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Homework Help: Nonhomogeneous PDE with Delta Function

  1. Apr 18, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The problem seems to be straight forward:
    y''-[tex]\lambda[/tex]2y=[tex]\delta[/tex]'(x-z)
    with 0<x<L and 0<z<L along with the boundary conditions: y(0)=y'(L)=0


    3. The attempt at a solution

    http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/5574/scan3e.jpg [Broken]

    I've tried to follow the notes that my teacher laid out for us during class, but I'm not completely sure I'm doing the problem correctly. Mostly I'm concerned with how I've derived the y1 and y2 equations along with the determinant and constant findings. If somebody could explain how the determinant of these matrices helps find the solution, it would be much appreciated.

    Thank you
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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