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Solve A*(Uxx+Uyy)-B(x)*Ux=0

  1. Aug 15, 2005 #1


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    I must solve A*(Uxx+Uyy)-B(x)*Ux=0 , where Uxx means ssecond partial derivative of U on x and U(x,y); Ais constant and B(x) is function of x! The eq has BC dU/dz=0 and dU/dy=0 IC U(0,y)=1 for -1<y<0 and U(0,y)=1 for 0<y<1 in Mathematica!
    Can anybody help me with some example? Thanks, Jan mail: jan_golob@email.si
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  3. Aug 16, 2005 #2


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    Hey JG, don't know why others aren't commenting about your problem but for me it is a bit awkwardly posed. This is what I would consider well-posed:

    [tex]\text{DE:}\quad Au_{xx}+Au_{yy}-B(x)u_x=0\quad 0\le x \le L[/tex]

    [tex]\text{BC:}\quad u_x(0,t)=0\quad u_x(L,t)=0[/tex]

    [tex]\text{IC:}\quad u(x,0)=f(x)\quad u_t(x,0)=g(x)[/tex]

    Now saying that's yours but if the problem were this, then I'd use separation of variables and proceed.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2005
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