# One More Family of Sol'n Prob

• Sep 27th 2007, 09:38 AM
Ideasman
One More Family of Sol'n Prob
Find a member of the family of sol'ns of ty'' - y' = 0 satisfying the boundary conditions y(0) = 1, y'(1) = 6. Does the theorem below guarantee that this sol'n is unique?

THEOREM: Existence of a unique sol'n

(Let a_n(t), a_(n-1)(T), ..., a_(1)(t), a_(0)(t) and g(t) be continuous on an interval I and let a_n(t) not equal 0 for every t in this interval. If t = t_0 is any point in the interval, then a sol'n of the IVP (non-homogeneous eq.) exists on the interval and is unique.)
• Sep 29th 2007, 05:06 PM
ThePerfectHacker
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Originally Posted by Ideasman
Find a member of the family of sol'ns of ty'' - y' = 0 satisfying the boundary conditions y(0) = 1, y'(1) = 6. Does the theorem below guarantee that this sol'n is unique?

Maybe you mean that y(0)=1 and y'(0)=6. Because otherwise this is not an initial value problem. (Rather what you are posing is a Sturm-Louiville problem and all sort of strange stuff can go on there. )