# Could you help me solve first order diff eq?

hangainlover
dv/dt=g-(k/m)*v^2
i thought about all sorts of diff eq solving techniques
but nothing comes up to my mind

dv/(g-(k/m)*v^2)=dt
but it doesn't really help ...

MaxPlank
I think it's quite correct, but there could be some errors in calculation..anyway:

http://spiro.fisica.unipd.it/~mimo/altro/sol.JPG [Broken]

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hi hangainlover!

(try using the X2 tag just above the Reply box )

learn your list of standard integrals from the pf library

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Separation of variables seems to work. Just try to transform the integral $$\int \frac{1}{g-\frac{k}{m}v^2}dv$$ to the case xxvi of the standard integrals link provided by tiny-tim.

$$g- \frac{k}{m}v^2$$
$$(\sqrt{g}- \sqrt{k/m}v)(\sqrt{g}+ \sqrt{k/m}v)$$