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So a function like y + yy' = ? would be first order, y + y'' would be second order, but something like y^4 +3yy' would still be first order right?

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So a function like y + yy' = ? would be first order, y + y'' would be second order, but something like y^4 +3yy' would still be first order right?

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Yep, you've got it.

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That's "degree". Though the original post should have referred to "order of the diffential equation", not "order of the function".dextercioby said:The "order of the functions" (the power that "y" or its derivatives have in the ODE) gives the nonlinear character...

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