HiMHFmembers,

I have the followingPDE, how ever I do not know much aboutPDEs.

I am more anODEguy. I would be glad if you can give me directions and/or

references for attacking the following equation

which represents the motion of an elastic bar of length

with a fixed end at and the other one is free.

It reminds me the heat equation when I factor this into components as

,

how ever the coefficients are complex valued.

I believe there should be another way.