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    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?
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    Steady state just means the solutions don't depend on time. So you want to find the solutions to \nabla ^2 T = 0 i.e. Laplace's equation.
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    (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).
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    So would Ts(x)=-x^2/2k+ax/k?
 
 
 
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