Environmental Fluid Mechanics 1:
Mass Transfer and Diffusion

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Appendix A:  Point-source diffusion in an infinite domain:  boundary and initial conditions

In this appendix we discuss how the boundary and initial conditions for a points source in an infinite, one-dimensional domain are applied to find the solution to the diffusion equation.  The appendix presents a heuristic argument followed by a rigorous application of the Fourier Transform Method.  For details of the solution, refer to Chapter 1.

See Lecture 3.




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