## Some investigations on singular cauchy problems

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2011-11-17

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Iyaya, Wanjala

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The purpose of our study is to get a solution to the Cauchy problem of
(i) The wave equation in n-dimension space Rn which is effectively a good example of regular Cauchy problems
(ii) The Euler Poisson Darboux equation which we call singular Cauchy problem by use of Riemann's method.
The Riemann-Green function for each case is calculated, which enables us to evaluate any solution at a point by the Cauchy data on a non-characteristic curve.
In case (i) the Riemann-Green function is in terms of Legendre polynomial and the solution obtained is shown to solve the wave equation as well.
In case (ii) the Riemann-Green function written in terms of the Appell's hyper geometric function of two variables is arrived at, this is of interest and may be a good model for a more general theory.
A discussion of the generalized singular Cauchy problem of Euler-Poisson-Darboux equation is included and found to have solution that is continuous and analytic over the interval that contains the singular point.

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Department of Mathematics,69p.The QA 377.W3 2008.

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Cauchy problem, Differential equations, partial