"Verify that the given differential equation is exact; then solve it."

(e^(x) * siny+ tany)dx+ (e^(x) * cosy+x* (secy)^2)dy= 0

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- Feb 25th 2009, 05:28 PMjohnnymath345Stumped
"Verify that the given differential equation is exact; then solve it."

(*e*^(*x*) * sin*y*+ tan*y*)*dx*+ (*e*^(*x*) * cos*y*+*x** (sec*y*)^2)*dy*= 0 - Feb 25th 2009, 10:36 PMmatheagle
To be exact, the term in front of dx must be

and the term in front of dy must be , WHERE the bottom line is to find that .

Ignore the silly N and M in must books, it's foolish.

Next from Clarabell's theorem

and in our case that's correct, we get in both cases.

So, it's exact. Hence integrate the wrt x

and wrt y to get this and when you integrate, don't just add +C

in the first case it's and the second it's . - Feb 26th 2009, 08:42 AMHallsofIvy
You mean

when you have more than one symbol after _ or ^, you need { } around them.

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and in our case that's correct, we get in both cases.

So, it's exact. Hence integrate the wrt x

and wrt y to get this and when you integratse, don't just add +C

in the first case it's and the second it's .

- Feb 26th 2009, 08:56 AMmatheagle
eye no, it was late and I was too tired to check, thanks