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PDE's in Electrical Engineering

  1. Jul 19, 2008 #1
    Are PDE's used in an electrical engineering undergrad curriculum? If so, in what areas and for what.

    Thank you.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 20, 2008 #2
    Signals? magnets? circuits?
     
  4. Jul 21, 2008 #3
    I think I remember using them in some classes for electromagnetic fields & waves. I'm more of a controls/signal processing/power guy and I don't use them regularly.
     
  5. Jul 21, 2008 #4

    berkeman

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    Yes. Maxwell's equations would be a good example:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell's_equations

    And vector operations like Gradient, Curl and Laplacian use partial derivatives.
     
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