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  • Subject: [mg5055] Re: STURM-LIOUVILLE
  • From: Harald Berndt <haberndt at>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 01:38:15 -0400
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Francisco Edmundo de Andrade wrote:
> Hi, friends.
> Who can help me to obtain solutions, in Mathematica, for the
> Sturm-Liouville problem? It seems like this problem:
> v w[x] f[x] == - a[x] f'[x] - b[x] f''[x] + c[x] f[x],  0<x<1
> Boundary conditions:
> p f[0] + q f'[0] == 0
> r f[1] + s f'[1] == 0
> I would like to obtain the eigenvalues of "v" and associated
> eigenfunctions "f[x]" for this problem. Thanks for attention!

For what it's worth, both Abell and Brazelton: "Differential Equations
..." and Vvedensky: "Partial differential equations ..." have chapters
on the Sturm-Liouville problem.

Harald Berndt, Ph.D.                              Research Specialist,

Phone:  510-652-5974                                FAX:  510-215-4299
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(KRYTEN:.............Are you sure? I always thought it was Descartes!)
(LISTER:.So did I, man! It's so easy to get those two dudes mixed up!)

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