Hello,
you find your problem completely done here: Wronskian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hi, i have a question worth 2 marks. And its obviously so simple, its totally evading me
Show that y1(x) = x and y2(x) = x^2 are linearly independent
I was thinking along the lines of Wronskian but i get the answer to be x^2. And of the 2 equations to be linearly independent using Wronskian the
answer must not equal 0. So im confused.
Thanks in advance for any help
Hello,
you find your problem completely done here: Wronskian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
thanks for the help earboth
but as BlueEagle pointed out in the example on wikipedia there is another function of 1. I can understand the example but am still confused about my original question.
Would it be correct just to say the 2 equations are linearly independent as long as x doesn't equal 0?