Okay.. Can anyone explain me, how to solve this problem: .. when and

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Originally Posted by MissWonder Okay.. Can anyone explain me, how to solve this problem: .. when The Characteristic Equation is . Since the solution of the characteristic equation is repeated, the solution will be of the form . We can also see that . Applying the initial conditions gives and . Solving the equations simultaneously gives . Thus .

Applying the initial conditions gives and . Where do you get that last part from?

Originally Posted by MissWonder Applying the initial conditions gives and . Where do you get that last part from? The reply given was quite clear. Go back and read it carefully. Especially the part where the given initial condition y'(0) = 0 is substituted into the rule for y'.