Adjoint Operator
Given a
Second-Order Ordinary Differential Equation
(1)
where
and
, the adjoint operator
is defined by
(2)
Write the two
Linearly Independent
solutions as
and
. Then the adjoint operator can also be written
(3)
See also
Self-Adjoint Operator
,
Sturm-Liouville Theory
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Eric W. Weisstein
1999-05-25