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Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:46 PM

I found a paper giving the solution for the diffusion equation for a conical boundary. Life...

...is very beautiful, and then you die.

It's just one of those truly wonderful things.

For some reason, I never looked for it, or maybe I did, but didn't know how to look for it.

It all came together in a bout of really, really, really bad insomnia.

Solutions of the diffusion equation in cones and wedges

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:52 PM

1. Paywall

 


Full pdf here

https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/27500/0000544.pdf

Does anyone even bother with symbolic math for this kind of thing anymore?

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:58 PM

3. Well, my kid is an undergraduate, and I spent some time going through his texts...

...and yes, people still bother with symbolic math from what I can tell.

People also, believe it or not, do experiments.

Happily, wonderfully, life has not yet become entirely in silico.

I'm an old man, and I love it when the computer doesn't work.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 08:54 PM

2. "First one thing happened and then another, and before they knew it

they were all dead.”
-Michael O’Donoghue-

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