# Solve a 3-D parabolic equation with seperation of variables.

1. Nov 9, 2008

### Schmoozer

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Create a 3D parabolic equation and solve it with the method of separation of variables.

2. Relevant equations

None

3. The attempt at a solution
$$\frac{\partial T}{\partial t}=\alpha [\frac{\partial^{2} T}{\partial x^{2}}+\frac{\partial^{2} T}{\partial y^{2}}+\frac{\partial^{2} T}{\partial z^{2}}]$$

I think this is the kind of equation he wants but I am unsure how to start with separation of variables.

Any help would be much appreciated.