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Yifei Hu

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Textbook Chapter 2.5 Example 2
« on: February 21, 2022, 11:29:41 AM »
Hi Professor,

I think one coefficient is wrong in the solution.

In this problem the solution to the inhomogeneous equation with homogeneous initial condition should start with coefficient $\frac{1}{2c} = \frac{1}{6}$. After cancelling the 36 in the $f(x,t)$, we should arrive at $6\int_0^t \int_{x-3(t-t')}^{x+3(t-t')}\frac{1}{t^2+1}dx'dt'$ instead of $3\int_0^t \int_{x-3(t-t')}^{x+3(t-t')}\frac{1}{t^2+1}dx'dt'$.

Can you help me confirm if I missed something or the textbook has a typo?