# Need help to solve one differential equation

1. Apr 6, 2009

### TimJ

Does anybody know how to solve this differential equation:

$$\frac{d^2 \theta}{dt^2}-A\sin(\theta)- \frac{B^2 \cos(\theta)}{ \sin^3(\theta) }=0$$

This is an equation that i get from the brachistochronic motion on the surface of a sphere.

2. Apr 6, 2009

### tiny-tim

Welcome to PF!

Hi TimJ! Welcome to PF!

(have a theta: θ and an omega: ω )
Try writing d2θ/dt2 = dω/dt = dω/dθ dθ/dt = ω dω/dθ = 1/2 d(ω2)dθ,

so d(ω2)/dθ = 2Asinθ + 2Bcotθcosec2θ

3. Apr 7, 2009