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Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

  • Hassan Ugail

Abstract

This chapter provides an introduction to partial differential equations (PDEs) with the aim of introducing the reader with the mathematical concepts that are used in further chapters. The chapter first introduces the general concept of PDEs and discusses various types of PDEs. Special emphasis is given to elliptic PDEs since this type of equations form the basis for the development of geometric design techniques throughout this book.

Keywords

Finite Element Method Partial Differential Equation Heat Equation Finite Difference Method Boundary Element Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of BradfordBradfordUK

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