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Neumann vs Dirichlet

  1. Jul 14, 2009 #1
    Hi everyone,

    What's the difference between these two boundary conditions? Why are they important to know?
     
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  3. Jul 15, 2009 #2
    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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  4. Jul 15, 2009 #3
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