Definition:Differential Equation/Partial

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A partial differential equation is a differential equation which has:

one dependent variable
more than one independent variable.

The derivatives occurring in it are therefore partial.

Mixed Differential Equation

A mixed differential equation is a partial differential equation in which both ordinary derivatives and partial derivatives occur.

Also known as

The term partial differential equation is often presented in its abbreviated form PDE or P.D.E.


Also see

  • Results about partial differential equations can be found here.