Heat Flow

A simulation of the heat equation in 1 space dimension. The user can enter his/her own initial condition, or choose one from a drop-down menu. The Fourier coefficients of the initial condition are approximated through a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) and the solution is computed by separation of variables. [b]Technical comment:[/b] The DFT and its inverse are computed in JavaScript (directly from the definition: no FFT!). The same result could be achieved (in an even simpler way) by using list commands...but the resulting applet is slow as hell on tablets and phones!

 

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Resource Type
Activity
Tags
equation  heat  pdes 
Target Group (Age)
19+
Language
English (United States)
 
 
GeoGebra version
4.4
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1547
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