d2y/dx2 + (x^2)(y^2) = x, y(0) = y(2) = 0

why cant this be solved algebraically? or can it?

and if so, how?

many thanks

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- Feb 24th 2009, 08:14 AM #1

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- Feb 26th 2009, 08:22 AM #5

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sorry to be persistent.. I just want to make sure I understand exactly

so how could you tell straight away that it couldnt be solved? is there a name for such equations? what characteristics make it such that it cant be solved?

many thanks - much appreciated

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