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Re: PDE's?


David Punsalan <punsalan at che.utexas.edu> wrote in message
news:8hfesn$hrf at smc.vnet.net...
> Hi!
>
> I need to solve some partial differential equations (1 space dim, 1 time
> dimentsion, e.g. the heat equation, Fick's second law) with initial and
> boundary conditions.  In some cases, I'll need to solve non-linear, second
> order partial differential equations. I was wondering if Mathematica
(standard, w/o any extra toolkits or
> packages) can do it.


Hi David,

Yes, Mathematica Version 4 will solve most partial DE's of the diffusion
kind. I have used Mathematica versions 3 and 4 myself to solve a set of
three simultaneous, non-linear diffusion equations.

Cheers,
    Bill




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