The Geometry of Linear Algebra http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/coursewikis/LinAlgBook/ 2020-01-25T16:37:50-08:00 The Geometry of Linear Algebra http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/coursewikis/LinAlgBook/ http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/coursewikis/LinAlgBook/lib/images/favicon.ico text/html 2018-01-20T22:42:16-08:00 Corinne Manogue book:files:content:pdeclass http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/coursewikis/LinAlgBook/book/files/content/pdeclass?rev=1516516936&do=diff Why do you want to classify solutions? If we can classify a PDE that we are trying to solve, according to the scheme given below, it will help us extend qualitative knowledge that we have about the nature of solutions of similar PDEs to the current case. Most importantly, the types of initial conditions that are needed to ensure that our solution is unique vary according to the classification--see PDE Theorems. In physics situations, the classification is usually obvious: if there are two tâ€¦ text/html 2018-01-20T22:40:07-08:00 Corinne Manogue book:files:content:pdethms http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/coursewikis/LinAlgBook/book/files/content/pdethms?rev=1516516807&do=diff The Main Idea In physics situations, the classification and types of boundary conditions are typically straightforward: if there are two time derivatives, the equation is hyperbolic and we will need two initial conditions on the entire spatial region to make the solution unique; if there is only a single time derivative, the equation is parabolic and we will need only a single initial condition; if the equation has no time derivatives, the equation is elliptic and the solutions are qualitativâ€¦ text/html 2018-01-20T22:30:29-08:00 Corinne Manogue book:linalg:pdethms http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/coursewikis/LinAlgBook/book/linalg/pdethms?rev=1516516229&do=diff Boundary and Initial Conditions for PDEs text/html 2018-01-20T22:26:03-08:00 Corinne Manogue book:linalg.float:ch9float http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/coursewikis/LinAlgBook/book/linalg.float/ch9float?rev=1516515963&do=diff (ss)1. Important PDEs in Physics (ss)2. Classification of PDEs (ss)3. Boundary/Initial Conditions (ss)4. Separation of Variables--Process (ss)5. Sturm-Liouville Theory text/html 2018-01-20T22:25:14-08:00 Corinne Manogue book:linalg:ch9 http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/coursewikis/LinAlgBook/book/linalg/ch9?rev=1516515914&do=diff Part I: Linear Algebra Chapter 9: Partial Differential Equations * (ss)1. Important PDEs in Physics * (ss)2. Classification of PDEs * (ss)3. Boundary and Initial Conditions * (ss)4. Separation of Variables--Process * (ss)5. Sturm-Liouville Theory text/html 2018-01-20T11:53:36-08:00 Corinne Manogue book:files:content:sturm http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/coursewikis/LinAlgBook/book/files/content/sturm?rev=1516478016&do=diff The Main Idea When you use the separation of variables procedure on a PDE, you end up with one or more ODEs that are eigenvalue problems, i.e. they contain an unknown constant that comes from the separation constants. These ODEs are called Sturm-Liouville equations. By solving the ODEs for particular boundary conditions, we find particular allowed values for the eigenvalues. Furthermore, the solutions of the ODEs for these special boundary conditions and eigenvalues form an orthogonalâ€¦ text/html 2018-01-20T11:31:52-08:00 Corinne Manogue book:files:content:pdeimportant http://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/physics/coursewikis/LinAlgBook/book/files/content/pdeimportant?rev=1516476712&do=diff On this page you will find a list of most of the important PDEs in physics with their names. Notice that some of the equation have no time dependence, some have a first order time derivative, and some have a second order time derivative. This difference is the foundation of an important classification scheme. Also notice that the spatial dependence always comes in the form of the laplacian \$\nabla^2\$. This particular spatial dependence occurs because space is rotationally invariant.