Green Functions

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What is the advantage of using Green Functions to solve inhomog. ODE's?
 

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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.
 
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Tom Mattson said:
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.

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

(In general)
 
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That's the standard convention, yes.
 
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Ok, thanks for clearing that up for me!
 

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