Includes bibliographical references (pages -452) and index.
Machine generated contents note: Prologue; 1. The ellipsoidal system and its geometry; 2. Differential operators in ellipsoidal geometry; 3. Lamé functions; 4. Ellipsoidal harmonics; 5. The theory of Niven and Cartesian harmonics; 6. Integration techniques; 7. Boundary value problems in ellipsoidal geometry; 8. Connection between sphero-conal and ellipsoidal harmonics; 9. The elliptic functions approach; 10. Ellipsoidal bi-harmonic functions; 11. Vector ellipsoidal harmonics; 12. Applications to geometry; 13. Applications to physics; 14. Applications to low-frequency scattering theory; 15. Applications to bioscience; 16. Applications to inverse problems; Epilogue; Appendix A. Background material; Appendix B. Elements of dyadic analysis; Appendix C. Legendre functions and spherical harmonics; Appendix D. The fundamental polyadic integral; Appendix E. Forms of the Lamé equation; Appendix F. Table of formulae; Appendix G. Miscellaneous relations; Bibliography; Index.