Definition of partial differential equation in English:

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partial differential equation

noun

Mathematics
An equation containing one or more partial derivatives.
Example sentences
  • During this period he undertook research in several different areas of mathematics including algebraic equations, solving partial differential equations, and on negative numbers.
  • In 1904 he extended Whittaker's solution of the potential and wave equation by definite integrals to more general partial differential equations.
  • During the years 1892 to 1894 Volterra published papers on partial differential equations, particularly the equation of cylindrical waves.

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Syllabification: par·tial dif·fer·en·tial e·qua·tion

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