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- Subject: [mg23775] Re: PDE's?
- From: Rob Knapp <rknapp at wolfram.com>
- Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 02:59:21 -0400 (EDT)
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David Punsalan wrote:
> 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.
DSolve can compute symbolic solutions to a limited set of PDE's
NSDolve can compute approximate numerical solutions to 1 + 1 dimensional
nonlinear PDE's or systems of PDE's which can be specified as Cauchy
problems (initial values for "time"). This class certainly includes the
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