A boundary value problem is a problem, typically an Ordinary Differential Equation or a Partial Differential
Equation, which has values assigned on the physical boundary of the Domain in which the problem is specified. For
example,

where denotes the boundary of , is a boundary problem.

**References**

Eriksson, K.; Estep, D.; Hansbo, P.; and Johnson, C. *Computational Differential Equations.* Lund:
Studentlitteratur, 1996.

Press, W. H.; Flannery, B. P.; Teukolsky, S. A.; and Vetterling, W. T. ``Two Point Boundary Value Problems.'' Ch. 17 in
*Numerical Recipes in FORTRAN: The Art of Scientific Computing, 2nd ed.* Cambridge, England:
Cambridge University Press, pp. 745-778, 1992.

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