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2020-02-14, Friday

We will follow Chapter 13 in Boas. After introducing some most important equations: heat equation, wave equation, Schroedinger equation, Laplace equation, we will do an exercise on separation of variable.

Questions to ponder:

  1. Where does these equation comes from?
  2. Why Laplacian is everywhere?
  3. Can you write down an equation that describe the heat propagation on a surface?
  4. Or maybe wave propagation on a 'curved spacetime' (Minkowski metric tensor), say a Schwrazschild blackhole?
math121b/02-14.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/11 23:58 by pzhou