Differential equation

  1. somebody slove this differential equations

    1/y' = (1/y)+(1/x)

    thanx in advance
  2. jcsd
  3. Zurtex

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    Perhaps looking at it like this:

    [tex]\frac{1}{\frac{dy}{dx}} = \frac{1}{y} + \frac{1}{x}[/tex]

    [tex]\frac{dx}{dy} = \frac{1}{y} + \frac{1}{x}[/tex]

    [tex]x\frac{dx}{dy} = \frac{x}{y} + 1[/tex]

    lol, I'll stop there because I suddenly realise this is beyond me (but it looks in a 'nicer' form, perhaps it will help you)
  4. Your solution is just a peanut compared to where i have gone....there is still more to go...anyhow thanx for trying,do try nmore and figure out the solution.

  5. Zurtex

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    Well can you post what you have done please so others can help.
  6. Zurtex

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    I ran this through Mathematica: DSolve[1/(y'[x]) == 1/x + 1/y[x], y[x], x]

    And it gave me nothing sorry.

    Edit: Although I'm not used to using Mathematica and have yet to get it to solve the simplest thing I think I have inputed it right.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2004
  7. try seperation of variables...after that iam struggling to cotinue....
  8. Even though I just started learning differential equations, I thought I'd give this a try:







    I don't know what to do now, and I don't know if any of this is right, but I hope it'd be of some use.
  9. Zurtex

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    Err I still think this is beyond me but I think you made a mistake on the LHS going from the 4th to the 5th line as:

    [tex]\frac{d(xy)}{dx} = x\frac{dy}{dx} + y[/tex]
  10. I added a y to the LHS in the 4th step.
  11. Integral

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    What I see when I look at that equation is a family of hyperbolas very much like the simple lens equation. There is a change of variables and a rotation that will reduce this equation to something which may be separable. Unfortunately I do not have the time to do all of the algebra for you.

    Explore doing a change of variables, perhaps to polar coordinates, see what you get.
  12. How do you guys write the nice format of dy/dx and the fractions? Which program do you use, and you post them as photos?

    I'll help in solving it, but after knowing how to post a math solution :wink:
  13. They use LaTeX. See this thread for more info :smile:.
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