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**tnsten** I have the equation y'' = -4y <=> y'' + 4y = 0. This means, I suppose, that I can only find a homogenous solution. Or rather that the particular solution and the homogenous one are the same.

r^2 + 4 = 0 <=> r = +- 2i. So y = Acos2x + Bsin2x. I know from the problem that y(0) = 10. So A*1 + B*0 = 10 <=> A = 10.

Now the purpose is to find out when y = 0 for the first time. To do this I need to find out B. How can I do that? (B=0, but how do I know this?)

Also I'm not studying math in English so I'm not sure if I got the name for everything right, please tell me if anythings wrong!

Thanks in advance!