Re: The Wave Equation : Mathematica vs. Mathworld
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- Subject: [mg48097] Re: The Wave Equation : Mathematica vs. Mathworld
- From: gilmar.rodriguez at nwfwmd.state.fl.us (Gilmar Rodr?guez Pierluissi)
- Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 00:08:24 -0400 (EDT)
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Nirmal Malapaka from Wolfram Research, Inc.'s Technical Support told me that at present, DSolve cannot handle boundary/initial conditions in partial differential equations. Perhaps, some day (in the not too distant future) Mathematica version ? will be able to solve these types of problems. I know that software should never be expected to substitute human creativity and ingenuity, but I love when "the machine" can validate a result reached after the arduous ascension of human analysis, determination, and sheer guts. Thank you all for your help!