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Homework Help: Diff eqn problem

  1. Sep 7, 2006 #1
    well im confused on what the problem is saying:

    "For what value(s) of the constant (lamda) will y = exp((lamda)x) be a solution of the given differential equation? If there are no such (lamda)'s, state that."

    what the hell is y = exp? if exp is an exponent, would that, differentiated, be 0?

    any help would be appreciated :)
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2006
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 7, 2006 #2
    ah, just found out what it means. for some reason the book didnt say that e is written as exp in ch 1, but instead says so in ch 21. go figure
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