Hi

I've recently starting using Matlab and am trying to verify all work that I do by hand using it.

y'' + 4y' + 3y = 5e^-3x

By hand I get

y = A/e^x + B/e^3x - 5x/(2e^3x)

but with dsolve, there's anextra term...

dsolve('D2y + 4*Dy + 3*y = 5*exp(-x*3)','x')

ans = C5/exp(x) - (5*x)/(2*exp(3*x))- 5/(4*exp(3*x))+ C6/exp(3*x)

I can't work out what is going on - the ODE is simple to solve by hand so have I made a silly mistake in the matlab implementation?

Thanks for having a look!

Iota