2nd order PDE charcteristics... help please! :S
hi all, sorry again for the thousands of stupid questions! :P but heres another one...
ok i said for part (a) that the PDE is a hyperbolic type and so has two sets of real characteristics. and that the characteristics are http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/7...cture14dj6.png
then for part (b) i used the coordinates:
which leads to the equation:
but then i am stuck... how can i get the 'general solution' from this, i think i am heading in the right direction, but i am not sure.
any help would be greatly appreciated!