I have found that the two roots for this are

So,

After this, I get pretty lost trying to get the correct values for c1 and c2. Can someone help out with this part please? I know that the ans. to this problem is

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- Mar 8th 2010, 05:32 PMsteph3824Help with second order initial value problem

I have found that the two roots for this are

So,

After this, I get pretty lost trying to get the correct values for c1 and c2. Can someone help out with this part please? I know that the ans. to this problem is - Mar 8th 2010, 05:41 PMpickslides
- Mar 9th 2010, 05:57 PMsteph3824
Well that's what I'm needing help with is the simplifying. I think that but I'm not even positive this is correct, does it become ?

So if the first thing is correct you get and then

I don't really know if that is correct and if it is how do you get c_1? I've forgotten the exponent rules and what not - Mar 9th 2010, 06:02 PMpickslides
I get

- Mar 9th 2010, 06:03 PMsteph3824
Nevermind, after working with the numbers a bit I have figured it out :)