Neumann vs Dirichlet

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Hi everyone,

What's the difference between these two boundary conditions? Why are they important to know?
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirichlet_boundary_condition" [Broken]

"When imposed on an ordinary or a partial differential equation, it specifies the values a solution needs to take on the boundary of the domain"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neumann_boundary_condition" [Broken]

"When imposed on an ordinary or a partial differential equation, it specifies the values that the derivative of a solution is to take on the boundary of the domain."
 
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