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## Homework Statement

solve u

_{xx}= u

_{tt}

## The Attempt at a Solution

using the method of separation of variables I get

X''(x) - λ*X(x) = 0

T''(t) - λ*Τ(t) = 0

For λ = 0 I get X(x) = Ax + B where A and B are constants

T(t) = Dt + E where D and E are constants

hence u(x,t) = (Ax + B)*(Dt + E)

for λ>0 I get u(x,t) = [PLAIN]http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/8068/asdqu.gif [Broken] [Broken][/URL] where c1,c2,C1,C2 constants

for λ = -b^2<0 I get (E*cos(bx) + F*sin(bx))*(G*cos(bt) + H*sin(bt)) where E,F,G,H constants

hence the solution

is from the superposition principle

u(x,t) = (Ax + B)*(Dt + E) + [PLAIN]http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/8068/asdqu.gif [Broken] [Broken][/URL] + (E*cos(bx) + F*sin(bx))*(G*cos(bt) + H*sin(bt))

please is this correct? i think its wrong, because I am not sure about the last part

also our professor has only the [PLAIN]http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/8068/asdqu.gif [Broken] [Broken][/URL] as a reply, but i think its wrong, because we have to check for all λ to find all the possible solutions

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