Solving the heat equation | DE3

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Shared June 16, 2019

Boundary conditions, and setup for how Fourier series are useful.
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More about the heat equation, with a derivation in terms of slope corresponding to heat flow from MIT OCW:

If you want to learn more about Fourier series, here are a few great videos/posts which I think you'll enjoy:
The Coding Train:
Jez Swanson:


These animations are largely made using manim, a scrappy open source python library:

If you want to check it out, I feel compelled to warn you that it's not the most well-documented tool, and it has many other quirks you might expect in a library someone wrote with only their own use in mind.

Music by Vincent Rubinetti.
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