boundary condition


noun Mathematics.

a stated restriction, usually in the form of an equation, that limits the possible solutions to a differential equation.

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Science definitions for boundary condition

boundary condition

[boundə-rē]

Mathematics

The set of conditions specified for the behavior of the solution to a set of differential equations at the boundary of its domain. Boundary conditions are important in determining the mathematical solutions to many physical problems.
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