M 412 Fall 2006
HOMEWORK SUMMARY REPORT
Chapter number: 7
Section number: 10
Exercise number: 2
Number of papers received: 5
Reviewing committee: Zeta
List all participating committee members:
Dakota Blair, James Burger
Author(s) of paper(s) chosen for publication:
Todd Anderson
Comments:
Most of the solutions submitted seemed to simply go through the motions of
separating variables and then stop being correct abruptly. It seems that
there is much misunderstanding about this problem. One common problem was
that no solution summed over both $n$ and $\lambda$. Another was that most
of the solutions did not notice that the restriction that the initial
value is independent of $\theta$ means that only the $m=0$ solution is
relevant. The solution chosen for publication noted this point. No
solution calculated the constants for the sum correctly.
It is the recommendation of the reviewing team that Todd Anderson's paper
be published with revision.