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    PDE Separation of variables

    Homework Statement Solve the problem. utt = uxx 0 < x < 1, t > 0 u(x,0) = x, ut(x,0) = x(1-x), u(0,t) = 0, u(1,t) = 1 Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution Here is what I have so far but I'm not sure if I am on the right path or not. u(x,t) = X(x)T(t)...
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    PDE Wave Equation/boundary condition question

    Homework Statement I need to visualize the wave equation with the following initial conditions: u(x,0) = -4 + x 4<= x <= 5 6 - x 5 <= x <= 6 0 elsewhere du/dt(x,0) = 0 subject to the following boundary conditions: u|x=0 = 0 Homework Equations I'm not sure I understand the...
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    PDE - Need help getting started.

    Homework Statement Derive the differential equation governing the longitudinal vibration of a thin cone which has uniform density p, show that it is 1/x/SUP] d/dx(x du/dx) = (1/c) d u/d[SUP]t Hint: The tensile force sigma = E du/dx where E is the Young's modulus (a constant), u is the...
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    PDE Cylindrical and Spherical Symmetry

    Homework Statement Show that the solution u(r,theta) of Laplace's equation (nabla^2)*u=0 in the semi-circular region r<a, 0<theta<pi, which vanishes on theta=0 and takes the constant value A on theta=pi and on the curved boundary r=a, is u(r,theta)=(A/pi)[theta + 2*summation ((r/a)^n*((sin...
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    PDE - Fourier Method

    Homework Statement Obtain all solutions of the equation partial ^2 u/partial x^2 - partial u/partial y = u of the form u(x,y)=(A cos alpha x + B sin alphax)f(y) where A, B and alpha are constants. Find a solution of the equation for which u=0 when x=0; u=0 when x = pi, u=x when y=1...
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    Partial Differential Equations Help!

    Homework Statement Show that u=f(2x+y^2)+g(2x-y^2) satisfies the equation y^2 d^2u/dx^2 + (1/y) du/dy - d^2u/dy^2=0 where f and g are arbitrary (twice differentiable) functions. Homework Equations The Attempt at a Solution I came up with fxx=0 fyy=2 gxx=0 gyy= 2. But didn't...
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    Power expansion

    Homework Statement I am trying to do our the review exam our teacher posted to study for a test and I am having difficulty trying to figure out where to start and what to do. Our teacher lost me when he was explaining this section. Please help! Homework Equations Write the power...
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    Find the limit of the sequence n^3/(2n^3 + n)

    Homework Statement Find the limit for the following sequence and then use the definition of limit to justify your result. Homework Equations n^3/(2*n^3 + n) The Attempt at a Solution I found the limit as n --> infinity is 1/2. I think the next step is to set up the equation as...
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