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## Chalmers Organization

Chalmers is today organized according to the Principle

## One department
for each differential equation:

** Mechanics Department: Lagrange's equations**

** Physics Dept: Schrödinger's equation**

** Theoretical Physics Dept: Einsteins's equation**

** Solid Mechanics Dept: Navier's elasticity equations**

** Fluid/Gas Dynamics Dept: Navier-Stokes/Euler equations**

** Electromagnetics Dept: Maxwell's equations**

** Hydraulics Dept: Wave equation **

** Chemical Reaction Eng. Dept: Convection-diffusion-reaction equation**

** Physical Chemistry Dept: Kohn-Sham equation**

** Industrial Economy Dept: Black-Schole's**

** Energy Dept: Heat equation**

** Structural Mechanics Dept: Beam and Plate equation**

** Nuclear Energy Dept: Neutron transport equation**

** Gas Kinetics Dept: Boltzmann's equation**

The principle illustrates the importance and traditional difficulty of solving
differential equations.

## A new paradigm is now emerging:

With the development of a general methodology for solving
differential equations during the last fifty years (the finite element method),
the traditional model is now becoming obsolete and a new model building on interdisciplinary
cooperation is emerging (e.g. Chalmers Finite Element Center).

Last modified: Wed Aug 28 13:02:10 CEST 2002