The Diffusion Equation Analytic Solution Model shows the analytic solution of the one dimensional diffusion equation. A delta pulse at the origin is set as the initial function. This setup approximately models the temperature increase in a thin, long wire that is heated at the origin by a short laser pulse.

The analytic solution is a Gaussian spreading in time. Its integral is constant, which means that the laser pulse heating energy is conserved in the diffusion process.

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D. Roess, Computer Program DIFFUSION EQUATION ANALYTIC SOLUTION MODEL (2011), WWW Document, (http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11522&DocID=2446).

D. Roess, Computer Program DIFFUSION EQUATION ANALYTIC SOLUTION MODEL (2011), <http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11522&DocID=2446>.

Roess, D. (2011). Diffusion Equation Analytic Solution Model [Computer software]. Retrieved February 27, 2017, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=11522&DocID=2446

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