Partial Differential Equations of Mathematical Physics (PDF 105p)

This note aims to make students
aware of the physical origins of the main partial differential equations of
classical mathematical physics, including the fundamental equations of fluid and
solid mechanics, thermodynamics, and classical electrodynamics. Topics covered
includes: Kinematics and Conservation, Strain, Stress, Ideal Fluids and the
Euler Equations, Elastic Fluids and Acoustic Waves, Newtonian Fluids and the
Navier-Stokes Equations, Linear Elasticity, Thermodynamics and the Heat
Equation, Porous Flow, Electrodynamics and Maxwell’s Equations.

**Author(s):** William W. Symes

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