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Greg
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Re: Finding eigenvalues
Posted:
Jan 23, 2008 2:30 PM


> On Jan 23, 5:02 pm, Greg <starwar...@aol.com> wrote: > > I need to find the eigenvalues/eigenvectors for the > wave equation with specific boundary conditions. I > am not sure how to do this. Can anyone guide me > towards the first few steps I would need to take (the > thought process of getting to the answer)? > > What do you know about the subject? Do you have > available a > standard book on differential equations which deals > with, > say, Fourier series and separation of variables? >
Yes I do. My main issue is that when I was taking my math courses I just did the problems without thinking about the substance so when presented with just a general problem like this, I'm not sure what to refer to or where to start. That's why right now, I was just hoping for some basic guidance, I can do all the number crunching or equation manipulating, I just need to know where to start.



