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APM3462016F => APM346Lectures => Chapter 2 => Topic started by: Shaghayegh A on December 10, 2016, 06:49:42 PM

Problem 4 of the 2012 final exam: http://forum.math.toronto.edu/index.php?topic=177.0
It asks to prove that the total energy (kinetic + potential) is constant with time. I get up to $$\frac{d}{dt} k(t) + p(t) = u_x(\infty) u_t(\infty)  u_x(\infty) u_t(\infty) $$ How do I prove $$u_x(\infty) u_t(\infty)  u_x(\infty) u_t(\infty) = 0 $$ using the boundary conditions? right now I know $u_t =0$ only when t = 0 (and x is large)

Take values at infinity equal 0 (we assume that solution decays there)