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    Undetermined coefficients to find general solution to system

    Hi,
    I'm having a bit of trouble with a problem here.

    The question is: Use the Method of undetermined coefficients to Find the general solution to th system:

    dx/dt = y + e^t
    dy/dt = -2x + 3y + 1

    I've got the homogenous solution fine, however I'm having a bit of difficulty with the particular solution.

    I used xp = [ ctwe^t + ue^t ] where w was [1,1]^T but i know this trial doesnt include the 1 term and is therefore incorrect.

    Can someone let me know what I'm supposed to do as a trial solution in this case. It's not explained in my notes, and I've looked online but to no avail.

    Thanks!
    Mike
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    sorry mate, i bumped for those people who might not have seen the thread as it had dropped quite a bit down the page.
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