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tornado681

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This is the first time Ive stumbled across this site, but it appears to be extremely helpful. I am a meteorology grad student, and in my research, I have run across the following 2nd order non linear differential equation. It is of the form:

y'' + a*y*y' + b*y=0

where a and b are constants

Can this equation be solved analytically? If not, what program does one recommend for solving it numerically? There is also a slightly more complex form of this equation:

y'' + a*y*y' + b*y=c

where a, b and c are constants

If anyone could assist me in solving this or direct me to a source for solving it numerically, it would be most appreciated.

Thanks,

--tornado