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Differential equation solutions

  1. Oct 6, 2009 #1
    When does a differential equation have a solution of the form Ae^(kt)?
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  3. Oct 6, 2009 #2


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    When it is a linear equation with constant coefficients and k is a root of the characteristic equation.
  4. Oct 6, 2009 #3
    Are you always supposed to create a characteristic equation when solving a linear equation?
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