Linear Methods of Applied Mathematics
Evans M. Harrell II and James V. Herod*
The task the students have the hardest time with in this chapter is coping with nonhomogeneous boundary conditions. Emphasize that since the principle of superposition is so useful, we want to profit as much as possible from it before working on the parts of the problem which interfere with it.
On our hidden agenda in this chapter is to teach the philosophy of solving complicated problems by breaking them into simpler components, which are put together at the end. In my experience, this should not be rushed, and the students will require multiple examples.
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