Graduation Year


Document Type




Degree Granting Department

Electrical Engineering

Major Professor

Arthur David Snider, PhD.

Committee Member

Kenneth A. Buckle, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Stanley C. Kranc, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Wilfrido A. Moreno, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Mohamed Elhamdadi, Ph.D.


Eigen function, Analytic solutions, Pde, Seperation of variables, Symbolic computing


USFKAD is an encoded expert system for the eigenfunction expansion of solutions to the wave, diffusion, and Laplace equations: both homogeneous and nonhomogenous; one, two, or three dimensions; Cartesian, cylindrical, or spherical coordinates; Dirichlet, Neumann, Robin, or singular boundary conditions; in time, frequency, or Laplace domain. The user follows a menu to enter his/her choices and the output is a LaTeX file containing the formula for the solution together with the transcendental equation for the eigenvalues (if necessary) and the projection formulas for the coefficients. The file is suitable for insertion into a book or journal article, and as a teaching aid. Virtually all cases are covered, including the Mellin, spherical harmonic, Bessel, modified Bessel, spherical Bessel, Dini, Hankel, Weber, MacDonald, and Kantorovich-Lebedev expansions, mixed spectrum, and rigid body modes.