Hi.

Solve the Initial value problem:

(theres nothing said about 'a' and 'b')

does anyone know how to solve it, because i dont

Thanks so much!

Rapha

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- November 11th 2008, 03:18 AMRaphaInitial value problem
Hi.

Solve the Initial value problem:

(theres nothing said about 'a' and 'b')

does anyone know how to solve it, because i dont

Thanks so much!

Rapha - November 11th 2008, 08:16 AMOpalg
Let . Then . This says that , with initial conditions x(0)=y(0)=1. The equation for y should be easy to solve. Then substitute the formula for y into the equation for x. Again, it will be a reasonably easy ordinary differential equation (but there will be two different forms of the solution, depending on whether a=b or not).

- November 12th 2008, 07:53 AMRapha
- November 12th 2008, 10:42 AMOpalg