The question:

Write down theformof the particular solution you should try when solving the non-homogeneous differential equation

My answer:

Does this look correct? Thanks.

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- Feb 5th 2011, 07:51 PMGlitchNeed a general solution checked
**The question:**

Write down the**form**of the particular solution you should try when solving the non-homogeneous differential equation

**My answer:**

Does this look correct? Thanks. - Feb 5th 2011, 07:55 PMdwsmith
- Feb 5th 2011, 08:09 PMProve It
What you've written is the Characteristic Solution, not the Particular Solution.

Since your RHS of the DE is of the family , you would normally choose as a particular solution.

But since appears in your Characteristic Solution, you would then normally choose as a particular solution.

But since appears in your Characteristic Solution, you would then normally choose as a particular solution.

So I agree with the OP's choice of . - Feb 5th 2011, 08:11 PMdwsmith
- Feb 5th 2011, 08:40 PMGlitch
Sorry, my title was probably misleading. Thanks guys.