Hey there,

I need to prove the next statement:

Let be an operator that its coefficients A,B,C,D,E are continiously differentiable twice in the plane.

Show (directly from the definition of an adjoint of an operator) that .

The definition of an adjoint of an operator is+my problem:

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My problem is , that when I substitute L* in the expression for the adjoint, I get partial derivatives of fourth order!!! how can I prove this equality using only this definition?

Hope you'll be able to help me !

Thanks in advance