Beginner Differential Equations

Hello,

I've just started on separating differential equations and am just having a little trouble on how to proceed with this sort of question.

I understand that the y needs to be bough to the left, and then the formal separation of occurs - as my tutor puts it.

This is where it breaks down a little bit for me...I'd assume that we need to get y to its simplest form, but I don't know how to do that...

That isn't right (I'm assuming), so can someone point me in the direction of the correct step.

Thanks :)

Re: Beginner Differential Equations

Your seperation is good but

So you should get

Re: Beginner Differential Equations

First, when you separate the variables to get:

you should note that you are losing the trivial solution .

Then integrating with respect to , we have:

As noted above, you have integrated incorrectly.

Re: Beginner Differential Equations

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**TheEmptySet** Your seperation is good but

So you should get

Ahh, of course...It's basically .

I was treating it as or something like that.

Thank you!! :)