# boundary value problem

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## boundary value problem

[′bau̇n·drē ‚val·yü ‚präb·ləm] (mathematics)

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.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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