Hi, I am able to find the general solution in implicit form for single line equations but I'm really having trouble with this & would appreciate some assistance. Thanks
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Did you try separating variables?. Integrate both sides and don't forget the constant on the right.
Originally Posted by galactus Did you try separating variables?. Integrate both sides and don't forget the constant on the right. Thank you & I'll give it a go now.
Okay so integrating both sides gives me this: Is this the implicit form or do I need to go further? I have an initial condition which I presume I can solve for c & then substitute back into this equation?
Yes, use your initial condition
Originally Posted by galactus Yes, use your initial condition Right I can see how you've done that (including the initial fraction for y which I left undone!) but where does the come from?
Originally Posted by bigroo Right I can see how you've done that (including the initial fraction for y which I left undone!) but where does the come from? I'm still not sure about that so I've left it as . Maybe someone will tell me otherwise. Also why did the denominator reverse? Substituting back into general equation for : Hence Would this satisfy my original question now or have I made it explicit? Thanks
Last edited by bigroo; Dec 9th 2009 at 08:29 AM.
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