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I Classification of differential equation

  1. Feb 16, 2017 #1

    I have an equation that takes the form: ax''-by' + c = 0 where x'' is second order with respect to time and y' is first order with respect to time. Would this be classed as a partial differential equation?

    Thanks very much for your help :)
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  3. Feb 16, 2017 #2


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    Partial differential equations deal with functions of more than one variable. It looks as if yours is a single independent variable only equation.
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