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    Sturm-Liouville: Expansion in Eigenfunctions

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    Hello, I need a detailed solution of the attached problem.

    Consider the eigenvalue problem

    y" + lambda^2 * y = 0

    With the boundary conditions:

    y(0) = y'(1)=0

    1. Determine the eigenfunctions and eigenvalues.
    2. show that the eigenfunctions are orthogonal.
    3. Show how to expand a smooth function in terms of the eigenfunctions.

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    The equation

    Is the simple harmonic equation.
    Its solutions are:

    And the ...

    Solution Summary

    The six page document gives a step by step solution to the harmonic equation and shows how to expand any function using the eigen functions.