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Homework Help: 1st ODE

  1. May 11, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i kind of get how to do normal ODEs but this one would have a function in terms of y and x that i would have to intergrate as the intergrating factor - i don't think this is the right way to go.
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  3. May 11, 2008 #2


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    Have you learnt what is an exact differential equation?
  4. May 11, 2008 #3
    i think so
  5. May 11, 2008 #4


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    Well, then you should know how to solve this. That was essentially how to solve it. Find the potential function.
  6. May 11, 2008 #5
    hmmm - myabe not then - do you have a good link for how to learn how to slove this sort of equation? wikipedia isnt too helpfull
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  8. May 11, 2008 #7
    thanks - they are spot on.
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