Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers (Paperback)
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Short Description for Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers Practical text shows how to formulate and solve partial differential equations. Coverage includes diffusion-type problems, hyperbolic-type problems, elliptic-type problems, and numerical and approximate methods. Solution guide available upon request. 1982 edition.
- Published: 31 December 1993
- Format: Paperback 414 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780486676203 ISBN 10: 048667620X
- Sales rank: 68,520
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Full description for Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers
Most physical phenomena, whether in the domain of fluid dynamics, electricity, magnetism, mechanics, optics, or heat flow, can be described in general by partial differential equations. Indeed, such equations are crucial to mathematical physics. Although simplifications can be made that reduce these equations to ordinary differential equations, nevertheless the complete description of physical systems resides in the general area of partial differential equations. This highly useful text shows the reader how to formulate a partial differential equation from the physical problem (constructing the mathematical model) and how to solve the equation (along with initial and boundary conditions). Written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals working in the applied sciences, this clearly written book offers realistic, practical coverage of diffusion-type problems, hyperbolic-type problems, elliptic-type problems, and numerical and approximate methods. Each chapter contains a selection of relevant problems (answers are provided) and suggestions for further reading.