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
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?