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edr1c
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any1 can explain the principles in solving laplace equation in rectangular coordinates?
i know i need to solve for 2 2nd order ODE but im not sure how to conclude for whether they are trivial or nontrivial.
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edr1c Group Title
any1 can explain the principles in solving laplace equation in rectangular coordinates? i know i need to solve for 2 2nd order ODE but im not sure how to conclude for whether they are trivial or nontrivial.
 2 years ago
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i let u(x, y) = F(x) G(y) so Uxx = F'' G Uyy = F G" then the equation become F"G + FG" = 0 i separate the variables and equate them to a separation constant, k so the 2 2nd order ODE are F''kF=0 , G"+kG = 0 how do i proceed with the initial conditions given?
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edr1c Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i need to get 3 cases when k=0, k<0 and k>0. but i dont know how to conclude after applying the initial conditions into the cases.
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experimentX Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
do you have relevant links?
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I always forget how to do this, so here is a hopefully helpful link http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/DE/LaplacesEqn.aspx
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edr1c Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
let say i have the case where k=0 for F"=0 i got F=Ax+B, and i substitube initial conditions to obtain F be trivial (F=0). for G"=0 i got G=Cx+D G(0)=0 : D=0, G=Cx G(24)=24: C=1, G=x ?? is it possible to obtain nontrivial solution for G when F is trivial?
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experimentX Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hold on for a while ... I'll work out few other probs and try to work on my copy.
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edr1c Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh kay. thx alot
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edr1c Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
my lecturer practically skipped this part ==
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Mikael Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@edr1c The devil is in the notdetails, in the boundary conditions. Each set of B.C. allows/disallows other solutions
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Mikael Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
The coordinates is in some sense "our imagination"  the equation is not influenced by the coordinates we choose. It IS influenced by the symmetry of its BOUNDARY, and of its BOUNDARY CONDITIONS
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Mikael Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So why do we choose the coordinates ?  To fit the symmetry of the boundary of course !
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