# Variable Coeff: y' - (x^2)y = 0

• July 25th 2010, 11:40 PM
Shananay
Variable Coeff: y' - (x^2)y = 0
We started a section on variable coefficients and covered Cauchy-Euler equations, variation of parameters and reduction to constant coefficients... but so far every one of these problems is similar in that the degree of each x coefficient equals the order of the corresponding derivative.

Now I am asked to solve $y'-x^2y=0$ and I am stuck. How can I solve this or start to solve this?
• July 26th 2010, 02:49 AM
Ackbeet
Try separation of variables.
• July 26th 2010, 04:42 AM
Shananay
D'OH!

Thank you kindly.
• July 26th 2010, 05:31 AM
Ackbeet
You're welcome. Have a good one!