1. Show that the heat equation has complex-valued solutions of the form

F(x) exp(iwt) provided that kF′′ = iwF.

Done This

2. Find F if F(x) -> 0 as

x -> infinity and F(0) = A, where A is a real constant. Let T(x, t) be the

real part of F(x) exp(iwt). Verify that

T(x, t) = Aexp(−((w/2k)^1/2)x)cos(wt − ((w/2k)^1/2)x)

and that T is a solution of the heat equation for which T(x, t) --> 0 as

x --> inifinity and T(0, t) = Acoswt. Can you think of a physical situation

to which T corresponds?

I am not sure how to start this second bit, any hints would be much appreciated

many thanks