Hi guys,

I have a problem solving the following exercise:

We consider the boundary value problem :

.

This can be solved by direct integration and with some extra calculus (inverting the order of integration of a double integral) the solution can be written with the Green's function of the problem:

with

I have a problem when I consider the discrete version of the problem. It can be obtained using the central difference formula for y'':

. By doing this, we find the associated discrete problem: a linear system .

is a ( being the number of points of the discretization) tridiagonal matrix with 2 on main diagonal, and -1 on both diagonal above and below the main diagonal.

The problem here is to calculate . The only hint I have is that I should get inspiration from the continuous case... The professor gave us the answer : . It looks like the Green's function but I have absolutely no idea on how to find this !

Can someone please help me ?

Thanks for your help, and sorry for my bad English.