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    Hi fellow maths students.

    was wondering if anyone could help me get on the right path with this question i found in my exam paper please.
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    (Original post by Cakewater)
    Hi fellow maths students.

    was wondering if anyone could help me get on the right path with this question i found in my exam paper please.
    Hello there!

    For the first part, suppose for a contradiction that λ = 0. See what happens when you solve the differential equation using the boundary value problem.

    Similarly, for the second part suppose λ is negative (replace it with, say, -ω) and then solve the equation using the BVP to see what happens. You need to know how to solve second-order ODEs to do this.

    Hope that helps!
 
 
 
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