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SenatorArmstrong February 26th, 2019 10:09 AM

Taking a class in partial differential equations
I love math, but deep down physics is my true love in this life, but you can't do physics without math so my love for mathematics is definitely up there...

I digress...

I am wrapping up my undergraduate BS in physics, and getting ready for graduate school. I feel pretty good with basic arithmetic up to differential equations, complex analysis, vector analysis etc.

The problem is, other than the standard "separation of variables" approach to solving a PDE, I am very unskilled with solving partial differential equations.

Those who have a solid understanding of PDE's, would you suggest taking a class in PDE or attempting to self teach some of the aspects of it?

If self teaching is what you would suggest, do you have any textbooks you could suggest?


SenatorArmstrong February 26th, 2019 10:15 AM

In a lot of the "higher" level textbooks I am reading, PDEs seems to be a common problem.

romsek February 26th, 2019 10:38 AM

I used "Elementary Partial Differential Equations" by Berg and McGregor and had no complaints.

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