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The paper is devoted to the study of an initial boundary value problem for a linear second-order
differential system with constant coefficients. The first part of the paper is concerned
with the existence of the solution to a boundary value problem for the second-order differential
system, in the strip , where is a suitable positive number. The result is proved by means of the same procedure followed in a previous paper to study the related initial value problem. Subsequently, we consider a mixed problem for the second-order constant coefficient system, where the space variable varies in and the time-variable belongs to the bounded interval , with sufficiently small in order that the operator satisfies suitable energy estimates. We obtain by superposition the existence of a solution , by studying two related mixed problems, whose solutions exist due to the results proved for the
Cauchy problem in a previous paper and for the boundary value problem in the first part of this paper.