So I am an engineer and its been about two years since I have taken a differential equations class and the method in which to solve this has totally been lost to me. If anyone can help me out that would be great thanks.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

m1x1''+k(x2-x1)+b(x2'-x1')+F(t)=0

m2x2''+k(x1-x2)+b(x1'-x2')=0

I need to solve for x1 in terms of all over variables.

Here m1,m2,k,and b are constant. F(t) is some impulse force on the system. This is suppose to model a 2 mass spring damper system with an impulse force on one of the masses.

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# Having trouble solving this diff eq

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