|Author||: Graham W. Griffiths|
|Release Date||: 01 January 2011|
|ISBN 10||: 9780123846525|
|Pages||: 447 pages|
|Rating||: /5 ( users)|
Partial Differential Equations have been developed and used in science and engineering for more than 200 years, yet they remain a very active area of research, both because of their role in mathematics and their application to virtually all areas of science and engineering. This research is due relatively recently to the development of computer solution methods for PDEs that have extended PDE applications in quantifying board areas of physical, chemical, and biological phenomena. This book surveys some of these new development in analytical and numerical method, and relates the two through a series of PDF examples. The PDFs that have been selected are largely, "named" in thee sense that they have the names of their original contributors. These names usually reflect that the PDFs are widely recognized and used in many application areas. The development of analytical solutions directly supports the development of numerical methods by providing a spectrum of test problem that can be used to evaluate numerical methods.