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- Homework Statement
- I’ve included an image of the problem below. This isn’t technically a homework problem. It’s a practice test question that I have the solutions for. I’m stuck at part 2. I have to show that eigenvalues are positive with the Rayleigh quotient.

- Relevant Equations
- d/dx(p(x)d*phi(x)/dx) + q(x)*phi(x) + lamda*sigma(x)*phi(x)

By comparing the given equation to the equation for the Sturm-Liouville form, I see that p(x) must equal 1, q(x) must equal 0 and sigma(x) must equal 1.

After this, I have no idea what I should be doing for part 2.

After this, I have no idea what I should be doing for part 2.

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