The Heat Equation

  • Rainer Kress
Part of the Applied Mathematical Sciences book series (AMS, volume 82)


The temperature distribution u in a homogeneous and isotropic heat conducting medium with conductivity k, heat capacity c, and mass density ρ satisfies the partial differential equation
$${ \partial u \over \partial t} =\kappa \varDelta u$$
where κ = kc ρ.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Kress
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  1. 1.Institut für Numerische und AngewandteGeorg-August-Universität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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