Hi I have this D'Alembert's question. What I've done seems easy so I wanted to clarify just in case I'm missing something, cus it seems so easy. Second part I don't understand and would appreciate a guidance.

(PART A)

D'Alembert's Solution is:
z(x,t) = \frac{1}<br />
{2}\left[ {F(x + ct) + F(x - ct)} \right] + \frac{1}<br />
{{2c}}\int\limits_{x - ct}^{x + ct} {G(s)ds}
of the one dimensional wave equation:
<br />
\frac{{\partial ^2 z}}<br />
{{\partial x^2 }} = \frac{1}<br />
{{c^2 }}\frac{{\partial ^2 z}}<br />
{{\partial t^2 }},{\text{ }} - \infty  < x < \infty ,{\text{ t}} \geqslant {\text{0,}}

with "c" a constant, when the initial conditions are:
z(x,0) = F(x),{\text{ }}z_t (x,0) = G(x),{\text{ }} - \infty  < x < \infty

Evaluate the solution if F(x)=0 for -\infty  < x < \infty and
G(x) = \left\{ {\begin{array}{*{20}c}<br />
   {\frac{1}<br />
{{1 + x}}} & {\left\{ {{\text{x}} \geqslant {\text{0}}} \right\}}  \\<br />
   {\text{0}} & {\left\{ {{\text{x}} < {\text{0}}} \right\}}  \\<br /> <br />
 \end{array} } \right.

(PART B)

Show the values of z(x,t) for t>0 in different regions of the (x,t)- plane. Show that the value of z(x,t) is continuous for all values of x and t, gives the correct initial value of z_t and z_t \to 0 as |x| \to 0

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SOLUTION TO PART A:
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GRAPH:



<br />
z(x,t) = \left\{ {\begin{array}{*{20}c}<br />
   {\int\limits_0^{x + ct} {\frac{1}<br />
{{1 + x}}} } & {\left\{ {x + ct > 0,x - ct < 0} \right\}} & {{\text{Region I}}}  \\<br />
   0 & {\{ x + ct < 0,x - ct < 0\} } & {{\text{Region II}}}  \\<br />
   {\int\limits_{x - ct}^{x + ct} {\frac{1}<br />
{{1 + x}}} } & {\{ x + ct > 0,x - ct > 0\} } & {{\text{Region III}}}  \\<br /> <br />
 \end{array} } \right.


Working out region 1:
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\begin{gathered}<br />
  {\text{Region I}}:{\text{ }}\int\limits_0^{x + ct} {\frac{1}<br />
{{1 + x}}}  = \left[ {\ln (1 + x)} \right]_0^{x + ct}  \hfill \\<br />
   = \ln (1 + x + ct) - \ln 1 \hfill \\<br />
   = \ln \left( {\frac{{1 + x + ct}}<br />
{1}} \right) = \ln (1 + x + ct) \hfill \\<br />
\end{gathered}


Working out region 2:
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Region 2 = 0.


Working out region 3:
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\begin{gathered}<br />
  {\text{Region III: }}\int\limits_{x - ct}^{x + ct} {\frac{1}<br />
{{1 + x}}}  = \left[ {\ln (1 + x)} \right]_{x - ct}^{x + ct}  \hfill \\<br />
   = \ln (1 + x + ct) - \ln (1 + x - ct) \hfill \\<br />
   = \ln \left( {\frac{{1 + x + ct}}<br />
{{1 + x - ct}}} \right) \hfill \\<br />
\end{gathered}





FINAL SOLUTION:
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<br />
z(x,t) = \left\{ {\begin{array}{*{20}c}<br />
   {\ln (1 + x + ct)} & {\left\{ {x + ct > 0,x - ct < 0} \right\}} & {{\text{Region I}}}  \\<br />
   0 & {\{ x + ct < 0,x - ct < 0\} } & {{\text{Region II}}}  \\<br />
   {\ln \left( {\frac{{1 + x + ct}}<br />
{{1 + x - ct}}} \right)} & {\{ x + ct > 0,x - ct > 0\} } & {{\text{Region III}}}  \\<br /> <br />
 \end{array} } \right.



Thats part a done. As far as I know that's all there is to evaluating the question. Is there anythin else I need to add???


PART B: any ideas on this please?