How can this problems be worked out?

dy/dx + xy/4-x^2 =1 solve this equation for y when x=0 , y=1 and the abs val of x is less than 2.

I know some calculus, but I need help with this. Thank you.

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- May 18th 2010, 07:12 PMskydiver1921Solve dy/dx + xy/4-x^2 =1
How can this problems be worked out?

dy/dx + xy/4-x^2 =1 solve this equation for y when x=0 , y=1 and the abs val of x is less than 2.

I know some calculus, but I need help with this. Thank you. - May 18th 2010, 09:17 PMsilencecloak
- May 19th 2010, 06:26 AMskydiver1921
No, because I need to solve for Y not Y-prime. I think there is a method to get Y on its own and then plug in the variables.

- May 19th 2010, 06:32 AMmr fantastic
- May 19th 2010, 06:36 AMskydiver1921
Is this a first order differential equation? I'm asking because I do not know how to perform the technique Mr. Fantastic suggested.

- May 19th 2010, 06:41 AMmr fantastic
- May 19th 2010, 08:15 AMskydiver1921
No, unfortunately our original teacher died before we could learn the material and our new substitute cannot speak english very well so it is very difficult to follow his teaching. He has assinged the problem and has not taught it. I need the solved version of this for him. Thank you very much for your help mr fantastic.

- May 19th 2010, 08:39 PMmr fantastic
Read this: Integrating Factor -- from Wolfram MathWorld

Watch this: YouTube - Diff Eq #3 Integrating Factor Example

Now attempt the question. Show all your working and say where you get stuck.