It's a Cauchy-Euler equation. You assume that the solution is of the form . Thus, the characteristic equation for the ODE in question is .

I'm sure you can finish this off.

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- January 3rd 2011, 07:32 PM #1

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- January 3rd 2011, 07:42 PM #2
It's a Cauchy-Euler equation. You assume that the solution is of the form . Thus, the characteristic equation for the ODE in question is .

I'm sure you can finish this off.