# Questions tagged [eigenfunctions]

For questions on eigenfunctions, each of a set of independent functions that are the solutions to a given differential equation.

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### Intuitive understanding of Maximin Principle

From the the book page $324$, does someone could explain to me the Theorem $2$. Maximin principle? I have a bit of difficulties to well understand how works this theorem. A simple example would be ...
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### Block diagonalizing two matrices simultaneously

There are two matrices $A$ and $B$ which can not be diagonalized simultaneously. Is it possible to block diagonalize them? What if the matrices have an special pattern? Physics of the problem is that,...
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### Eigen values of a Third Order Linear Homogenous ODE

I have two third order linear ODE which have been arrived after applying separation of variables to a system of PDEs \begin{eqnarray} \lambda_h F''' - 2 \lambda_h \beta_h F'' + \left( (\lambda_h \...
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### Eigenvalue of a linear transformation substituting $t+1$ for $t$ in polynomials.

Let $V$ be the linear space of all real polynomial $p(x)$ of degree $\leq n$. If $p \in V$, define $q=T(p)$ to mean that $q(t)=p(t+1)$ for all real $t$. Prove that $T$ has only the eigenvalue $1$. ...
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### Can we construct Sturm Liouville problems from an orthogonal basis of functions?

Given a sequence of functions orthogonal over some interval, which satisfy Dirichlet boundary conditions at that Interval, can we construct a Sturm Liouville problem that gives these as its ...