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## Homework Statement

If you are presented with a PDE with a d(u)/dt in it, how would you classify it?

There is not t dependence in the classification section of PDEs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial_differential_equation

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If you are presented with a PDE with a d(u)/dt in it, how would you classify it?

There is not t dependence in the classification section of PDEs

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial_differential_equation

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In particular, the "diffusion" or "heat" equation

[tex]\frac{\partial^2 u}{\partial x^2}= \kappa \frac{\partial u}{\partial t}[/tex] is parabolic.

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