R-separable coordinates for three-dimensional complex riemannian spaces

C. P. Boyer, E. G. Kalnins, Willard Miller

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We classify all R-separable coordinate systems for the equations (Formula Presented) with special emphasis on nonorthogonal coordinates, and give a group-theoretic interpretation of the results. We show that for flat space the two equations separate in exactly the same coordinate systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)355-376
Number of pages22
JournalTransactions of the American Mathematical Society
StatePublished - Aug 1978


  • Conformal symmetry
  • Flat space
  • Hamilton-Jacobi equation
  • Laplace equation
  • Separation of variables

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