a1 University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A.
The existence of a classical solution to the initial boundary value problem for a semi-infinite extensible string is proved. The result is obtained by using a Galerkin procedure on a semi-infinite interval.
(Received November 14 1977)
(Revised April 13 1978)
(Online publication May 01 1978)
† This research was supported by the National Science Foundation Grant No. MPS 75-06366.