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105656698 Green s Functions in Physics

105656698 Green s Functions in Physics

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Green’s Functions in PhysicsVersion 1
M. Baker, S. Sutlief Revision:December 19, 2003
 
Contents
1 The Vibrating String 1
1.1 The String . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.1.1 Forces on the String . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21.1.2 Equations of Motion for a Massless String . . . . 31.1.3 Equations of Motion for a Massive String . . . . . 41.2 The Linear Operator Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.3 Boundary Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51.3.1 Case 1: A Closed String . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.3.2 Case 2: An Open String . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61.3.3 Limiting Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71.3.4 Initial Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.4 Special Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81.4.1 No Tension at Boundary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.4.2 Semi-innite String . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.4.3 Oscillatory External Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.5 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101.6 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
2 Greens Identities 13
2.1 Greens 1st and 2nd Identities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142.2 Using G.I. #2 to Satisfy R.B.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152.2.1 The Closed String . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152.2.2 The Open String . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162.2.3 A Note on Hermitian Operators . . . . . . . . . . 172.3 Another Boundary Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172.4 Physical Interpretations of the G.I.s . . . . . . . . . . . . 182.4.1 The Physics of Green’s 2nd Identity . . . . . . . . 18i

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