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Partial Differential Equations - MATH336

Partial differential equations form one of the most fundamental links between pure and applied mathematics. Many problems that arise naturally from physics and other sciences can be described by partial differential equations. Their study gives rise to the development of many mathematical techniques, and their solutions enrich both mathematics and their areas of origin. This unit explores how partial differential equations arise as models of real physical phenomena, and develops various techniques for solving them and characterising their solutions. Special attention is paid to three partial differential equations that have been central in the development of mathematics and the sciences – Laplace's equation, the wave equation and the diffusion equation.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Mathematics staff

MATH235 and (MATH232 or MATH236Prerequisite Information


MATH331 or MATH332 or MATH335 or MATH339

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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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