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    Help me with this equation with a parameter a. I can not even guess how I begin to solve it.

    y^3dy - (y^2+ax)dx = 0

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ment View Post
    Help me with this equation with a parameter a. I can not even guess how I begin to solve it.

    y^3dy - (y^2+ax)dx = 0

    Thanks!
    y^3\,dy - \left(y^2+a x\right)\,dx = 0 ~ \Leftrightarrow ~ y^3y' - y^2 - a x = 0 ~ \Leftrightarrow

    \Leftrightarrow ~ y^2\left(y^2\right)^\prime - 2y^2 - 2a x = 0 ~ \Leftrightarrow ~ \left\{\begin{gathered}y^2 = xp, \hfill \\ \left(y^2\right)^\prime = p + xp' \hfill \\ \end{gathered}\right\} ~ \Leftrightarrow

    \Leftrightarrow ~ xp\left(p + xp'\right) - 2xp - 2ax = 0 ~ \Leftrightarrow ~ xpp' = 2a  + 2p - p^2 ~ \Leftrightarrow

    \Leftrightarrow ~ \frac{dx}{x} = \frac{p\,dp}<br />
{2a  + 2p - p^2} ~ \Leftrightarrow ~ \ln|x| + C = \int \frac{p\,dp}<br />
{2a  + 2p - p^2}.


    Now consider three cases:

    #1. a \in \left(-\infty;\,- \frac{1}{2}\right)

    \int {\frac{{p\,dp}}{{ - 2a + 2p - {p^2}}}} = - \frac{1}{2}\int {\frac{{2 - 2p - 2}}{{ - 2a + 2p - {p^2}}}\,dp} =

    =  - \frac{1}<br />
{2}\int {\frac{{d\left( { - 2a + 2p - {p^2}} \right)}}<br />
{{ - 2a + 2p - {p^2}}}}  - \int {\frac{{dp}}<br />
{{2a - 1 + {{\left( {p - 1} \right)}^2}}}}  =

    = - \frac{1}{2}\ln\left|p^2 - 2p + 2a\right| - \frac{1}{{\sqrt {2a - 1} }}\int \frac{d\left(\dfrac{p - 1}{\sqrt{2a - 1}}\right)}{{1 + {{\left( {\dfrac{{p - 1}}{{\sqrt {2a - 1} }}} \right)}^2}}} =

    = -\frac{1}{2}\ln \left|p^2 - 2p + 2a\right| - \frac{1}{\sqrt{2a-1}}\arctan\frac{p-1}{\sqrt{2a-1}} + C.

    So, when a \in \left(-\infty;\,- \frac{1}{2}\right), you have this solution

    \ln|x| + C = - \frac{1}{2}\ln\left|\frac{y^4}{x^2} - \frac{2y^2}{x} + 2a\right| - \frac{1}{\sqrt{2a - 1}}\arctan \frac{\dfrac{y^2}{x} - 1}{\sqrt{2a - 1}} ~ \Leftrightarrow

    \Leftrightarrow ~ \frac{1}{2}\ln\left|y^4 - 2xy^2 + 2ax^2\right| + \frac{1}{\sqrt{2a - 1}}\arctan \frac{y^2 - x}{x\sqrt{2a - 1}} = C.


    #2. If a =-\frac{1}{2} then

    \int \frac{pdp}{-1 + 2p - p^2}  =  - \int \frac{p\,dp}{(p - 1)^2}  =  - \int \frac{1+p-1}{(p-1)^2}\,dp =

    = - \int \frac{dp}{(p - 1)^2}  - \int \frac{dp}{p - 1} = \frac{1}<br />
{p - 1} - \ln|p - 1| + C.

    So, when a =-\frac{1}{2}, you have this solution

    \ln|x| + C = \frac{1}{\dfrac{y^2}{x} - 1} - \ln\left|\frac{y^2}{x} - 1\right| ~ \Leftrightarrow ~ \frac{x}{y^2 - x} - \ln \left|y^2 - x\right| = C.


    #3. If a \in \left(-\frac{1}{2};\,+\infty\right) then

    \int\frac{p\,dp}{2a + 2p - p^2} = - \frac{1}{2}\int \frac{2 - 2p - 2}{2a + 2p - p^2}\,dp =

    = \int\frac{dp}{2a + 2p - p^2} - \frac{1}{2}\int \frac{d\left(2a + 2p - p^2\right)}{2a + 2p - p^2} =

    = \int\frac{dp}{2a + 1 - \left( p - 1\right)^2}  - \frac{1}{2}\ln\left|2a + 2p - p^2\right| =

    = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2a + 1}}\int \frac{d\left(\dfrac{p - 1}{\sqrt{2a + 1}}\right)}{1 - \left(\dfrac{p - 1}{\sqrt {2a + 1}}\right)^2} - \frac{1}{2}\ln \left|2a + 2p - p^2\right| =

    = \frac{1}{2\sqrt{2a + 1}}\ln\left|\frac{p - 1 + \sqrt{2a + 1}}{p - 1 - \sqrt {2a + 1}}\right| - \frac{1}{2}\ln \left|2a + 2p - p^2\right| + C.

    So, when a \in \left(-\frac{1}{2};\,+\infty\right), you have this solution

    \ln \left| x \right| + C = \frac{1}<br />
{{2\sqrt {2a + 1} }}\ln \left| {\frac{{\dfrac{{{y^2}}}<br />
{x} - 1 + \sqrt {2a + 1} }}<br />
{{\dfrac{{{y^2}}}<br />
{x} - 1 - \sqrt {2a + 1} }}} \right| - \frac{1}<br />
{2}\ln \left| {2a + \frac{{2{y^2}}}<br />
{x} - \frac{{{y^4}}}<br />
{{{x^2}}}} \right| ~ \Leftrightarrow

    \Leftrightarrow ~ \frac{1}<br />
{{2\sqrt {2a + 1} }}\ln \left| {\frac{{{y^2} - \left( {1 - \sqrt {2a + 1} } \right)x}}<br />
{{{y^2} - \left( {1 + \sqrt {2a + 1} } \right)x}}} \right| - \frac{1}<br />
{2}\ln \left| {2a{x^2} + 2x{y^2} - {y^4}} \right| = C.
    Last edited by DeMath; January 14th 2010 at 02:35 PM. Reason: supplement
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