So, this is probably really easy, but it's been bugging me...is the following differential equation linear?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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e^{y'' + y} = 12

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'Cause can't you just take logarithms on both sides and get it to be

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y'' + y = \log 12

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I guess the question I'm trying to ask is...what operations are you allowed to take an ODE through in trying to put it in linear form?

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# Question about linear ODEs

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