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Re: 3-D to 2-D slice revisited

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  • Subject: [mg14268] Re: 3-D to 2-D slice revisited
  • From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Oct 1998 13:51:48 -0400
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Michael Mihalik wrote in message <6vf3pc$dd4 at>...
>I posted a message on here a week or so ago, about taking a slice of a
>3-D graph, and then taking only one slice of it and looking at it in
>2-D.  I received some replies, but i don't think that they understood
>the question, so I will copy down exactly what I have entered
>NDSolve[{D[y[x,t],t]== D[y[x,t],x,x]*0.01 - D[y[x,t],x],
>y[x,0]==If[x>0,0,1], y[0,t]==1,Derivative[1,0][y][1,t]==0} , y,
>{x,0,1}, {t,0,2}]
>Plot3D[Evaluate[y[x,t]/.First[%]], {x,0,1}, {t,0,2}, PlotPoints -> 30]
>I want to take the graph generated from the above partial differential
>equation and view the y-z slice at x = 1.  Could someone please help
>me? It would really speed up my research, otherwise I will have to
>write a crappy FORTRAN program to do the same thing. P.S., I've already
>tried viewing the 3-D plot from just the right angle, but it is not
>good enough to interpolate a line and extract certain parameters from
>it.  Thank you again.


How about

NDSolve[{D[y[x,t],t]== D[y[x,t],x,x]*0.01 - D[y[x,t],x],
y[x,0]==If[x>0,0,1], y[0,t]==1,Derivative[1,0][y][1,t]==0} , y,
{x,0,1}, {t,0,2}]

sy = y/.First[%]

Plot[sy[1,t], {t,0,2}]


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