# How do you derive Laplacian operators in spherical coordinates?

sin(θ)cos(ϕ)∂∂r[∂f∂x]+1rcos(θ)cos(ϕ)∂∂θ[∂f∂x]−1rsin(ϕ)sin(θ)∂∂ϕ[∂f∂x]…derivation of the Laplacian from rectangular to spherical coordinates.

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## How do you derive Laplacian operators in spherical coordinates?

sin(θ)cos(ϕ)∂∂r[∂f∂x]+1rcos(θ)cos(ϕ)∂∂θ[∂f∂x]−1rsin(ϕ)sin(θ)∂∂ϕ[∂f∂x]…derivation of the Laplacian from rectangular to spherical coordinates.

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## What is the Laplacian in spherical coordinates?

Laplace operator in spherical coordinates Spherical coordinates are ρ (radius), ϕ (latitude) and θ (longitude): {x=ρsin(ϕ)cos(θ),y=ρsin(ϕ)sin(θ)z=ρcos(ϕ).

**How do you derive the Laplacian?**

- Derivation of the Laplacian in Polar Coordinates. We suppose that u is a smooth function of x and y, and of r and θ. We will show that. uxx + uyy = urr + (1/r)ur + (1/r2)uθθ (1) and.
- , we get. (cosθ)x = (cos θ) · 0 + ( −sinθ r. )
- and get: (sin θ)y = (sinθ) · 0 + ( cosθ r. )
- = ( −sinθ cosθ r2. ) −

### How do you find the Laplacian of a vector?

The Laplacian operator is defined as: V2 = ∂2 ∂x2 + ∂2 ∂y2 + ∂2 ∂z2 . The Laplacian is a scalar operator. If it is applied to a scalar field, it generates a scalar field.

### What is the Laplacian of a vector field?

In vector calculus, a Laplacian vector field is a vector field which is both irrotational and incompressible. If the field is denoted as v, then it is described by the following differential equations: that is, that the field v satisfies Laplace’s equation.

**What is Laplacian in image processing?**

The Laplacian is a 2-D isotropic measure of the 2nd spatial derivative of an image. The Laplacian of an image highlights regions of rapid intensity change and is therefore often used for edge detection (see zero crossing edge detectors).

## What is Laplacian vector?

Vector Laplacian , is a differential operator defined over a vector field. The vector Laplacian is similar to the scalar Laplacian; whereas the scalar Laplacian applies to a scalar field and returns a scalar quantity, the vector Laplacian applies to a vector field, returning a vector quantity.

## What is Laplacian explain its derivation and show its application in image sharpening?

Advertisements. Laplacian Operator is also a derivative operator which is used to find edges in an image. The major difference between Laplacian and other operators like Prewitt, Sobel, Robinson and Kirsch is that these all are first order derivative masks but Laplacian is a second order derivative mask.