Definition of partial differential equation in English:

partial differential equation

Line breaks: par|tial dif¦fer|en|tial equa|tion

noun

Mathematics
  • An equation containing one or more partial derivatives.
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    • 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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