## anonymous 3 years ago integrating factor for linear differential equations

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1. anonymous

... What?

2. anonymous

it is a factor which when multiplied both sides to a linear ODE becomes an exact differential

3. UnkleRhaukus

$y'+p(x)y=q(x)\\\qquad\qquad\mu(x)=e^{\int p(x)\mathrm dx}\\\big(\mu (x)y(x)\big)'= \mu (x)q(x)$