But what is a partial differential equation? | DE2

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The heat equation, as an introductory PDE.
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Infinite powers, by Steven Strogatz:
Typo corrections:
- At 1:33, it should be “Black-Scholes”
- At 16:21 it should read "scratch an itch".
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And to continue my unabashed Strogatz fanboyism, I should also mention that his textbook on nonlinear dynamics and chaos was also a meaningful motivator to do this series, as you'll hopefully see with the topics we build to.
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Quilee 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Would you make a video about Lyapunov functions please?
꧁𓆩F.B.I ༒ I.G.X𓆪꧂
꧁𓆩F.B.I ༒ I.G.X𓆪꧂ 3 दिवसांपूर्वी
Ayy, that's actually a 4D structure, cuz we are putting each infinitesimally small change in the curve shape one after the other along the time axis. Well in simpler words, you can say, that this is how a 2D curve look like changing over time, in 4D. The fourth axis is time axis.
Logan Graves
Logan Graves 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
Enjoying "Infinite Powers" on Audible. Thanks for the recommendation.
DNA 4 दिवसांपूर्वी
just enjoyed the graphics , great . thanks.
Byron Watkins
Byron Watkins 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
It seems like "Delta Delta T_2" would be more descriptive since we are discussing how the middle temperature (T_2) changes.
Stephan C
Stephan C 5 दिवसांपूर्वी
Those "Fourier" circles are amazingly mesmerizing! Kind regards
kiwipaddy10 7 दिवसांपूर्वी
3B1B deserves a Nobel Prize for explaining math! Simply outstanding, yet again.
Paul Leveque
Paul Leveque 8 दिवसांपूर्वी
can't even find the words for how good you can make people understand such hard things ! as a student in theoretical mechanical engineering, I'm just amazed and so thankful that u gave some color and visuals to the letters and white boards of my teachers at university ! thanks ! aaaaaa LOOOOOOOTTTTT
Gooschti 10 दिवसांपूर्वी
Magnificent. Simply magnificent
Leonard 12 दिवसांपूर्वी
What does the "alpha" stand for? I assume it's some constant?
Tlotlo Oepeng
Tlotlo Oepeng 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
do one for wave equation
Mubashir Qayyum
Mubashir Qayyum 13 दिवसांपूर्वी
Nice and easy explanation. Love it
ndzapruder 14 दिवसांपूर्वी
Oh honey. You're brilliant, you know. Handsome voice. You MUST be handsome in person! Meteorology was my passion, but I majored in microbiology (a close second!) because I was afraid of graduate-level fluid dynamics and the very idea of thesis defense to this bashful gent was simply too much to bear. But I went to a state college famous for its engineering program and as such took the most rigorous math classes I could find. At a community college in Durham in 2011-2012, as luck would have it, I chanced upon two women who would change my life forever. One held a master's degree in math education from UNC, and the other held a PhD in mathematics from Brown. These ladies were diamonds in a thrift store, my friend. There were questions they simply wouldn't answer because they *wanted* us to wrestle with the concept. My brain ached and bled but in solving those widow-maker take-home quizzes, I made connections with the natural world I wouldn't have conceived in a thousand years. Me, low-born trailer trash, solving partial differential equations at a fucking community college in my mid-30s a mile away from a crime nucleus. Anyway, before I get too maudlin, I'd like to thank you for your work. It's beautiful stuff.
Abhishek Kolay
Abhishek Kolay 17 दिवसांपूर्वी
What software u use to create your animations
Yash Pal Goyal
Yash Pal Goyal 17 दिवसांपूर्वी
*TIL:* 2 very important terms 1:18 14:45 Laplacian Operator: ∇² (nabla squared) : it simply means sum of 2nd order PDs wrt all spatial dimensions - i.e. multivariable version of second derivative 10:54 ΔΔ or ∂² : as (diff b/w T and average of its neighbours)
Yash Pal Goyal
Yash Pal Goyal 17 दिवसांपूर्वी
15:14 ahhhh i see why ur videos were mentioned in khan academy. Your experience there must have been the foundation stone for this channel rightttt??
Peter Yatsyshin
Peter Yatsyshin 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
Another sketchy part at 11:36. I would not just skip over how your finite difference becomes a derivative, because they have different physical dimensionality. Such “intuitions” can confuse students a lot.
Peter Yatsyshin
Peter Yatsyshin 22 दिवसांपूर्वी
Mistake at 6:46. A partial derivative is not a ratio, unlike a full derivative.
Salad King
Salad King 25 दिवसांपूर्वी
Has "Infinite Powers" been released as an audio book? I'd love to listen while I'm commuting.
Dexter Chew
Dexter Chew 26 दिवसांपूर्वी
teach me senapi.
Rushwin Vaishnav
Rushwin Vaishnav 27 दिवसांपूर्वी
Showing the graph with both time and distance was a great decision
Holly Bee
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Usually maths gives me The Fear but I feel so tranquil when I watch 3b1b
Holly Bee
Holly Bee 28 दिवसांपूर्वी
What the function?!
ece kaya
ece kaya 28 दिवसांपूर्वी
17:38 Well I did not love math until I saw your channel!
Sharada_Science 28 दिवसांपूर्वी
If there was a Patreon, I would love to help in making such awesome videos!
Sudha Devi
Sudha Devi महिन्यापूर्वी
And, I just actually think that this is the best channel to gain rock solid intuition in math. Thank you ☺️
The MasterYocheese
The MasterYocheese महिन्यापूर्वी
What I don't understand is... on the "difference of the difference" part you've explained (10:43), you showed that the middle point will tend to move towards the "mean value" of the neighbouring points. What if all of the points create a perfect 45 degree line for example? They wont move since the points are pefrectly "in the middle" of their neighbouring points, but that shouldnt happen if a rod has evenly increasing temperature (from 0-90c for example, distributed exactly just like the points)
ss 66
ss 66 महिन्यापूर्वी
And there are Partial Integrals.
Ever Flores
Ever Flores महिन्यापूर्वी
Man this is just so fucking cool. Thank you very much for putting out for free. I love you.
Yue Fan
Yue Fan महिन्यापूर्वी
12:25 first time that my mind is slowly starting to grasp that the rate of change of temperature at a middle point can be described the same way as acceleration of a particle. Need to think about it a little more still. Each word in this video contains a lot of thought.
Yue Fan
Yue Fan महिन्यापूर्वी
This is how science and engineering needs to be taught in college. Not back to the students copying notes onto the chalkboard as quickly as possible.
Abdul Manan
Abdul Manan महिन्यापूर्वी
salute to you sir for making such a difficult topic interesting by your explanation
焦傲 महिन्यापूर्वी
very juicy video. My biggest takeaway is on the interpretation of the second partial derivatives: it measures how the value compares with the value of its neighbors
Citius1974 महिन्यापूर्वी
wonderful!, as always!!
Hasnain Salman
Hasnain Salman महिन्यापूर्वी
whosoever you are....you are a genius....its been 5 years since i have studied the PDEs for the first time and today i have understood them. The fact that no teacher could ever tell me the statement 'rate of change of rate of change' tells us how messed up our education system is....this channel should be made compulsory for first year engineering undergrads
Meghna Chandrababu
Meghna Chandrababu महिन्यापूर्वी
Baby-faced Fourier, poodle-haired Fourier. Okay!
Lasha Nasaraia
Lasha Nasaraia महिन्यापूर्वी
Super visualization! Appreciate the work done by the 3b1b
nice pajuju
nice pajuju महिन्यापूर्वी
You are helping me to feed my love for physics and maths and you really dont know how much this helps me understand this beautiful subjects better. Thank You Sir
Dan Freedom
Dan Freedom महिन्यापूर्वी
this channel is the reason why I am still alive
k m
k m महिन्यापूर्वी
omg, i seem to have learnt something.
Randy LeJeune
Randy LeJeune महिन्यापूर्वी
Old Babyface Fourier, the Math Gangster, hey?
Weifeng Zhang
Weifeng Zhang महिन्यापूर्वी
Wonderful explanation!
Anas asim
Anas asim महिन्यापूर्वी
Only if they could teach maths like this at school, everyone would be digging it!
RTCF महिन्यापूर्वी
i am no wiser about what a PDE is. Can someone help me?
Lünkel महिन्यापूर्वी
I'm going to try to answer both of your comments here: 1. What is a PDE? Do you understand what what a differential equation is in general? A *partial* differential equation then is just a DE that includes partial derivatives. Meaning that it relates changes in one thing (e.g. time) with changes in another thing (e.g. space). 2. How do we come up with DEs? That's a good question. It's essentially asking "how do we come up with scientific models?" DEs are mathematical formulations of the rules that govern a system's behavior. For example we know that heat spreads out over time and we know how it does so from experimental observations. The heat equation encapsulates that in mathematical form. Another example: When we have a population of some organisms we know that the more there are, the faster they can reproduce until they hit the limit of what their enviroment can support. That can then be expressed in a DE which has the logistic growth curve as its solution. Often these rules come from more fundamental models such as with the DE of the pendulum he talked about in the first episode.
RTCF महिन्यापूर्वी
i dont understand. I am looking for the steps to create the PDE in the first place. what is the first step? What are the next steps frm there, so I understand please? From what I gather, is the first step (s1) that he observes the function (curvy line in the x, T plain) in real life? Does he then manually observe it changing over time in the T-t plain? Is he then able to calculate dT/dx and dT/dt by observation? Is that how he is able to come up with the PDE? can someone please confirm or correct?
Joey Quiet
Joey Quiet महिन्यापूर्वी
thank you!
A plus ACEDEMY महिन्यापूर्वी
what a great explanation
rajanji reddy rekulapelly
rajanji reddy rekulapelly महिन्यापूर्वी
You made us hit peak of imagination
Loofus Doofus
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In My Mind I Always Feel Like Maybe 3blue1brown Would Be Famous..... He Should Be On Jeopardy
Châu Nguyễn
Châu Nguyễn महिन्यापूर्वी
love you
petros k
petros k महिन्यापूर्वी
Amazing work....the plots that follow the explanation makes everything much more easier...keep educating us!
Dakotah Rivers
Dakotah Rivers 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
The presentation, and the concepts it's illustrating, is beautiful.
eternal footman
eternal footman 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Never begin a sentence with "but"
Jim Jackson
Jim Jackson 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
How about simultaneous non liner partial differential equations?.
matoush 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
9:20 Just came to point out that if we had a universe consisting of nothing but an infinitely long rod with a uniformly ascending temperature value across its length, it would be in equilibrium even though one end would have an infinitely greater temperature than the other. You're welcome.
Mihad Bin Islam Tanim
Mihad Bin Islam Tanim 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
8:55 " the bigger the difference the faster T2 heats up". But doesn't the two neighbour temperatures for being near a relatively low temperature loses heat and settles at some point? If it does, doesn't the nearby neighbor temperature is also affected and so on so forth?
NoNeedtoFeedtheJudge 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Omg i hope this is exactly what i think it is Thank you
Nimish Malik
Nimish Malik 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Huh, I could have sworn I studied that the rate of flow of heat was proportional to dT/dX, wonder why its a function of d2T/dX2 here I must be missing something, but its been bugging me for a while now, any help?
Emin Baybars Timur
Emin Baybars Timur 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
After watching this video, I realized that it gave me another way of thinking style which changed my style of looking to things and thanks to you Grant, I am thinking of the world much more versatile right now. I am putting a mark in history here, claiming that this video had increased my attentions to calculus so much that I feel like I owe you... So, Thank you.
Ashuthosh M R
Ashuthosh M R 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Please give this man a Nobel Prize. This was absolutely good.
Mishkatul Anwar
Mishkatul Anwar 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
8:03 holy hell dude I wish you were my thermodynamics professor back in undergrad days. This is such a beautiful way to teach. The animations are brilliant too. Kudos to you!
Cristian Sicilia
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nein yards
nein yards 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
baby face fourier lmfao
ivan ninichuck
ivan ninichuck 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
wow, that is the best description of partial derivatives I have ever seen!!
Notmus 2 महिन्यांपूर्वी
De2 is a brutal nu metal band from Colombia...
AWhinyKid 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
In the example of the flat bar, would the curve representing temperature temporarily invert as it approaches a flat line? Could a particular point switch signs for it's relative temperature in regards to its neighbors? Also great video, thanks for giving me an opportunity to finally try to understand Diff-E-Q.
Hassaan BAIQ
Hassaan BAIQ 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
so you're saying that the partial derivative means that you are relating the change in function in one dimension to the change in second one (dimension) provided that function depends upon two variables ???
Ritvars Rolis
Ritvars Rolis 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Learning every day.Thank's!
Sandipan Sarkar
Sandipan Sarkar 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
very tough simply wet over nmy head
mettlemangame 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Oh no. I was recommended this one. Guess I'll have to pick up the lesson as I go, just like real school
SATABARTO SARKAR 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Steven is wrong...not star ... a GOD is born...AMAZING!!!
Edwin O.
Edwin O. 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Amazing explanation and video quality!
Thomas Chen
Thomas Chen 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I wish my math class is like this.
Alessandro Margaritelli
Alessandro Margaritelli 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Your videos are like arts. Thanks you so much.
Salym 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@7:43 now we know where all the blender deleted cubes went !
Haseeb Hijazi Khan.
Haseeb Hijazi Khan. 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I'd heard that heat equation tells that we can't move backward in time. If that's true, please make a video on that.
sagar khadka
sagar khadka 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Baby face poodle head fourier. Haha.
Muhammad Shoaib
Muhammad Shoaib 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I have already ordered the book. This video made me fall in love with mathematics again.
jean philippe Trimardeau
jean philippe Trimardeau 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
this is due to pré hilbertian space, wich Fourrier transformation is jus one approximation of anyfunction, others exist also
Deepak yadav
Deepak yadav 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Make video on wavelet transformation
Nobody’s Fool
Nobody’s Fool 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Always he has such a beautiful and intuitive perspective that reduces the complexity of intimidating mathematical objects to something simple and approachable. This is probably how Fourier himself built it up.
bekin sh
bekin sh 3 महिन्यांपूर्वी
what is your math software tool you use?
Reign Ramos
Reign Ramos 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This video makes me want to binge watch all of your other videos and ignore my phone all day!!!!
yoga brindha
yoga brindha 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
oh my god ..... this is what i am trying to understand for a very long time... thank you so much
Jillian Hanlon
Jillian Hanlon 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
This, and the previous video, cracked open so many relationships between how ancients saw planets - "wanderers" - to how Illustrator's path handles pull curves along, to Fourier transforms, that I'm tempted to find the second derivative to how quickly my mind has been blown tonight.
Aditya Sharma
Aditya Sharma 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Amazing video
Quỳnh Nguyễn Thị Như
Quỳnh Nguyễn Thị Như 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
"first, let's be clear about WHAT THE FU-nction we are analyzing is" lol
tehn00bpwn3r 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I recommend that anyone watching this video goes away and solves the 1D case in Excel.
tehn00bpwn3r 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
PDEs are interesting because of how they describe the world so simply. Everything is only affected by its immediate neighbours. This video is really amazingly eye opening.
동그란_안경 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Abhishek 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Amount of thought put in putting the things in best way in this video is amazing and it has truly made things intuitive. This is the place where I learned how to read PDE.
Jens L. Nedregård
Jens L. Nedregård 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Never before have I been as hooked by any video.
priya dhiman
priya dhiman 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
What an amazing video! Thanks a lot! You're doing a great job.
Bobby Fishlips
Bobby Fishlips 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I didn’t realize how helpful this would be until my engineering calculus class where we started 3 dimension calculus. This helps with just understanding it so much
Control the Guh
Control the Guh 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I was looking for smth like this for months. Thank you!
Tentang Dastan
Tentang Dastan 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I hope this video can be dubbing with Indonesian language, and many people like me can more understand. Thank you very much
peeep 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I came to understand math , now I understand the meaning of life
Etienne Sellar
Etienne Sellar 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
I seriously have so many other things to be doing, I'm a blood neuroscience major, but GOD IM DRAWN IN - it's sooooooooo well done; it makes me smile just watching it.
Izzy 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
Can you imagine if there were such a thing as "blood neuroscience", how metal that would be?
Izzy 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Etienne Sellar Oh cool 😅 That makes sense
Etienne Sellar
Etienne Sellar 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
@Izzy kinda like a blood mage. I meant bloody; as in "I have no bloody business watching a partial differential video"
Izzy 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
What's "blood neuroscience"?
amit parte
amit parte 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
How to solve an equation uxx+(x^2)uyy=(1/x)ux
Thmyris 4 महिन्यांपूर्वी
These videos are so good, I'm getting emotional watching them and idk why
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