i'm looking at a question that asks to reduce the following second order equation to a frist order and find the solution

y"+y'=x+1

does this mean reduction of order?

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- Sep 1st 2006, 06:06 PMaction259reduction of order?
i'm looking at a question that asks to reduce the following second order equation to a frist order and find the solution

y"+y'=x+1

does this mean reduction of order? - Sep 1st 2006, 11:56 PMCaptainBlackQuote:

Originally Posted by**action259**

$\displaystyle

v'+v=x+1

$

which is of first order rather than second.

RonL