Why can't I simply integrate dy/dx? I'm not completely oblivious as to what is going on, but I'm just trying to get the details right.
Aug 3rd 2013, 11:30 AM
Re: Integrating dy/dx
What do you mean by "simply integrate dy/dx"? And with respect to what variable? I imagine you started with .
You could write this as . It is, of course easy to integrate on left to get just "y". But how are you going to integrate on the right? This is NOT a partial derivatives problem so you cannot just treat "y" like a constant- it is an unknown function of x so you cannot integrate it with respect to x.