1. Nov 22, 2011

### vivek.iitd

Hello everyone, could you please make me understand, what are self-adjoint equations? and how can we convert a differential equation into a self-adjoint form?

Thank you.

2. Nov 26, 2011

### hunt_mat

Let $T$ by the differential equation and denote an inner product by:
$$(v,Tu)=\int vTudx$$
If
$$(T^{\star}v,u)=(v,Tu)$$
Then the differential operator is self adjoint.