Partial Differential Equations : Wave Equations

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Wave Equations

Which of the following describes the physical phenomena that is the wave equation?

Explanation:

When dealing with partial differential equations, there are phenomenons in the physical world that have specific equations related to them in the mathematical world.

Looking at the possible answer selections below, identify the physical phenomena each represents.

is known as the heat equation.

is known as the wave equation.

is known as the Laplace equation.

is known as the Poisson equation.

is known as the biharmonic wave equation.

Therefore, the correct answer for the wave equation is