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Double checking needed on 2 Differential Equations

  1. Jun 7, 2005 #1
    Problem 1:

    Find solution for:


    using power series methods.

    Answer 1:

    I get a recursion formula:


    and a final answer:


    Does that look right?

    Problem 2:

    Use Euler's method to solve:


    Answer 2:

    Using the quadratic equation to solve for r:



    Which means that:

    [tex]\lambda\,=\,\frac{1}{4}[/tex] AND [tex]\mu\,=\,\frac{\sqrt{7}}{4}[/tex]

    And finally:


    Thanks for the checking in advance!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2005
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 7, 2005 #2
    Mathematica agrees with both of your solutions. Well done.

  4. Jun 7, 2005 #3
    Thanks alot

    I need to get that program someday!
  5. Jun 7, 2005 #4
    It's possible that your college has a license for it and will give it to you. Why don't you contact your IT department and ask?

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