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I just finished solving about 10 different DEs, but this one has me totally confused. It says:

(R)dQ/dt + (Q/C) = 0, with initial condition Q(0) = Q_0?

Most of the problems ive done thus far have looked like: y' + (2/t)y = (cost)/(t^2), with initial cond y(pi) = 0 and t>0 for example.

So then the RdQ/dt problem is confusing me. I mean, dQ, dt, R, C and Q.. How am I supposed to solve this? Please clarify what they are asking.. I can do these problems but there seems to be 3 variables in this problem?? please help, thanks

Also, shouldnt the correct notation put the R in front of dQ/dt? so it should look like dQ/dt (R) + Q(1/C) = 0 ??

2. Relevant equations

Specifically, if you could show me how this: (R)dQ/dt + (Q/C) = 0 , is similar to this: y' + p(x)y = q(x) .. I know that y' is the same thing as dy/dx, so is dQ/dt the same as saying Q' ? and if so, then R is the variable right? If that is true then what is C??

3. The attempt at a solution

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Completely confused about differential equation notation

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