dy/dx = (2 co2x - sin2x + y2)/ 2 cos x , -pi/2<x<pi/2
show that the substitution y(x) = sin x + (1/u(x)) yields the deferential equation for u(x),
du/dx = -u tanx - (1/2) sec x
Hence find the solution y(x) to the original deferential equation that satisfies the condition
y(0) = 2. Find the interval on which the solution to the initial value problem is defined.
Im having trouble doing this question. I have had about 4 attempts and can not seem to get to the du/dx they have. I'm solving the y= sinx +1/u to give dy/du= cosx -u-2
and then letting that = the original dy/dx. Is this the way to go about it or am i missing something? i also rearrange the substitution so u= 1/(y-sin x).
Sep 21st 2013, 08:37 PM
Re: First order ode
I just realised that we have the exactly same question lol