(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

So I'm trying to solve Evans - PDE 2.5 # 12...

"Write down an explicit formula for a solution of

[tex]u_t - \Delta u + cu=f[/tex] with [tex] (x,t) \in R^n \times (0,\infty)[/tex]

[tex]u(x,0)=g(x)[/tex]"

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I figure if I can a fundamental solution for

[tex]u_t - \Delta u + cu = 0[/tex],

The rest follows through straight forward. I've tried multiplying the solution to the heat equation by a number of terms such as [itex]e^{-ct}[/itex], [itex]e^{v(x,t)}[/itex], but everything I've tried so far either gives me a non-fundamental solution, or a non-linear pde.

I've also tried mimicking the two ways they give to finding the solution to the original equation but neither seem to work. Looking for solutions of the form [itex]u(x,t) = v(x^2/t)[/itex] and looking for solutions of the form [itex]u(x,t) = 1/t^\beta v(x/t^\alpha)[/itex] but neither seems to reduce the equation in the problem to a single variables

Any hints?

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# Homework Help: Nonhomogeneous Heat Equation

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