Mathematica 9 is now available

Wolfram Library Archive


Courseware Demos MathSource Technical Notes
All Collections Articles Books Conference Proceedings
Title Downloads

Illustrating Solutions to 2-D Partial Differential Equations
Author

Matthew M. Thomas
Organization: Boeing Phantom Works
Journal / Anthology

Mathematica in Education
Year: 1991
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Page range: 11-13
Description

Engineering students are usually introduced to partial differential equations (PDEs) during their sophomore years of college. The first PDEs they often encounter are the one- and two-dimensional wave and heat equations [Sokolnikoff and Redheffer, 1996]. Mathematica can illustrate the solutions to these PDEs, for a number of initial and boundary conditions. Such illustrations bring life to the tedious mathematical expressions that comprise these solutions. The illustrations assist the student in visualizing solutions to these PDEs, thereby enhancing his understanding of them.
Subjects

*Applied Mathematics > Visualization
*Mathematics > Calculus and Analysis > Differential Equations
Downloads Download Wolfram CDF Player

Download
Thomas.nb (6.9 KB) - Mathematica Notebook

Files specific to Mathematica 2.2 version:
Download
Thomas.ma (5.2 KB) - Mathematica Notebook 2.2 or older