JG Vargas: Helmholtz Theorem for Differential Forms in 3-D Euclidean Space

Jose G. Vargas

Abstract: There are significant differences between Helmholtz and Hodge’s decomposition theorems, but both share a common flavor. This paper is a first step to bring them together.  We here produce Helmholtz theorems for differential 1-forms and 2-forms in 3-D Euclidean space. We emphasize their common structure in order to facilitate the understanding of another paper, soon to be made public, where a Helmholtz theorem for arbitrary differential forms in arbitrary Euclidean space is presented and which allows one to connect (actually to derive from it) an improvement of Hodge’s decomposition theorem.

Download (PDF): http://arxiv.org/pdf/1404.3679v2.pdf

Source: Email from J.G. Vargas, 22 Apr. 2014, josegvargas_AT_earthlink.net , http://arxiv.org/pdf/1404.3679v2.pdf

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