- Just wondering the difference of a stationary state and a steady state of a system.
I was recently working on a problem of Griffiths and in the solution's manual it used an argument to solve a diffential equation that caught my attention. It said that it would look first to the steady state solution of the ODE. I tought "All right, I get that" but when I got to translate the solution to a list of problems that must be ready for tomorow (I'm a physics undergrad at the UFPE from Brazil, so I must translate my answers to portuguese) I realized the I didn't know the difference between a stationary and a steady state. Don't both means that the system will not change over time? If not, what's the difference?