Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

What is a non-linear

  1. Oct 10, 2005 #1
    What makes a PDE non-linear please?

  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 10, 2005 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member
    Dearly Missed

    Do you know what makes an ordinary diff. eq. non-linear?
  4. Oct 10, 2005 #3


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Do you know what nonlinear means? :)
  5. Oct 22, 2005 #4


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    Having a non-linear function of the dependent function anywhere in the equation. I suspect arildno and Tide were wondering how you could be studying partial differential equations if you don't know what "non-linear" means!
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?