(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

using the power series method (centered at t=0) y'+t^3y = 0 find the recurrence relation

2. Relevant equations

y= [tex]\sum a_{n}t^{n}[/tex] from n=0 to infinity

y'= [tex]\sum na_{n}t^{n-1}[/tex] from n=1 to infinity

3. The attempt at a solution

I went through and solved by putting the values from b into the equation and i got down to this:

a[tex]_{1}[/tex]+2a[tex]_{2}[/tex]t+3a[tex]_{3}[/tex]t[tex]^{2}[/tex]+[tex]\sum[na_{n}[/tex]+a[tex]_{n-4}][/tex]t[tex]^{n-1}[/tex] = 0

the 1 2 and 3 should be subscripted on a

I understand how to get an which i think i got right... i got a[tex]_{n}[/tex] = -a[tex]_{n-4}[/tex]/n whre n >= 4

But I don't understand what i do with the other part.. the a[tex]_{1}[/tex]+2a[tex]_{2}[/tex]t+3a[tex]_{3}[/tex]t[tex]^{2}[/tex]

Do i set it to 0 and solve for something? or do i set each individual component to 0. If i do ti this way and i find the power series solution by going through values of n until i find a pattern they all end up being 0 which can't be right. I'm completely lost.

Please let me know, this is due tomorrow and I have everything done except I don't understand what to do with this one. I just need to know what to do with that part, I can do the rest.

Thank you so much

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# Homework Help: Differential equations power series method

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