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What makes this linear ODE linear?
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And is it a mistake that it says dx/dy instead of dy/dx ?
Hmm I'm pretty sure this is not linear is either x or y. Does the book say it is? :o
It's not from the book, straight from my prof. :/
Hmm ok maybe I'm mistaken c: Gimme few minutes to think about it.
the question is... explain why this ODE is linear and then solve it..
haha, that's okay, but then again... i'm screwed if YOU can't get it!
OH yes maybe it is a typo! Because it appears to be linear if that derivative term is dy/dx.
Otherwise I don't see a way to make it linear in x or y. Man I just took Diff EQ last semester, you would think I had remembered some of it :P grr
haha alrighty thanks. I will check with my prof.
@zepdrix, if it was dy/dx... What makes it learn? Just that it is in the right form?
Ummmm because we can get it into the form,\[\large y'+p(x)y=q(x)\] See how this form has no powers on y, and no weird functions of y,`like cos y`? If I remember correctly that's what makes it linear, if we can put it into that form.
okay, cool.. Sorta what I was thinking! Thanks again