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February 26th, 2019, 10:09 AM  #1 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2015 From: United States of America Posts: 195 Thanks: 25 Math Focus: Calculus and Physics  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? Thanks! 
February 26th, 2019, 10:15 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2015 From: United States of America Posts: 195 Thanks: 25 Math Focus: Calculus and Physics 
In a lot of the "higher" level textbooks I am reading, PDEs seems to be a common problem.

February 26th, 2019, 10:38 AM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Sep 2015 From: USA Posts: 2,371 Thanks: 1274 
I used "Elementary Partial Differential Equations" by Berg and McGregor and had no complaints.


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