boundary value problem
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boundary value problem[′bau̇n·drē ‚val·yü ‚präb·ləm]
A problem, such as the Dirichlet or Neumann problem, which involves finding the solution of a differential equation or system of differential equations which meets certain specified requirements, usually connected with physical conditions, for certain values of the independent variable.