# 2nd order diff equations

## Homework Statement

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## The Attempt at a Solution

this isnt a straight forward calculate the soltion to a 2nd ode so im pretty stumped.

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## Answers and Replies

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Defennder
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Firstly, suppose y1 is a solution to y''+ay'+by=g(x). What then is a solution of y''+ay'+by=kg(x), where k is an arbitrary non-zero constant?

Secondly, note that a general solution to a non-homogenous linear ODE is its homogenous solution plus one particular solution to its nonhomogenous ODE.

solution to y''+ay'+by=kg(x) is ky1?

so the solution to y''+ay'+by=3g(x) is the complimentyery function + particular integral = 3y1 + y2?

Defennder
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That should be correct.

thanks!
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