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Hi,

I would like to calculate Laplacian(1/r) in spherical coordinates

Considering that 1/r in spherical coordinates defines a distribution function (understood in Laurent Schwartz meaning) , the result has to be -4πDirac(r)

I tried to establish this result on Maple but that doesn't work. The result given is -Dirac(r)/r²  (see below)

What is the mistake I made?

Thanks

with(Physics[Vectors]);

SetCoordinates(spherical[r, phi, theta]);

F := Laplacian(1/r);
                               Dirac(r)
                        F := - --------
                                    r²  

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