My book states that:

has a general solution of:

I dont see how they achieve this since the initial equation has a characteristic form of:

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- Oct 23rd 2007, 05:46 PMsixstringartistClarification of a DE example
My book states that:

has a general solution of:

I dont see how they achieve this since the initial equation has a characteristic form of:

- Oct 23rd 2007, 06:01 PMJhevon
- Oct 23rd 2007, 06:29 PMsixstringartist
Thank you. In my haste I was taking the sqrt of 4 and not -4. Thanks again.