APM346-2023S > Chapter 6

Question while calculating the solution to Laplace using separation of vars


Zhonghan CHEN:
Hi Prof:

I have a question for solving the Laplacian operation using the separation of variables.
Slide: Week 9 Lecture 1 Page 4.

The queston happens in solving ${\theta}'' + \lambda \theta = 0$.

Q: I do not understand how do you derive the $\lambda_{n} = n^2$.

Also, I do not understand why we can get a expression for $\lambda$ ? To my understading, $\lambda$ is just a constant in the ODE.


Victor Ivrii:
Section 4.1ODE is not enough. You need to take into account also boundary conditions. See Section 4.1


[0] Message Index

Go to full version