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Homework Help: Help solving diff. eq.)

  1. Aug 28, 2010 #1
    Help:(solving diff. eq.)

    Hi
    how can I solve this problem:
    (y^2)y'=a.(x^1/2)+b.y
    a & b are constant and I don't know anything about a and b(I mean the range and ...).
    I solve this with MATLAB and MAPLE but they didn't give good answers.
    please help me how to find y(x).
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2010 #2
    Re: Help:(solving diff. eq.)

    I don't see a way to solve it in any elementary functions.
    it's a non-linear non-homogeneous ODE, with two different powers of y(x) in it.
    Maple also gives a non elementary function solution, i think that is the best you can get :)
     
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