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10). ∗ Find the solution of the Dirichlet problem, ∇2 Φ = 0 in r > 2 subject to Φ → 0 as r → ∞ and Φ(2, θ, φ) = sin2 θ cos 2φ. ∗ The self-adjoint form of the associated Legendre equation is d m2 (1 − x2 )Pnm (x) + n(n + 1) − dx 1 − x2 Pnm (x) = 0. Using this directly, prove the orthogonality property 1 −1 Plm (x)Pnm (x)dx = 0 for l = n. 14 2 m [Pm (x)] dx. (a) Suppose Pn (x0 ) = 0 for some x0 ∈ (−1, 1). Show that x0 is a simple zero. (b) Show that Pn with n 1 has n distinct zeros in (−1, 1). 5.

1. Some typical physical properties of copper, water (at room temperature and pressure) and glass. Note that a typical term on the right hand side of this, for example, {Qx (x, y, z, t) − Qx (x + δx, y, z, t)} δtδyδz, is the amount of heat crossing the x-orientated faces of the element, each with area δyδz, during the time interval (t, t + δt). Taking the limit δt, δx, δy, δz → 0, we obtain ∂Qx ∂Qy ∂Qz ∂T =− + + ρc = −∇ · Q. 12) ∂t where K = k/ρc is called the thermal diﬀusivity. 1 contains the values of relevant properties for three everyday materials.

2 d 2y dy + y = 0, −x dx2 dx 2 d y dy + xy = 0. x 2 +2 dx dx (x − 1) Find the Wronskian of (a) x, x2 , (b) ex , e−x , (c) x cos(log |x|), x sin(log |x|). 3 Which of these pairs of functions are linearly independent on the interval [−1, 1]? Find the general solution of dy d 2y + y = x3/2 ex , −2 dx2 dx d 2y (b) + 4y = 2 sec 2x, dx2 1 d 2y 1 dy + 1 − 2 y = x, (c) + dx2 x dx 4x (a) d 2y + y = f (x), subject to y(0) = y (0) = 0. 4 y + p(x)y + q(x)y = 0 and y is any other solution, show that the Wronskian of {y, u1 , u2 }, W (x) = y y y u1 u1 u1 u2 u2 u2 , is zero everywhere.