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Consider the second-order linear homogeneous of differential equation.

  1. Aug 8, 2011 #1
    Convert the differential equation y"-4y'-12y=0 into a system of two first-order DEs.
    Write the system as a matrix equation.
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  3. Aug 9, 2011 #2


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    What is the problem? What have you done? Try writing z=y' and work out the equation for z'.
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