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Linear Homogeneous Boundary ValueProblems
Dr. P. Dhanumjaya
Linear Homogeneous Boundary Value Problems– p.1/1

Eigenvalues andEigenfunctions
Consider theboundary value problem (BVP)consisting of the differential equation
y

+
(
x
)
y
+
Q
(
x
)
y
= 0
,
0
< x <
1
,
(1)
and theboundary conditions
a
1
y
(0) +
a
2
y
(0) = 0
, b
1
y
(1) +
b
2
y
(1) = 0
.
(2)
Linear Homogeneous Boundary Value Problems– p.2/1

Note 1
Allhomogeneous problemshave the solution
y
= 0
.This solution is calledtrivial solutionwhich is ofno interest.The signiﬁcant question is whether there areothernontrivial solutions.
Linear Homogeneous Boundary Value Problems– p.3/1