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    question about neighboorhood at the origin for a solution to a ODE

    Find the solution to x^2y'' + xy' + y = 0 in terms of power series in the neighbourhood of the origin.


    The only real solution that I find is y = 0. Do you know if a solution of the form y = c_1cos(ln x) + c_2sin(ln x) , x > 0 is considered to be in the neighbourdhood of 0 ?
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    Re: question about neighboorhood at the origin for a solution to a ODE

    Quote Originally Posted by Fractalus View Post
    Find the solution to x^2y'' + xy' + y = 0 in terms of power series in the neighbourhood of the origin.


    The only real solution that I find is y = 0. Do you know if a solution of the form y = c_1cos(ln x) + c_2sin(ln x) , x > 0 is considered to be in the neighbourdhood of 0 ?
    The ODE is 'Euler's type' and its solution is...

    y(x)= c_{1}\ e^{i\ \ln x} + c_{2}\ e^{-i\ \ln x} (1)

    Neither e^{i\ \ln x} nor e^{-i\ \ln x} is analytic in x=0 so that the only 'analytic solution' is for c_{1}=c_{2}=0...

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    Re: question about neighboorhood at the origin for a solution to a ODE

    Quote Originally Posted by chisigma View Post
    The ODE is 'Euler's type' and its solution is...

    y(x)= c_{1}\ e^{i\ x} + c_{2}\ e^{-i\ x} (1)

    Neither e^{i\ x} nor e^{-i\ x} is analytic in x=0 so that the only 'analytic solution' is for c_{1}=c_{2}=0...

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    Thank you for your answer chisigma. I knew this was Euler type but I have to find the solution in terms of \underline{power series} in the neighbourhood of 0.

    The solution I gave in my last post is correct for ]0,\infty[. But I don't know if it is considered to be in the neighbourhoud of 0.

    Do you understand how I got my solution? You have to use the Euler formula.

    Is it helping you?

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    Re: question about neighboorhood at the origin for a solution to a ODE

    Quote Originally Posted by Fractalus View Post
    Thank you for your answer chisigma. I knew this was Euler type but I have to find the solution in terms of \underline{power series} in the neighbourhood of 0.

    The solution I gave in my last post is correct for ]0,\infty[. But I don't know if it is considered to be in the neighbourhoud of 0.

    Do you understand how I got my solution? You have to use the Euler formula.

    Is it helping you?

    Regards,
    Fractalus
    First I must apologize because the errors contained in first stesure of post, errors caused by the 'hurry' for the presence of 'competitors' ...

    The 'general solution' of ODE is...

    y(x)= c_{1}\ (\cos \ln x + i\ \sin \ln x) + c_{2}\ (\cos \ln x - i\ \sin \ln x) (1)

    Now function like \cos x or \sin x are analytic in x=0 so that their Taylor series expansion 'somewhere around' x=0 exists. But function like \cos \ln x or \sin \ln x aren't analytic around x=0 and that is why \ln x doesn't have neither Taylor nor even Laurent expansion around x=0 ...

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    Re: question about neighboorhood at the origin for a solution to a ODE

    Quote Originally Posted by Fractalus View Post
    The solution I gave in my last post is correct for ]0,\infty[. But I don't know if it is considered to be in the neighbourhoud of 0.
    As x=0 is a regular singular point of y''+y'/x+y/x^2=0 then, by a well known theorem there exists a solution valid in 0<x<R\leq +\infty. The name for (0,R) it is irrelevant. For example "right punctured neighborhood" of 0 ?
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    Re: question about neighboorhood at the origin for a solution to a ODE

    Quote Originally Posted by FernandoRevilla View Post
    As x=0 is a regular singular point of y''+y'/x+y/x^2=0 then, by a well known theorem there exists a solution valid in 0<x<R\leq +\infty. The name for (0,R) it is irrelevant. For example "right punctured neighborhood" of 0 ?
    I definetely agree with you. That's what I thought and I wondered if we had to find a neighborhood where 0 is included. So thank you, now I know that my answer is correct.
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    Re: question about neighboorhood at the origin for a solution to a ODE

    An 'old wolf' may lose his teeth and also his memory so that I remember only now a problem I analysed two years ago. The 'general solution' of the ODE...

    x^{2}\ y^{''} + x\ y^{'} + y = 0 (1)

    ... is...

    y(x)= c_{1}\ \text{icos} (x) + c_{2}\ \text{isin} (x) (2)

    ... where icos(*) and isin(*) are what I called 'I-functions' and their properties I briefly described in ...

    http://digilander.libero.it/luposaba...-functions.pdf

    In particular the Laurent expansion's coefficients of the I-functions around s=0 are computed...

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    Re: question about neighboorhood at the origin for a solution to a ODE

    Quote Originally Posted by chisigma View Post
    An 'old wolf' may lose his teeth and also his memory so that I remember only now a problem I analysed two years ago. The 'general solution' of the ODE...

    x^{2}\ y^{''} + x\ y^{'} + y = 0 (1)

    ... is...

    y(x)= c_{1}\ \text{icos} (x) + c_{2}\ \text{isin} (x) (2)

    ... where icos(*) and isin(*) are what I called 'I-functions' and theis properties I briefly described in ...

    http://digilander.libero.it/luposaba...-functions.pdf

    In particular the Laurent expansion's coefficients of the I'functions around s=0 are computed...

    Kind regards

    \chi \sigma
    Thanks anyway chisigma, but I think other answer I got is enought. What you gave me is overkill because I'm not doing a complex functions course.
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    Smile Re: question about neighboorhood at the origin for a solution to a ODE

    Quote Originally Posted by chisigma View Post
    An 'old wolf' may lose his teeth and also his memory so that I remember only now a problem I analysed two years ago. The 'general solution' of the ODE...

    x^{2}\ y^{''} + x\ y^{'} + y = 0 (1)

    ... is...

    y(x)= c_{1}\ \text{icos} (x) + c_{2}\ \text{isin} (x) (2)

    ... where icos(*) and isin(*) are what I called 'I-functions' and their properties I briefly described in ...

    http://digilander.libero.it/luposaba...-functions.pdf

    In particular the Laurent expansion's coefficients of the I-functions around s=0 are computed...

    Kind regards

    \chi \sigma
    But your article is still very interesting!
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    Re: question about neighboorhood at the origin for a solution to a ODE

    Quote Originally Posted by chisigma View Post
    An 'old wolf' may lose his teeth and also his memory so that I remember only now a problem I analysed two years ago. The 'general solution' of the ODE...

    x^{2}\ y^{''} + x\ y^{'} + y = 0 (1)

    ... is...

    y(x)= c_{1}\ \text{icos} (x) + c_{2}\ \text{isin} (x) (2)

    ... where icos(*) and isin(*) are what I called 'I-functions' and their properties I briefly described in ...

    http://digilander.libero.it/luposaba...-functions.pdf

    In particular the Laurent expansion's coefficients of the I-functions around s=0 are computed...

    Kind regards

    \chi \sigma
    The paper about the 'I-functions' written two years ago had never been controlled... today I discovered some errors [I apologize for that ...] and they have been corrected...

    Kind regards

    \chi \sigma
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