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Homework Help: PDE Harmonic Function help

  1. Nov 15, 2011 #1
    PDE Harmonic Function help!!

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A bounded harmonic function u(x,y) in a semi-infinite strip x>0, 0<y<1 is to satisfy the boudary conditions:
    u(x,0)=0, uy(x,1)=-hu(x,1), u(0,y)=u0,
    Where h (h>0) and u0 are constants. Derive the expression:

    where [itex]tan\alpha_{n}=\frac{-\alpha_{n}}{h}[/itex] ([itex]\alpha>0[/itex]
    2. Relevant equations

    [itex] u(x,y)= X(x)Y(y) [/itex]

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I Cant seem to even come close to the answer.
    Maybe some hints as to how i should approach this?
    [itex]Y(y)=C(e^{\alpha_{n}y}-e^{-\alpha_{n}y}), Y(0)=0,

    \frac{-\alpha_{n}}{h}=tanh(\alpha_{n}) [/itex]
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
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  3. Nov 15, 2011 #2
    Re: PDE Harmonic Function help!!

    no help?
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