Can someone help me with a headstart to this problem?

Find the no. of characteristic curves of the PDE

passing through the point x=1 and y=1.

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- Nov 20th 2012, 01:05 AMMAX09pde, characteristic curves
Can someone help me with a headstart to this problem?

Find the no. of characteristic curves of the PDE

passing through the point x=1 and y=1. - Nov 28th 2012, 01:17 AMMAX09Re: pde, characteristic curves
I found that this pde is parabolic.. Does it help us deduce that there are no characteristic curves passing through the given point?

I reckon that a parabolic pde has 1 characteristic curve, an elliptic has none and a hyperbolic has 2 characteristic curves... Am I right?