find the power series solution about x=0 with y(0)=1 and show:

y is a polynomial iff lambda is a non-negative integer n.

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- Jun 3rd 2009, 09:49 PMszpengchaoURGENT! power series solution of differential equation

find the power series solution about x=0 with y(0)=1 and show:

y is a polynomial iff lambda is a non-negative integer n. - Jun 3rd 2009, 11:00 PMchisigma
We start supposing that the second order linear ODE...

, (1)

... has an analytic solution of the form...

(2)

If we substitute the expression (2) directly in (1) we obtain...

(3)

... which immediately gives us...

(4)

If we set the (4) allow us to derive all the . It is evident from (4) that if with an integer, all the with vanish, so that is a polynomial of degree ...

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