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PDE cauchy questionby finmaths123
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#1
Aug1511, 06:57 AM

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Hi guys tryin to study for a pde exam and cannot solve this question
Find a general solution of the equation exp(x)dz/dx+{/y(squared)}dz/dy=exp(x)yz (ii) Solve the Cauchy problem, i.e. find the integral surface of this equation passing through the curve . y = ex/3 , z = e . Calculate the partial derivatives of the solution z(x, y) of the Cauchy problem you found and show that it satisfies the partial differential equation. Help would be greatly appreachated 


#2
Aug1511, 09:56 PM

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There is no excuse for not showing some work to a problem like this. The first step is understanding what type of PDE you're actually dealing with. You can also try thinking of general methods such as "method of characteristics" or "fourier transform" (one of these may be helpful here).



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Aug1611, 07:33 AM

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[tex]\frac{dy}{dx}=y^2 e^x[/tex] Personally, I'd like to see the problem worked through. I tried finding the particular solution but could not do it. But it's not my thread so I'm explicitly not asking anyone to help me. But you guys could go easy on this new guy and help him a little. :) 


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Aug1611, 08:12 AM

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PDE cauchy question
You can use the method of characteristics to get a set of ODEs
[tex] \dot{x}=e^{x}, \quad\dot{y}=\frac{1}{y^{2}}, \quad\dot{z}=e^{x}y [/tex] You have to think about some initial conditions for this, can you suggest something? 


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Aug1711, 07:06 AM

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[tex]e^{x}u_x+\frac{1}{y^2}u_ye^{x}yu=0;\quad u(x,ex/3)=e[/tex] and obtained: [tex]x(s,t)=ln(t+e^s)[/tex] [tex]y(s,t)=\sqrt[3]{t+1/3\left(\frac{es}{3}\right)^3}[/tex] [tex]u(s,t)=\frac{e}{\text{exp}\left\{\int_{0}^t e^{x(s,v)}y(s,v)dv\right\}}[/tex] Also, using the twoparameter approach, the last DE of the set is: [tex]\frac{du}{dt}=e^x y u[/tex] I can compare those to a NDSolve of the equations in Mathematica and they do seem to agree:



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Aug1711, 08:26 PM

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My reply probably came off harsher than I intended it. But my understanding is that if there is a homework type question, it shouldn't be here. From the context of the OP, I gathered this was a homework problem (even though it only has to be a homework "type" problem).



#7
Aug1811, 04:52 AM

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Although the solution presented by Jackmell is technically correct, it is not particularly nice. As Snipez90 pointed out this looks to be rather a book like question and book like questions tend to have nice answers, so I think that we should get the poster to clarify the coefficient of [itex]\partial_{y}u[/itex] because the solution is much nicer for the coefficient to be [itex]y^{2}[/itex] than [itex]y^{2}[/itex]. Either that or we are missing a trick somewhere.



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