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# Re: Re: PDEs & Mathematica.
*To*: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net
*Subject*: [mg10734] Re: [mg10700] Re: [mg10642] PDEs & Mathematica.
*From*: Richard Gass <gass@physics.uc.edu>
*Date*: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 00:44:27 -0500
*References*: <199801270810.DAA01319@smc.vnet.net.>
>William Golz wrote:
>>
>> The "online book" does not describe how to plug in initial and boundary
>> conditions for a PDE; and when I try to do it ODE style, which is
>> explained I get error messages. If anyone knows the proper syntax for
>> solving PDEs with boundary conditions, I would appreciate some advice.
>>
>> I would also appreciate any information on good books dealing with PDEs
>> and Mathematica.
>>
>> ____________
>> William Golz
>> Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Louisiana State
>> University
>> Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803
>>
>> E-mail: wgolz@unix1.sncc.lsu.edu
>> Phone: (318)237-8353
>
Sean Ross wrote
>
>The DSolve and NDSolve do not contain routines for partial differential
>equations. I am not aware of any other built-in functions that have
>routines for partial differential equations. --
Actually NDSolve can solve 1+1 (one space and one time) dimensional
PDEs if they are Cauchy initial value problems. DSolve will solve so
PDEs although I have never gotten it to solve a PDE I cared about.
Examples of using NDSolve of PDEs and intial value problems can be
found in my book Mathematica for Scientists and Engineers , Prentice
Hall 1998. A short exsample is given below
S=Pi r^2;
r=(1/5)(1+Sin[1+x]^2);
FluidEquation=(1/S)D[S D[\[Psi][x,t],x],x]-(1/c^2)D[\[Psi][x,t],{t,2}]
Clear[c,\[Psi]]
c=342;
solution=NDSolve[{FluidEquation==0,\[Psi][x,0]==Exp[-(x)^2],
Derivative[0,1][\[Psi]][x,0]==100,\[Psi][-2Pi,t]==\[Psi][2Pi,t]},{
\[Psi]},{x,-2Pi,2Pi},{t,0,2\[Pi]/342}][[1,1,2]]
P=D[solution[x,t],t]
DensityPlot[Evaluate[P],{x,-2Pi,2Pi},{t,0,2\[Pi]/342},PlotPoints->120,
Mesh->False,ColorFunction->Hue,AxesLabel->{"x","t"},Axes->True,
PlotLabel->"density plot of the excess pressure"];
This example will take a fair bit of memory.
Richard Gass
Department of Physics
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221
phone- 513-556-0519
E-Mail gass@physunc.uc.edu
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