# Homework Help: Riccati equation

1. Jan 28, 2010

### steveonyango

How can the Riccati equation of the form
\frac{dy(x)}{dx}=\cos \omega x +\alpha y(x) -4\cos \omega x y^{2}(x)
be solved? I have tried using Mathematica 5 and I can't solve it! PLEASE HELP

2. Jan 28, 2010

### LCKurtz

Don't forget the tex tags around your equation. You can always preview your post:

$$\frac{dy(x)}{dx}=\cos \omega x +\alpha y(x) -4\cos \omega x y^{2}(x)$$