Hi. Start taking Fourier Transforms. In general:
I get:
Now take the inverse transform by expressing the right side as a convolution.
First note (from a table or Mathematica):
then:
From above, we had:
so use the convolution theorem (look it up and review it):
and therefore:
and there are various versions of the transform using different coefficients so you need to check the constants I have up there. Now, look at the integral, for positive a, that's going to converge for that has an order less than . Polynomials do but not .
You're gonna' have to invert that expression as the y-hats represent the Fourier transforms of the function. Also, I didn't include the complimentary components of the solution arising from the homogeneous equation. Add that part to the solution for the general solution. Also, I may not have done the Fourier transform/inverse transform correctly. I'm expecting you to go over it and make sure it's correct and in the process, learn for you self how to work problems this way. You can verify everything by just solving a particular case numerically and comparing it to the solution obtained symbolically.
let's look at a particular example:
Taking Fourier Transforms of both sides:
so:
but I know that:
so I let:
that means
I now take the inverse Fourier Transform of both sides:
and the inversse Fourier Transform of a product of transforms is a convolution integral:
simplifying that I get:
so that the general solution is:
now.. to answer my question, u'' + a^2u = x^5
after solving everything, i manage to get this equation..
[tex] u(x)= ∫- ∞ to 0
1/2a(x-y)^{5}e^{ay}dy+ ∫0 to ∞
(x-y)^{5}e^{-ay}dy
should i solve it to get the general solution?
because, i need to do integration by parts 5 times to solve it..