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# Solutions to Selected Exercises

Chapter 1
1.2 (a) Complex vector space, (b) real vector space, (c) not a vector space,
(d) real vector space.
1.4 Assume that the numbers are diﬀerent and show that this leads to a
contradiction. Assuming {x1 , . . . , xn } and {y1 , . . . , yn+1 } are bases of the
same vector space, express each yi , 0 ≤ i ≤ n, as a linear combination
of x1 , . . . , xn . The resulting system of n linear equations can be solved
uniquely for each xi , 0 ≤ i ≤ n, as a linear combination of yi , 0 ≤ i ≤ n
(why?). Since yn+1 is also a linear combination of x1 , . . . , xn (and hence
of y1 , . . . , yn ), this contradicts the linear independence of y1 , . . . , yn+1 .
1.7 Recall that a determinant is zero if, and only if, one of its rows (or
columns) is a linear combination of the other rows (or columns).
2 2 2
1.8 Use the equality x + y = x +2 Re
x, y +y . Consider x = (1, 1)
and y = (i, i).

1.10 (a) 0, (b) 2/3, (c) 8/3, (d) 14.
 √
1.12
f, f1 / f1  = π/2,
f, f2 / f2  = 0,
f, f3 / f3  = π/2.
1.14 No, because |x| = x on [0, 1]..
1.17 a = −1, b = 1/6.
1.21 Use the deﬁnition of the Riemann integral to show that f is not integrable.

1.22 (i) 1/ 2, (ii) not in L2 , (iii) 1, (iv) not in L2
1.23 Examine the proof at the beginning of Section 1.3.
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1.24 Use Exercise 1.23 to show that f and g must be linearly dependent.
Assuming g = αf show that α ≥ 0.
1.25 α > −1/2.
1.26 α < −1/2.

1.28 Use the CBS inequality. f (x) = 1/ x on (0, 1].
3 1
1.30 sin3 x = sin x − sin 3x.
4 4
1.32 Use the fact that, for any polynomial p, p(x)e−x → 0 as x → ∞.
1.34 (a) The limit is the discontinuous function

⎪ 1, |x| > 1

xn 0, |x| < 1
lim =
n→∞ 1 + xn ⎪
⎪ 1/2, x=1

undeﬁned, x = −1

## 1.35 (a) Pointwise, (b) uniform, (c) pointwise.

1.37 Pointwise convergent to

0, x=0
f (x) =
1 − x, 0 < x ≤ 1.

## 1.40 The domain of deﬁnition of fn is not bounded.

1.42 (a) R, (b) x = −1.
1.50 (a) 1, (b) 1, (c) 0.
1.51 (a) Convergent, (b) convergent, (c) divergent.
1.57 c1 = 1, c2 = −2/π, c3 = −1/π.
1.58 a0 = π/2, a1 = −4/π, a2 = 0, b1 = 0, b2 = 0.
1.61 ak = 1/n. L2 convergence.

Chapter 2
√ √
2.1 (a) y = e2x (c1 cos 3x + c2 sin 3x) + ex /4.
(b) y = c1 x2 + c2 + x3 .
1
(c) y = x−1 (c1 + c2 logx) + x − 1.
4
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! " ! "
2.3 cn+2 = − n+1
2
cn , y = c0 1 − 2x2 + 43 x4 + · · · + c1 x − x3 + 12 x5 + · · · ,
|x| < 1.
2.5 A second-order equation has at most two linearly independent solutions.
2.7 (a) y  + 2y  + 5y = 0, (b) x2 y  + xy  − y = 0, (c) xy  + y  = 0.
2.8 Use Lemma 2.7 and the fact that a bounded inﬁnite set of real numbers
has at least one cluster (or limit) point. This property of the real (as well
as the complex) numbers is known as the Bolzano–Weierstass theorem
(see ).
2.10 Use Theorem 2.10.
2.12 The solutions of (a) and (c) are oscillatory.
2.13 y = x−1/2 (c1 cosx + c2 sinx). The zeros of x−1/2 cosx are { π2 + nπ}, and
those of x−1/2 sinx are {nπ}, n ∈ Z.
2.15 Use Theorem 2.10.
√ √ √
2.17 (a) e± λx
, λ ∈ C, (b) e− λx
, Re λ > 0.
2.19 (a) ρ = 1/x2 , (c) ρ = e−x
3
/3
.
2.21 ρ = e2x . λn = n2 π 2 + 1, un (x) = e−x sinλn x.
 
−2 nπ(x − a)
2.23 λn = n π (b − a) , un (x) = sin
2 2
.
b−a
2.27 (a), (b), (c), and (f).
 2

2.29 Change the independent variable to ξ = x+3 and solve. λn = +
  log 4
1 nπ
, yn (x) = (x + 3)−1/2 sin log(x + 3) .
4 log 4
2.31 Refer to Example 2.17.
2.32 Multiply by ū and integrate over [a, b].

Chapter 3
3.2 No, because its sum is discontinuous at x = 0 (Example 3.4).
π 4 ∞ 1
3.4 π − |x| = + cos(2n + 1)x. Uniformly convergent by
2 π n=0 (2n + 1)2
the Weierstrass M-test.
3.6 Use the M-test.
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3.9 (a) and (c) are piecewise continuous; (b), (d), and (e) are piecewise
smooth.
3.11 Use the deﬁnition of the derivative at x = 0 to show that f  (0) exists,
then show that limx→0+ f  (x) does not exist.
∞ (−1)n+1
3.15 (a) S(x) = 2 sin nx.
n=1 n
3 1
(d) cos3 x = cos x + cos 3x.
4 4
3.16 The convergence is uniform where f is continuous, hence in (b), (c), and
(d).
3.17 In Exercise 3.15 (e), S(±2) = 12 (e2 + e−2 ), and in (f) S(±l) = 0.
∞
3.19 π 2 = 8 (2n + 1)−2 .
n=0

π2 ∞ (−1)n
3.21 x2 = +4 cos nx. Evaluate at x = 0 and x = π.
3 n=1 n2
3.23 f  is an odd function which is periodic in π with
 f (x)

 = cos x on [0, π],
∞ 1+(−1) k
2k
hence S(x) = bk sinkx where bk = π k2 −1 , k > 1, b1 = 0.
k=1
S(nπ) = 0, S( π2 + nπ) = f  ( π2 + nπ) = 0.
3 −t 1
3.27 (a) u(x, t) = e sinx − e−9t sin3x.
4 4
πx 5πx
(b) u(x, t) = e−kπ t/4 sin − e−25kπ t/36 sin
2 2
.
2 6
∞ 
nπ nπ 2 l nπ
3.29 u(x, t) = an sin x cos t, an = x(l − x)sin x dx.
n=1 l l l 0 l
3.31 Assume u(x, t) = v(x, t) + ψ(x) where v satisﬁes the homogeneous wave
equation with homogeneous boundary conditions at x = 0 and x = l. This
∞ nπ cnπ
leads to ψ(x) = 2cg2 (x2 − lx), and v(x, t) = an sin x cos t,
 l n=1 l l
2 nπ
with an = − ψ(x)sin x dx.
l 0 l
3.33 Assume u(x, y, t) = v(x, y)w(t) and conclude that w /w = c2 ∆v/v = −λ2
(separation constant). Hence w(t) = A cos λt + B sin λt. Assume v(x, y) =
X(x)Y (y), and use the given boundary conditions to conclude that
(
n2 m2
λ = λmn = + π, m, n ∈ N,
a2 b2
nπ mπ
X(x) = sin x, Y (y) = sin y,
a b
nπ mπ
umn (x, y, t) = (Amn cosλmn ct + Bmn sinλmn ct)sin x sin y.
a b
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## Apply the initial conditions to the solution

∞ 
 ∞
u(x, y, t) = umn (x, y, t)
n=1 m=1

## to evaluate the coeﬃcients. This yields

 a b
4 nπ mπ
Amn = f (x, y)sin x sin y dxdy,
ab 0 0 a b
 a b
4 nπ mπ
Bmn = g(x, y)sin x sin y dxdy.
λmn ab 0 0 a b

 −1
3π 3π 3π
3.35 u(x, y) = sinh sin x sinh y.
2 2 2
3.37 (b) Use the fact that u must be bounded at r = 0 to eliminate the coef-
ﬁcients dn .
∞  R  n
(c) u(r, θ) = A0 + (An cosnθ + Bn sinnθ).
n=1 r

Chapter 4
4.3 From the recursion formula (4.7) with k = 2j, it follows that
 
c2(j+1) x2(j+1) 
lim = x2 < 1 for all x ∈ (−1, 1).
j→∞ |c2j x2j |

## lim p(x)Q0 (x) = 1,

x→±1

whereas
lim p(x)Q0 (x) = 0.
x→±1

4.5 The ﬁrst two formulas follow from the fact that Pn is an even function
when n is even, and odd when n is odd.
(−1)n (2n)! (2n − 1) · · · (3)(1)
P2n (0) = a0 = = (−1)n .
22n n!n! (2n) · · · (4)(2)
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## 4.7 Diﬀerentiate Rodrigues’ formula for Pn and replace n by n + 1 to obtain

 1 dn )! " *
Pn+1 = (2n + 1)x2 − 1 (x2 − 1)n−1 ,
2n n! dx n

then diﬀerentiate Pn−1 and subtract. The ﬁrst integral formula follows
directly from (4.14) and the equality Pn (±1) = (±1)n . The second results
from setting x = 1.
4.11 (a) 1 − x3 = P0 (x) − 35 P1 (x) − 25 P3 (x).
(b) |x| = 12 P0 (x) + 58 P2 (x) − 3
16 P4 (x) + ··· .
∞  1
4.13 f (x) = cn Pn (x), where cn = (2n + 1)/2 f (x)Pn (x)dx. Because
n=0 −1
f is odd, cn = 0 for all even values of n. For n = 2k + 1,
 1
c2k+1 = (4k + 3) P2k+1 (x)dx
0
1
= (4k + 3) [P2k (0) − P2k+2 (0)]
4k + 3

(2k)! (2k + 2)!
= (−1)k 2k + 2k+2
2 k!k! 2 (k + 1)!(k + 1)!
(2k)! (4k + 3)
= (−1)k 2k , k ∈ N0 .
2 k!k! (2k + 2)

## Hence f (x) = 32 P1 (x) − 78 P3 (x) + 11

16 P5 (x) + · · · . At x = 0,

 1
cn Pn (0) = 0 = [f (0+ ) + f (0− )].
n=0
2

# \$2 ∞∞  ∞  π/2
∞ −x2
e−(x
2
+y 2 ) 2
4.15 −∞
e dx =4 0 0
dxdy = 4 0 0
er r drdθ = π.

## 4.16 Replace t by −t in Equation (4.25) to obtain

∞ ∞
1 1
Hn (x)(−t)n = e−2xt−t =
2
Hn (−x)tn ,
n=0
n! n=0
n!

## which implies Hn (−x) = (−1)n Hn (x).

4.17 Setting x = 0 in (4.25) yields

 ∞
1 1
Hk (0)tk = e−t =
2
(−1)n t2n .
k! n=0
n!
k=0

## By equating corresponding coeﬃcients we obtain the desired formulas.

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4.19 If m = 2n,
(2n)! 
n
H2k (x)
x2n = .
22n (2k)!(n − k)!
k=0
If m = 2n + 1,
(2n + 1)! 
n
H2k+1 (x)
x2n+1 = , x ∈ R, n ∈ N0 .
22n+1 (2k + 1)!(n − k)!
k=0

∞  
(n) n (n−k) (k)
(f g) = f g ,
k
k=0

## with f (x) = xn and g(x) = e−x .

m  ∞
m!m!
4.25 xm = cn Ln (x), where cn = e−x xm Ln (x)dx = (−1)n .
n=0 0 n!(m − n)!
 x
 
e 1 x2
4.28 u(x) = c1 + c2 dx = c1 + c2 log x + x + + ··· .
x 2 2!
4.29 The surface ϕ = π/2, corresponding to the xy-plane.
4.31 The solution of Laplace’s equation in the spherical coordinates (r, ϕ) is
given by Equation (4.42). Using the given boundary condition in Equation
(4.43),

2n + 1 π/2
an = 10Pn (cos ϕ)sin ϕ dϕ
2Rn 0
 1
5(2n + 1)
= Pn (x)dx
Rn 0
5
= n [Pn−1 (0) − Pn+1 (0)], n ∈ N,
R
where the result of Exercise 4.7 is used in the last equality. We therefore
arrive at the solution
∞  # r \$n 
u(r, ϕ) = 5 + 5 Pn−1 (0) − Pn+1 (0)] Pn (cos ϕ)
n=1
R
# \$ 
3r 7 r 3
=5 1+ P1 (cos ϕ) − P3 (cos ϕ) + · · · .
2R 8 R
Note that u(R, ϕ) − 5 is an odd function of ϕ, hence the summation
(starting with n = 1) is over odd values of n.
4.33 In view of the boundary condition uϕ (r, π/2) = 0, f may be extended as
an even function of ϕ from [0, π/2] to [0, π]. By symmetry the solution
is even about ϕ = π/2, hence the summation is over even orders of the
Legendre polynomials.
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Chapter 5
n
5.1 For all n ∈ N, the integral In (x) = 0 e−t tx−1 dt is a continuous function
of x ∈ [a, b], where 0 < a < b < ∞. Because
 ∞  ∞
−t x−1
e−t tb−1 dt → 0,
u
0≤ e t dt ≤
n n

## it follows that In converges uniformly to Γ (x). Therefore Γ (x) is continu-

ous on [a, b] for any 0 < a < b < ∞, and hence on (0, ∞). ∞ By a similar pro-
cedure we can also show that its derivatives Γ  (x) = 0 e−t tx−1 log tdt,

Γ  (x) = n e−t tx−1 (log t)2 dt, · · · are all continuous on (0, ∞).
! " ! " ! " ! " (2n)! ! 1 "
5.3 Γ n + 12 = n − 12 · · · 12 Γ 12 = Γ 2 . From Exercise 5.2 we
!1" √ n!22n
know that Γ 2 = π.
5.5 Use the integral deﬁnition of the gamma function to obtain
   ∞ ∞
1
e−(α +β ) (2αβ)2x−1 (α + β)dαdβ,
2 2
2x−1
2 Γ (x)Γ x + =4
2 0 0

## then change the variables of integration to ξ = α2 + β 2 , η = 2αβ to arrive

at the desired formula.
5.7 Apply the ratio test.
5.9 Diﬀerentiate Equation (5.12) and multiply by x.
5.11 Substitute ν = −1/2 into the identity and use Exercise 5.8.
5.17 Substitute directly into Bessel’s equation. Note that, whereas Jn (x) is
bounded at x = 0, yn (x) is not. Hence the two functions cannot be linearly
dependent.
5.25 The deﬁnition of Iν , as given in Exercise 5.22, extends to negative values
of ν. Equation (5.18) is invariant under a change of sign of ν, hence it is
satisﬁed by both Iν and I−ν .
5.27 Follows from the bounds on the sine and cosine functions.
5.29 Applying Parseval’s relation to Equations (5.22) and (5.23), we obtain
 π ∞

cos2 (x sin θ)dθ = 2πJ02 (x) + 4π 2
J2m (x)
−π m=1
 π ∞

sin2 (x sin θ)dθ = 4π 2
J2m−1 (x).
−π m=1

## By adding these two equations we arrive at the desired identity.

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## 5.31 Apply Lemma 3.7 to Equations (5.24) and (5.25).

b b b2
5.33 (a)
1, J0 (µk x) x = 0
J0 (µk x)xdx = J1 (µk b), J0 (µk x)2x = J12 (µk b).
µk 2
Therefore ∞
2 1
1= J0 (µk x).
b µk J1 (µk b)
k=1
 
  b3 4b
(c) x2 , J0 (µk x) x = − 3 J1 (µk b). Hence
µk µk

2 2  µ2k b2 − 4
x = J0 (µk x).
b µ3k J1 (µk b)
k=1

 b/2
b
(e)
f, J0 (µk x) x = J0 (µk x)xdx = J1 (µk b/2). Hence
0 2µk

1  J1 (µk b/2)
f (x) = J0 (µk x).
b µk J12 (µk b)
k=1

1
5.35 From Exercises 5.13 and 5.14(a) we have
x, J1 (µk x) x = 0 J1 (µk x)x2
2
dx = −J0 (µk )/µk = J2 (µk )/µk , and, from Equation (5.34), J1 (µk x)x =
1 2
2 J2 (µk ). Therefore

 1
x=2 J1 (µk x), 0 < x < 1.
µk J2 (µk )
k=1

## 5.37 Using the results of Exercises 5.13 and 5.14(a),

 1
1 ) *

f, J1 (µk x) x = x2 J1 (µk x)dx = 2µk J1 (µk ) − µ2k J0 (µk )
0 µk3
1
= J2 (µk ).
µk
Bessel’s equation also implies
1 4µ2k − 1 2
J1 (µk x)x = 2[J1 (2µk )]2 +
2
2 (4µ2k − 1)J12 (2µk ) = J1 (2µk ).
2µk 2µ2k
Consequently,

 µk J2 (µk )
f (x) = 2 J1 (µk x), 0 < x < 2.
(4µ2k − 1)J12 (2µk )
k=1

## This representation is not pointwise. At x = 1, f (1) = 1 whereas the

right-hand side is 12 [f (1+ ) + f (1− )] = 12 .
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## 5.39 Assuming u(r, t) = v(r)w(t) leads to

 
w 1  1 
= v + v = −µ2 .
kw v r
Solve these two equations and apply the boundary condition to obtain
the desired representation for u.
5.41 Use separation of variables to conclude that


u(r, t) = J0 (µk r)[ak cos µk ct + bk sin µk ct),
k=1
 R
2
ak = f (r)J0 (µk r)rdr,
R2 J12 (µk R) 0
 R
2
bk = g(r)J0 (µk r)rdr.
cµk R2 J12 (µk R) 0

Chapter 6
! "
6.1 (a) fˆ(ξ) = 2
ξ2
(1 − cos ξ). (c) fˆ(ξ) = 1
iξ 1 − e−iξ .
6.3 For any ﬁxed point ξ ∈ J, let ξ n be a sequence in J which converges to
ξ. Because

|F (ξ n ) − F (ξ)| ≤ |ϕ(x, ξ n ) − ϕ(x, ξ)| dx,
I

and |ϕ(x, ξ n ) − ϕ(x, ξ)| ≤ 2g(x) ∈ L1 (I), we can apply Theorem 6.4 to
the sequence of functions ϕn (x) = ϕ(x, ξ n ) − ϕ(x, ξ) to conclude that

lim |F (ξ n ) − F (ξ)| ≤ lim |ϕ(x, ξ n ) − ϕ(x, ξ)| dx
n→∞ n→∞ I

= lim |ϕ(x, ξ n ) − ϕ(x, ξ)| dx = 0.
I n→∞

## 6.5 Suppose ξ ∈ J, and let ξ n → ξ. Deﬁne

ϕ(x, ξ n ) − ϕ(x, ξ)
ψ n (x, ξ) = ,
ξn − ξ
then ψ n (x, ξ) → ϕξ (x, ξ) pointwise. ψ n is integrable on I and, by the
mean value theorem, ψ n (x, ξ) = ϕn (x, η n ) for some η n between ξ n and ξ.
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## Therefore |ψ n (x, ξ)| ≤ h(x) on I × J. Now use

 the dominated convergence
theorem to conclude that I ψ n (x, ξ)dx → I ϕξ (x, ξ)dx. This proves

F (ξ n ) − F (ξ)
→ ϕξ (x, ξ)dx.
ξn − ξ I
The continuity of F  follows from Exercise 6.3.
6.8 (a) 1, (b) 1/2, (c) 0.
6.9 Express the integral over (a, b) as a sum of integrals over the subintervals
(a, x1 ), . . . , (xn , b). Because both f and g are smooth over each subinter-
val, the formula for integration by parts applies to each integral in the
sum.
 π
1 + cos πξ
6.10 (a) f is even, hence B(ξ) = 0, A(ξ) = 2 sin x cos ξx dx = 2 ,
 ∞ 0 1 − ξ2
2 1 + cos xξ
and f (x) = cos xξ dξ.
π 0 1 − ξ2

2 ∞ ξ − sin ξ
(c) f (x) = sin xξ dξ.
π 0 ξ2
6.13 Deﬁne −x
e cos x, x>0
f (x) =
−ex cos x, x < 0.
Because f is odd its cosine transform is zero and
 ∞
2ξ 3
B(ξ) = 2 e−x cos x sin ξx dx = 4 .
0 ξ +4
Now f (x) may be represented on (−∞, ∞) by the inversion formula (6.28),

−x 2 ∞ ξ3
e cos x = sin xξ dξ.
π 0 ξ4 + 4
Because f is not continuous at x = 0, this integral is not uniformly
convergent.
6.15 Extend
1, 0<x<π
f (x) =
0, x>π
as an odd function to R and show that its sine transform is B(ξ) =
2(1 − cos πξ)/ξ.
6.17 Show that the cosine transform of f is
1 − cos ξ sin2 (ξ/2)
A(ξ) = 2 2 = .
ξ (ξ/2)2
Express f (x) as a cosine integral and evaluate the result at x = 0, which
is a point of continuity of f.
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2
2 2 2
6.19 Equation (6.31) implies that fˆ = A + B = 2π f  .

## 6.21 ψ n (x) decays exponentially as |x| → ∞, so it belongs √ to L (R) and ψ̂

1

therefore exists. From √ Example 6.17 we have ψ̂ 0 (ξ) = 2πψ 0 (ξ). Assum-
n
ing ψ̂ n (ξ) = (−i) 2πψ n (ξ), we have
# \$
ψ̂ n+1 (ξ) = F e−x /2 Hn+1 (x) (ξ)
2

 
= F e−x /2 (2xHn (x) − Hn (x)) (ξ)
2

) *
= F xψ n (x) − ψ n (x) (ξ)

= iψ̂ n (ξ) − iξ ψ̂ n (ξ)

= (−i)n+1 2π[−ψ n (ξ) + ξψ n (ξ)]

= (−i)n+1 2πψ n+1 (x),

where we used the identity Hn+1 (x) = √ 2xHn (x) − Hn (x) and Theorem
6.15. Thus, by induction, ψ̂ n (ξ) = (−i) 2πψ n (ξ) is true for all n ∈ N0 .
n

∞
6.23 Deﬁne the integral I(z) = 0 e−bξ cos zξ dξ and show that it satisﬁes
2

## the diﬀerential equation I  (z)

 = −zI(z)/2b, whose solution is I(z) =
I(0)e−z /4b , where I(0) = 12 π/b.
2

## 6.25 The boundary condition at x = 0 implies A(λ) = 0 in the representation

of u(x, t) given by (6.39), so that u is now an odd function of x. By
extending f (x) as an odd function from (0, ∞) to (−∞, ∞) we can see
that B(λ) is the sine transform of f and the same procedure followed in
Example 6.18 leads to the desired result.
6.27 The transformed wave equation ûtt (ξ, t) = −c2 ξ 2 û(ξ, t) under the given
initial conditions is solved by û(ξ, t) = fˆ(ξ)cos cξt. Taking the inverse
Fourier transform yields the required representation of u.

Chapter 7
2a2 2ab b2
7.1 (a) 3
+ 2 + .
s s s
1
(d) 2 .
s +4
2s
(g) 2 .
(s − 1)2

(i) π/s.
Solutions to Selected Exercises 257

5
7.2 (b) 2 cosh 3x − sinh 3x.
3
1! "
(d) 1 − e−2x .
2

(f) 2 x/π.
7.5 f (x) = x[H(x) − H(x − 1)] + e1−x H(x − 1).
1 1 1 −s
L(f )(ξ) = (1 − e−s ) − e−s + e .
s2 s s+1
7.6 (c) H(x − 3) + H(x − 1).
7.7 If f has jump discontinuities at the points x1 , . . . , xn then the sum f (x− 1 )−

f (x+1 ) + · · · + f (xn ) − f (x+
n ) has to be added to the right-hand side of
(7.6).

1 1
7.8 (e) y(x) = H(x − 1) e2(x−1) − ex−1 + − ex + e2x .
2 2
1 ! −bx "
7.9 (c) e − e−ax .
x
7.11 (a) Write
 ∞
L(f )(s) = f (x)e−sx dx
0
∞ 
 (n+1)p
= f (x)e−sx dx
n=0 np

∞  p
= f (x + np)e−s(x+np) dx,
n=0 0

## then use the equation f (x + np) = f (x) to arrive at the answer.


1 1 −s e−s
(b) L(f ) = (1 − e ) − .
1 − e−s s2 s
7.13 The left-hand side is the convolution of x3 and y(x). Applying Theorem
7.14 gives 3!Y (s)/s4 = F (s), from which Y (s) = s4 F (s)/6. From Corol-
lary 7.7 we conclude that
1 (4) 1
y(x) = f (x) + L−1 [f (0+ )s3 + f  (0+ )s2 + f  (0+ )s + f  (0+ )].
6 6
The integral expression for f (x) implies that f (n) (0+ ) = 0 for n = 0, 1, 2, 3
(we also know from Exercise 7.12 that sn cannot be the Laplace transform
of a function in E for any n ∈ N0 ). Assuming that f is diﬀerentiable to
fourth order (or that y is continuous), the solution is y(x) = f (4) (x)/6.
258 Solutions to Selected Exercises

e−s
7.15 L([x])(s) = .
s(1 − e−s )
7.17 u(x, t) = H(t − x/c)cos2 (t − x/c).
7.19 u(x, t) = e−x/c H(t − x/c)sin(t − x/c).
√ √
7.21 F (s) = e−a s / s is analytic in the complex plane cut along the negative
axis (−∞, 0]. Using Cauchy’s theorem, the integral along the vertical line
(β − i∞, β + i∞) can be reduced to two integrals, one along the bottom
edge of the cut from left to right, and the other along the top edge from
right to left. This yields
 β+i∞
1
L−1 (F )(x) = F (s)esx ds
2πi β−i∞
 √
1 ∞ cos a s −sx
= √ e ds
π 0 s

2 ∞ −xt2
= e cos at dt.
π 0

Noting that the last integral is the Fourier transform of e−xt , and us-
2

ing the result of Example 6.17, we obtain the desired expression for
L−1 (F )(x).
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Notation

N = {1, 2, 3, . . .}
N0 = {0, 1, 2, 3, . . .}
Z = {. . . , −2, −1, 0, 1, 2, . . .}
Q rational numbers
R real numbers
C complex numbers
F R or C, 1
C(I), C 0 (I) set of continuous functions on the interval I, 3,5
C k (I) functions on I which have continuous derivatives up to order
k, 5

C (I) functions on I which have continuous derivatives of all orders, 5
L1 (I) Lebesgue integrable functions on the interval I, 186
L2 (I) Lebesgue square-integrable functions on I, 15
L2ρ (I) Lebesgue square-integrable functions on I with respect to the
weight function ρ, 18
E locally integrable functions on [0, ∞) of exponential growth at
∞, 221

## ·, · ρ inner product in L2ρ , 18

· L2 norm, 14
·ρ L2ρ norm, 18
fn → f the sequence of functions fn converges pointwise to f, 20-21
u
fn → f fn converges uniformly to f, 22,23
L2
fn → f fn converges to f in L2 , 31-32
fˆ = F(f ) Fourier transform of f, 187
262 Notation

## F = L(f ) Laplace transform of f , 223

f ∗g convolution of f and g, 215
f± positive and negative parts of the function f, 111
L adjoint of the diﬀerential operator L, 55-56
L∗ formal adjoint of L, 57
∆ Laplacian operator, 119
W (f, g) Wronskian of f and g, 45
G(x, ξ) Green’s function, 68-69
Dn (α) Dirichlet’s kernel, 106
erf error function, 160
Pn Legendre polynomial of order n, 133
Qn Legendre function of order n, 134
Hn Hermite polynomial of order n, 141
Ln Laguerre polynomial of order n, 146
Jν Bessel function of the ﬁrst kind of order ν, 162
Yν Bessel function of the second kind of order ν, 169
Iν , Kν modiﬁed Bessel functions of order ν, 171
Γ gamma function, 157
H Heaviside function, 222
Index

## analytic function 43 convolution 215

Ascoli–Arzela theorem 75 cylindrical coordinates 180

## basis 4 diﬀerential equation

Bessel functions – homogeneous 41
– generating function for 171 – linear 42
– integral representation of 172 – nonhomogeneous 41
– modiﬁed 171 – regular 42
– of the ﬁrst kind 160, 162 – singular 42
– of the second kind 169 diﬀerential operator
– orthogonality of 174, 175, 177 – adjoint 56–57
beta function 159 – formal adjoint of 57
Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem 247 – formally self-adjoint 57
boundary conditions 44
Dirichlet integral 193
– homogeneous 44
Dirichlet kernel 106
– periodic 44
Dirichlet problem 180
– separated 44
dominated convergence theorem 188
boundary-value problem 44
eigenfunction 58
Cauchy principal value 198 eigenvalue 56
Cauchy sequence in L2 33 eigenvector 56
Cauchy-Euler equation 43 electric capacitor 152
Completeness of L2 33 equation
Completeness theorem 83 – Bessel 160
convergence of sequence – Cauchy–Euler 43
– in L2 31, 32 – heat 118–120, 122, 123
– pointwise 20 – Hermite 89, 143
– uniform 22 – Laguerre 89, 146
convergence of series – Laplace 148–153
– absolute 25 – Legendre 89, 130
– in L2 33 – Schrödinger 154
– pointwise 26 – telegraph 236
– uniform 26 – wave 124–126
264 Index

## error function 160 Leibnitz’ rule 251

Euclidean space 9 linear independence 3
exponential order 222 linear operator 55
Fourier coeﬃcients 97 – self-adjoint 55
Fourier integral 198 linear vector space 1
Fourier series locally integrable functions 215
– exponential form 100 norm
– fundamental theorem of 97 – of operator 76
– generalized form of 129 – of vector 7
– L2 convergence of 93–102
– pointwise convergence of 102–117 orthogonal vectors 11
– trigonometric type 95–97 orthonormal vectors 11
– uniform convergence of 112, 114
Fourier–Bessel series 176 Parseval’s (completeness) relation 38
Fourier–Legendre series 138 piecewise continuous function 103
Fourier transform 187 piecewise smooth function 104
– cosine transform 201 Plancherel’s theorem 204
– sine transform 201 potential function 123
power series 30
gamma function 157–159
projection vector 12
Gram–Schmidt method 12
Green’s formula 66 Riemann–Lebesgue lemma 189
Green’s function 68
harmonic oscillator 153 sequence of functions 20
Heaviside function 222 sine integral 241
Hermite polynomials 141, 143, 145, 147, solution of diﬀerential equation 41
148 – by separation of variables 117
– generating formula for 141 – oscillatory 53
Hilbert space L2 34 – zeros of 49
– completeness of 33 spherical capacitor 152
– density theorem for 34 spherical coordinate 148
Sturm comparison theorem 51
inequality Sturm separation theorem 50
– Bessel’s 38 Sturm–Liouville (SL) eigenvalue problem
– Cauchy–Bunyakovsky–Schwarz 58, 67
(CBS) 7 – completeness of eigenfunctions for
– triangle 8 79–88
initial conditions 42 – existence of eigenfunctions for 68–79
initial-value problem 42 – regular 67
inner product 6 – singular 68, 88
inner product space 6
inverse Fourier transform 198 translation theorem 232
inverse Laplace transform 226
isolated zero 49 uniform convergence of integral 196

## Lagrange identity 66 vector space 1

Laguerre polynomials 145, 146 – complex 2
Laplace transform 223 – dimension of 4
Laplacian operator 120 – real 2
Lebesgue dominated convergence – subspace of 4
theorem 188
Legendre function 134 weight function 18
Legendre polynomials 133 Weierstrass approximation theorem 81
– generating function for 143 Weierstrass M-test 26
– Roderigues’ formula for 136 Wronskian 45