A solution to a PDE of my interest is


where $F(x)$ and $G(y)$ are arbitrary functions to be determined from initial conditions. In this case, I know



I tried all sorts of things to find $F(x)$ and $G(y)$. I tried all sorts of things to no avail; any suggestions what steps/approaches I should take?


I made some progress on this so I thought I would share it. First let $u(x_{0},y_{0})=u_{0}$ then one can write the following

$ u(x_{0},y_{0})=2\left(F''(x_{0}-G''(y_{0})\right)(x_{0}-y_{0})^{2}-12\left(F'(x_{0})+G'(y_{0})\right)(x_{0}-y_{0})+24\left(F(x_{0}-G(y_{0}\right)=u_{0} $

Now choose five values arbitrarily and the 6th value will be determined. I made the following choices: $F''(x_{0})=1\quad F'(x_{0})=1\quad F(x_{0})=1 \quad G''(y_{0})=?\quad G'(y_{0})=-1 \quad G(y_{0})=1$

Then find $G''(y_{0})$ as follows:

$ u_{0}=2(1-G''(y_{0}))(x_{0}-y_{0})^{2} $ and this gives $G''(y_{0})=1-k$ where

$ k=\frac{1}{2}\frac{u_{0}}{(x_{0}-y_{0})^{2}} $

Now apply the initial conditions. Let's start with:

$ u(x,y_{0})=\frac{u_{0}(x-y_{0})^{2}}{(x_{0}-y_{0})^{2}} $

Plugging this into the solution of the pde, using what we have abve and simplifying we obtain

$ (x-y_{0})^{2}F''(x)-6(x-y_{0})F'(x)+12F(x)=H(x) $


$H(x)=(x-y_{0})^{2}+6(x-y_{0})+12 $

Now what we have a second order non-homogeneous ODE and to solve for F first compute the fundamental solutions and proceed via the route of variation of parameters. One will use the other initial condition to find G. I will make an update soon on the full solution.


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