Given:Second order ODE: x" + 2x' + 3x = 0(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Find:

a) Write equation as first order ODE

b) Apply eigenvalue method to find general soln

Solution:

Part a, is easy

a) y' = -2y - 3x

now, how do I do part b? Do I solve it as a [1x2] matrix?

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