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Homework Help: 1st Differential Equation

  1. Aug 4, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    y'(xk1-k2)+y(xk3-K4)=K5

    Where k1-k5 are constant.

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have no idea what to do...
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2007
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  3. Aug 4, 2007 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    Does xk1 mean k1 times x?

    What course is this for? I can think of a number of ways to do this (it is what is called a "linear first order differential equation with variable coefficients") but which would be appropriate for you depends upon what techniques you know.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2007 #3
    Hi,

    xk1 means k1 times x.

    I guess i need the easiest techniques.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2007 #4
    Write it in the form,
    [tex]y'+p(x)y=q(x)[/tex]
    And use the integrating factor method.
     
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