Boundary and Initial Data

  • David F. GriffithsEmail author
  • John W. Dold
  • David J. Silvester
Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)


This chapter introduces the notions of boundary and initial value problems. Some operator notation is developed in order to represent boundary and initial value problems in a compact manner. Familiarity with this notation is essential for understanding the presentation in later chapters. An initial classification of partial differential equations is then developed.


Additional Initial Condition Nonlinear first-order PDE Robin Boundary Conditions Linear BVP Higher Order Derivative Terms 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David F. Griffiths
    • 1
    Email author
  • John W. Dold
    • 2
  • David J. Silvester
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DundeeFifeUK
  2. 2.School of MathematicsThe University of ManchesterManchesterUK

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