Post the equation that you need resolved, so I can see it.
I have (okay i cant get it to work.. it shows up in my latex but not here.. so here it is in non- latex format)
d/dt = [Math] \left[ \begin {array}{ccc} 1&0&0\\\noalign{\medskip}0&-1&1
\\\noalign{\medskip}0&0&-1\end {array} \right] [/tex]
I need to solve explicitly for y .. but i dont know how to sovle for explicitly.
-frig hold on im not sure wat my syntax error is.
This is about as close to trivial as you can get! That matrix equation reduces very quickly to three equations:
You should be able to solve for and and apparently you have done that since you are only asking about . Now put the function you got for into the equation for and you have a non-homogeneous equation for [itex]y_2[/sup]. Are you saying you cannot solve that?
I presume you got and . Putting that into the second equation, [tex]dy_2/dt= -y_2+ De^{-t}[/itex]. That's a linear equation with "integrating factor" [tex]e^{t}[/mathMultiplying the entire equation by , we have so and