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Variation of Parameters
From the auxilaiary equation we have
From the Wronskian:
So, we have:
The general solution is the sum of the general solution of theOriginally Posted by action259
homogeneous equation:
,
and a particular integral of the inhomogeneous equation.
The solution of the homogeneous equation is routine, for the inhomogeneous
use a trial solution of the form:
Then we find:
,
so , and .
Fitting the initial conditions is now just routine and left to the reader.
RonL
Its a typo, you will note it is implicit in the solution given. Comes fromOriginally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
typing a TeX version of the answer off of a scrap of paper.
It will be corrected.
RonL
Yes, but I only get the computer for short periods as the kids are playingOriginally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
games on it all day at the moment. So I have to do as much as possible off
line!
RonL
(I keeps saying I will set up a wirless network, but every time I
get close, someone finds something else to spend the budget on )
I had been contemplating posting a variation of parameters solution, butOriginally Posted by galactus
there was so much TeX involved, and it looked so ugly I went off looking
for another method.
Looking at the final result it is so ugly this could only have been set as an
exercises in variation of parameters method.
RonL
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