# Green's Theorem

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## Green's theorem

[′grēnz ‚thir·əm]
(mathematics)
Under certain general conditions, an integral along a closed curve C involving the sum of functions P (x,y) and Q (x,y) is equal to a surface integral, over the region D enclosed by C, of the partial derivatives of P and Q; namely,

## Green's Theorem

(humour)
(TMRC) For any story, in any group of people there will be at least one person who has not heard the story. A refinement of the theorem states that there will be *exactly* one person (if there were more than one, it wouldn't be as bad to re-tell the story). The name of this theorem is a play on a fundamental theorem in calculus.
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We will see that this problem is solved by using the generalized Green's theorem and the construction of the adjoint operator.
To solve the problem in the orthogonal sense explained above, we will make use of the generalization of the Green's Theorem [2] and the adjoint operator of L, L.
George Green (1793-1841) is best known for Green's theorem, which is used in computer codes that solve partial differential equations.

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