Can't get PDE solution in textbook
Hey guys having trouble getting the same answer in the text book.
Question: Consider solving wave equation (c=1) for string length Pi with fixed endpoints u(0,t)=0 and u(pi,t)=0 and initial velocity = 0 and displacement = 0.02sinx.
So after doing the usual steps i arrived at
Using the initial conditions and fourier coefficient formula's i have Bn=0
Can i treat these both as sin(x)? and use the trig indentity 1/2 -1/2cos(2x) to solve?
because the answer is u(x,t)=0.02costsinx and if i do that it will work.
but i just dont understand where the 'n' went in my solution :
seeing that it should be an infinite series and the answer given is not!