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For some reason, the syntax is not working and will not print what I

  1. Jun 11, 2010 #1
    For some reason, the syntax is not working and will not print what I am coding so I will just direct you to this link:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lane%E2%80%93Emden_equation" [Broken]

    I am trying to analytically find a solution to the second order differential equation for the case n = 5. I looked at a transformation method which introduces a new variable. It is theta = (x^w)(z), where z = 2/(n - 1) and x = e^t and they somehow reduced the LE to a new form which I cannot do.

    They also do not tell me what z is, so I don't know how to differentiate it.

    Anyone have some tips here?
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2010 #2

    Tom Mattson

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    Re: Ode

    They don't?

     
  4. Jun 14, 2010 #3
    Re: Ode

    Sorry, that was supposed to be w = 2/(n - 1), not z. Anyways, I think I am figuring it out now. Thanks.
     
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