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    Seperation of variables or fourier transform to solve a PDE?

    how do you know when to use seperation of variables or fourier transform to solve a PDE? will the qns state which method we have to use?
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    Are you on a finite or infinite (semi infinite) domain?
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    finite domain
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    Then use separation of variables.
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