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    9. What method I can use on this equation?

    It is Seperation of Variable, Homogeneous Equation, Exact Equation or Linear Equation?

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     a^2(dy-dx) = x^2 dy + y^2 dx ;  a is constant

    Answer
     2  tan^{-1}  \left(\frac{y}{a}\right)  = ln \left | \frac {c(x+a)}{(x-a)} \right |
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    Quote Originally Posted by redfox2600 View Post
    It is Seperation of Variable, Homogeneous Equation, Exact Equation or Linear Equation?

    Question
     a^2(dy-dx) = x^2 dy + y^2 dx ;  a is constant

    Answer
     2  tan^{-1}  \left(\frac{y}{a}\right)  = ln \left | \frac {c(x+a)}{(x-a)} \right |
    It clearly re-arranges into (a^2 - x^2) dy = (y^2 + a^2) dx and is therefore seperable.

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    Thank mr fantastic,

    Here is my partial solution.




    Separation of the variables:


     \frac {dy}{(a^2 + y^2)} = \frac {dx}{(a^2 - x^2)}

     \frac {dy}{(a^2 + y^2)} = \frac {dx}{(a + x)(a - x)}


    Right side of the equation:

     \int \frac {dx}{(a + x)(a - x)}

     \int \frac {dx}{(a + x)} \cdot \int \frac {dx}{(a-x)}

     \int \frac {dx}{(x+a)} \cdot \int \frac {dx}{-(x-a)}

     \int \frac {dx}{(x+a)} \cdot -\int \frac {dx}{(x-a)}

     ln \mid x + a \mid  -ln \mid x - a \mid +ln \mid c \mid

     ln \mid x + a \mid  - ln \mid x - a \mid +ln \mid c \mid

     ln \mid x + a \mid  + ln \left( \mid x - a \mid \right)^{-1} +ln \mid c \mid

     ln \left| \frac {(x + a)}{(x - a)} \right| +ln \mid c \mid

     ln \left| \frac {c(x + a)}{(x - a)} \right|

    Did I wrote the equation correctly? Correct me if I am wrong.


    Left side of the equation:

     \int \frac {dy}{(a^2 + y^2)}
    I'm stucked in this point. How can I go to the answer (left side of the equation)?

    Answer:
    2 tan^{-1} \frac {y}{a} = ln \left| \frac {c(x+a)}{(x-a)} \right|


    I think this theorem would be help. But I am not sure how to go to the answer.
    Theorem: Inverse Trigonometric Functions
     \frac {d}{dx} (tan^{-1}) = \frac {1}{1 + u^2} \frac {du}{dx}


    Thanks to all.
    Regards,
    Last edited by redfox2600; July 26th 2009 at 06:42 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redfox2600 View Post
    <br />
\int \frac {dx}{(x+a)} \cdot -\int \frac {dx}{(x-a)}<br />
     ln \mid x + a \mid  -ln \mid x - a \mid +ln \mid c \mid
    This is wrong. It's multiplication, not substraction
    Use partial fraction

    Left side of the equation:

     \int \frac {dy}{(a^2 + y^2)}
    I'm stucked in this point. How can I go to the answer (left side of the equation)?
    use substitution : y = a (tan theta)
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    thanks songoku.



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