An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with by Matthew P. Coleman

By Matthew P. Coleman

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We may also prove theorems for solutions of nonhomogeneous PDEs that are analogous to those for ODEs. Prove that the general solution of the nonhomogeneous PDE L[u] = f is u = uh + up , where up is any one particular solution of L[u] = f , and uh is the general solution of the associated homogeneous PDE L[u] = 0, as follows: a) First, prove that uh + up always is a solution of L[u] = f . b) Next, prove that, if u is any particular solution of L[u] = f , then we can always write u = u h + up , where uh is a particular case of the solution uh .

Again, any linear combination of solutions is a solution. Example 3 Separate the PDE 3uyy − 5uxxxy + 7uxxy = 0. Again, let u = XY : 3XY − 5X Y + 7X Y = 0. Then, dividing by XY doesn’t help us, but dividing by XY gives us 3Y Y = 5X − 7X = −λ X or 5X − 7X + λX = 0 and 3Y + λY = 0. 22 An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with MATLAB R Example 4 Separate the PDE (in u(x, y, z)), ux − 2uyy + 3uz = 0. We let u(x, y, z) = X(x)Y (y)Z(z) and, substituting, get X Y Z − 2XY Z + 3XY Z = 0. Let’s divide by u = XY Z and see what happens: 2Y X − X Y + 3Z = 0.

It may seem odd to include such an example, but this problem illustrates the fact that many eigenvalue problems cannot be solved explicitly. Further, this type of eigenvalue problem often shows up in applications. 1. Example 5 Here, we briefly introduce a more general technique for solving these eigenvalue problems. Suppose we wish to find the positive eigenvalues of y + λy = 0, y(0) + y (0) = y(1) = 0. Proceeding as before, we have y = c1 cos kx + c2 sin kx, λ = k2 , and we must find those values of k for which the system c 1 + c2 k = 0 c1 cos k + c2 sin k = 0.

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