Why do you say that "is calculated as ? If then and . That can be written as if and only if so that .
[QUOTE=bugatti79;591430]My lecture notes reads
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This is wrong. If then not .
Are you sure you don't have something like instead?????
Therefore implies
I dont understand the third line!!...I dont think its the standard way of getting solution for a nd order equation?
Thanks
If , then so .
Why did you change from k to n? If the differential equation is , then the characteristic equation is so that and the general solution to the differential equation is . Note that this could also be written as .
By the way, using two consecutive single quotes in LaTex rather than a double quote will give rather than .