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Nature volume 114, pages 7276 (12 July 1924) | Download Citation



LONDON. Royal Society, June 26.—J. W. Nicholson: The electrification of two parallel circular discs. The paper deals with the general application of spheroidal harmonics to the problem of two bodies not belonging to the same confocal system. The special case of two circular discs is reduced to a mathematical necessity for the determination of an infinite set of coefficients in a series involving Bessel Functions of half-integral order. This in turn is reduced to an integral equation of a new type, the kernel of which is

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