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1. https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/system/fi...nts/Paper5.pdf

2. part b)

what does it mean by find the steady state solution? It isn't terminology I have come across before. I thought it meant the solution to the pde but thats part c). Does it mean the seperable solutions?
2. Steady state just means the solutions don't depend on time. So you want to find the solutions to i.e. Laplace's equation.
3. (Original post by james22)
https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/system/fi...nts/Paper5.pdf

2. part b)

what does it mean by find the steady state solution? It isn't terminology I have come across before. I thought it meant the solution to the pde but thats part c). Does it mean the seperable solutions?
I'm a bit rusty on this(!) but I think it means a/the solution that is independent of time - in other words it stays in a "steady state" as time progresses. This would seem to be supported by the way they've written the solution in part (c).
4. So would Ts(x)=-x^2/2k+ax/k?

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