## Mathematical Analysis## Differential Equations |

## What are the “conditions” in reference to differential equations? |

In general, there are two “conditions” when discussing differential equations. The first are called *initial conditions*, in which constraints are specified at the initial point (usually in reference to time); such problems are called *initial value problems.* The other condition is the *boundary condition*, in which constraints are specified this time at the boundary points (usually in reference to space), with such problems called *boundary value problems.*