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Green Functions

  1. Oct 8, 2005 #1
    What is the advantage of using Green Functions to solve inhomog. ODE's?
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2005 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    I think that its principal advantage lies in its portability. If you get the Green's function for a particular configuration of a system, then that same Green's function can be used no matter what the source term is in the inhomogeneous DE.
     
  4. Oct 8, 2005 #3

    The source term corresponds to the RHS of the equation right?

    (In general)
     
  5. Oct 8, 2005 #4

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    That's the standard convention, yes.
     
  6. Oct 8, 2005 #5
    Ok, thanks for clearing that up for me!
     
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