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# CE 500 Engineering Analysis I Fall 2017

Assignment 5
DUE DATE: December 6
1. Use Laplace transform with respect to t to solve the problem:
𝜕𝑤 𝜕𝑤
+ = 𝑤 𝑥 > 0 ,𝑡 > 0
𝜕𝑡 𝜕𝑥
subject to:
𝑤(𝑥, 0) = 1
𝑤(0, 𝑡) = 1

## 2. The displacement of a semi-infinite string is given by the equation

𝜕 2𝑤 2
𝜕 2𝑤
= 𝑐
𝜕𝑡 2 𝜕𝑥 2
subject to:
𝜕𝑤
𝑤(𝑥, 0) = 𝑓(𝑡) = (𝑥, 0) = 0
𝜕𝑡
𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑡 0 ≤ 𝑡 ≤ 2𝜋
𝑤(0, 𝑡) = { 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤(∞, 𝑡) = 0
0 𝑡 > 2𝜋
Find the solution to the problem with a Laplace transform with respect to t.

3.
Find the temperature distribution in a semi-infinite rod by using Laplace transforms if the
mathematical problem is given by
𝜕𝑤 𝜕 2𝑤
= 𝛼2 2
𝜕𝑡 𝜕𝑥
subject to:
𝑤(𝑥, 0) = 0
𝑤(0, 𝑡) = 𝑓(𝑡) , 𝑤(∞, 𝑡) = 0
Use Table of Laplace transforms and the convolution theorem.

4. Find the Fourier series representation of the following function with period 2. Write out the
first three nonzero terms in the series expansion.
f (t )  sin 3 t 0  t  2

5. Find the Fourier series representation of the following function with period 2. Write out the
first three nonzero terms in the series expansion.
0  1  x  1 / 2
1  1/ 2  x  0

g ( x)  
 1 0  x  1/ 2
0 1/ 2  x  1
6. Find the Fourier cosine or sine series for the following function with period 2. Write out the
first three nonzero terms.

 t
2
  t  0
f (t )   2

t 0 x 

7. Find an odd periodic extension and write the Fourier sine series. Graph the periodic extension.
f (t )  exp( t ) 0  t 1

## 8. Find a solution to the equation for a given input:

0    t   / 2

x  3x  4 x  2 x  f (t )  1   / 2  t   / 2 Fourier
0  / 2  t  

9. Find the displacement of an elastic string fixed at its ends with zero initial velocity by using
separation of variables and Fourier series:
𝜕 2𝑤 2
𝜕 2𝑤
=𝛼 0 < 𝑥 < 𝐿 = 2𝜋
𝜕𝑡 2 𝜕𝑥 2
subject to:
𝑤(𝑥, 0) = 𝑓(𝑥) = 0.25𝑥(2𝜋 − 𝑥)

10. A uniform beam of length L and α=1 is subjected to pinned-pinned boundary conditions, zero
 2x 
initial velocity, and an initial displacement described by f ( x)  2 sin   . Determine the
 L 
displacement u(x,t).

11. Find the temperature distribution in a semi-infinite rod by using separation of variables and
Fourier series. The mathematical problem is given by
𝜕𝑤 2
𝜕 2𝑤
=𝛼 0<𝑥<𝐿
𝜕𝑡 𝜕𝑥 2
subject to:
𝑤(𝑥, 0) = 𝑓(𝑥)
𝑤(0, 𝑡) = 𝑤1 , 𝑤(𝐿, 𝑡) = 𝑤2