Computer programs for temperature in fins and slab bodies with the method of Green's functions

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Heat conduction in fins and slab bodies, a traditional undergraduate topic, is treated with the Green's function (GF) method. A variety of boundary conditions and heating conditions are included. Computer programs are described which are designed to improve student learning of the GF method. The programs are available from the author.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-197
Number of pages9
JournalComputer Applications in Engineering Education
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004



  • Analytical solution
  • Convection heat transfer
  • Green's functions
  • Heat conduction
  • Open-source software

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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