By using the method of characteristics, show that the solution of
the problem
xu(x) + yu(y) - zu(z) = u;
Where
u(1; y; z) = z
and u(x; 1; z) = zx^2
is given by u(x; y; z) = zx^2.
My question is how to I solve questions of this nature?
I know I start with
ds/dx = x
ds/dy = y
ds/dz= -z
du/ds = u
I know I have to integrate all first order equations but then bringing them together and using the boundaries is where I get lost?