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    Proving Solution

    For the given Partial Differential Equation, show that the function u is a solution by plugging it into the Partial Differential Equation.

    PDE \Rightarrow C^2u_{xx} = C^2u_{tt}

    u(x, t) = A\sin{\frac{n\Pi}{Lx}} + B\sin{\frac{n\Pi}{Lx}}e^{\frac{-c^2n^}{L^2t}}

    I think i need to find the derivative of u, however, I am unsure how to find a derivative with both du/dx and du/dt in the solution.
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    Re: Proving Solution

    You do need to take derivatives: twice w.r.t. x, and twice w.r.t t. I would re-write your u(x,t) for clarity. It's not clear, for example, exactly what's inside the argument of the second sin function. Use parentheses!
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