Usually they tell you that .
So in your case and and .
So find and then , then , etc.
They should probably mention that
(Usually is used for the step size though.)
I am trying to use the Improved Euler's Method to solve a homework problem, but I am having trouble with the notation and my book is extremely unhelpful.
Where the lower formula is the Improved Euler's method.
I am given:
y = 5e^(x(x+2))
y' = 2y(x+1)
y(0) = 5
dx = .3 (I'm guessing this is step size...)
My main difficulty is notation and conception of the problem: the notation is confusing me, and I'm not sure what is actually happening in the formula. Does f(x,y) mean the function with x and y substituted, or something else? The problem asks for the first approximation. If someone could explain the problem in steps that would be great.