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Homework Help: Solve a 3-D parabolic equation with seperation of variables.

  1. Nov 9, 2008 #1
    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


    3. The attempt at a solution
    [tex]\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}}][/tex]

    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.
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