# Basic Question In PDE

• October 24th 2010, 12:44 PM
WannaBe
Basic Question In PDE
Let D be a region in $R^2$ .
Let's denote: $K= \{ (x-a)^2 + (y-b)^2 +c |a,b,c \in R \}$ .
1. Prove that there is no non-trivial first order PDE
$F(x,y,z,z_x ,z_y)$ such as its set of soloution in D includes all the functions in K.

2. Find two non trivial differential equations of second order which are not equivalent and that all of the functions in K are soloutions for them both.

I'm pretty sure that in 1 we need to get some kind of a contradiction from fact that a function in K can be represented as:
$z = \frac{1}{2} z_x ^2 + \frac{1}{2} z_y ^2 +c$ ...
Help is needed

Thanks