(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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solve using the method of undetermined coefficients

2. Relevant equations

v(t)=a*t*e^-t + be^-t + ct + d

3. The attempt at a solution

what i could do is that i replaced v(t) for x in the equation and got the following

Aa=-a

Ab=a-b-(1,0)

Ac=-(0,1)

Ad=c

now im not sure how to continue from here i was told that vector a = (alpha, alpha)

to plug this in into the Ab equation so it ends up like this

(A+I)b=(alpha -1, alpha)

but that is giving me that 1 = 0 and im stuck there

any help is appreciated

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# Homework Help: Method of undetermined coefficients

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