# Differential Equations IVP

1. Sep 18, 2008

### dm59

Use the variable change u = ln(y) to solve the IVP dy/dt = -y ln(y), y(1) = 2?

We haven't covered this in class yet so I do not know where to even start.

2. Sep 18, 2008

### gabbagabbahey

Well, you're given $$u(t)=ln(y(t))$$, so why not calculate $$y(t)$$ in terms of $$u(t)$$ and then differentiate to get $$\frac{dy}{dt}$$ in terms of $$u(t)$$ and $$\frac{du}{dt}$$ and then substitute these into your differential equation to get a DE in terms of u instead of y. What do you get when you do this?