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joshmccraney

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## Homework Statement

Find the Green's function for

$$f''(x) + \cos^2 a f(x) = 0;\\

\pm f'(x) + \cos a \cot a f(x)|_{x=x_0(a)}=0$$

where ##a## is a parameter and ##x_0## is defined as

$$x_0(a) = \sec a\arcsin(\cos a)$$.

## Homework Equations

Standard variation of parameters

## The Attempt at a Solution

A solution to the ODE is $$f(x) = \cos(\cos a (x + x_0)) + \cot a \sin\left(\cos a (x + x_0)\right)$$

But this solution satisfies both boundaries. In this case, how do you construct the Green's function since variation of parameters fails?