transformation. The analysis is aimed at outlining the link between the Appell transformation and the canonical transforms.
The Library of Congress (USA) reference page : http://lccn.loc.gov/cn2013300046.
To read the article posted on Intellectual Archive web site please click the link below.