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Homework Help: Homogenous Ordinary Differential Equation

  1. Feb 27, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    known solutions:


    Determine the wronskian
    2. Relevant equations


    I also know how to find the wronskian via a determinant
    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have tried to divide out the first x2 term to make this a linear system, not sure how to simplify after this to find the characteristic solution.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 27, 2013
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 27, 2013 #2
    I found the answer using Abel's theorem.
  4. Feb 27, 2013 #3
    nvm: I see you found your answer.

    Isn't the complementary general solution equations you provided for differential equations with constant coefficients, rather than coefficients that are functions of a variable?
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  5. Feb 27, 2013 #4
    you are correct. I was confused with the question and obviously drew a blank.
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