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Homework Help: Green Function

  1. Oct 24, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    y'' + 2y' + y = f(t); y0=y0'=0
    f(t) is piecewise -- 1 for 0 < t < a; 0 for t > a

    y(t) = ∫G(t,t') f(t') dt' with bounds 0 to infinity

    2. The attempt at a solution

    I don't really have any logical attempt. My highest math is diffy q 1, Calc 3 and LA 1, I can't find a single resource (besides the 2 pages in my textbook) that addresses this topic in language that I understand.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 24, 2011 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    See the Example section on this page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green's_function.
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