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Abel's formula

  1. Jan 16, 2007 #1


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    When dealing with Abel's formula for the wronskian of a second order ODE:

    [tex] W(R)=Ce^{-\int p_1(R)dR}[/tex]

    and assuming that you don't know the homogeneous solutions but you know their asymptotic behavior at infinity and at the origin, how is the constant C calculated?

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  3. Feb 24, 2007 #2
    Do you know the behavior of the 1st-order derivatives at the origin? You can take C = W(0) it the integral of p_1 has 0 for lower limit. Or, is the problem more involved than that?
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