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    Deriving the general solution to this ODE

    Hi,

    How does one derive the general solution to this ODE ( A is a constant)?

    \partial P / \partial x = AP \partial P/ \partial \theta


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    Last edited by algorithm; June 27th 2013 at 05:35 AM.
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    Re: Deriving the general solution to this ODE

    Well, one problem you have is that this is NOT an "ODE"! Since P is a function of two variables, and your equation involves derivatives with respect to both, that is a partial differential equation

    But I am puzzled as to where you got this problem. Are you not taking a class in partial differential equations? If you are, then you should have encountered the "method of characteristics".
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