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I would like to solve a second order ODE, by breaking it up into two first order ODES. However, I'm having a bit of difficultly here.

The ODE is [tex]y''=-(\frac{1}{x}y'+y)[/tex]

and the true solution is Bessel of first kind, order zero.

I have tried setting z=y' which means

z'=y''=the equation shown above.

However, I am having difficultly implementing the [tex]\frac{1}{x}[/tex]

I'm trying to program it in matlab, but none of the ODE solvers knows how to deal with the 1/x.

Any ideas?

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# Homework Help: Bessel ODE math problem

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