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- Homework Statement
- Second order ODE
- Relevant Equations
- x‘’(t)+4x’(t)+8x(t) = f(t)
I wish to know if there is a method to work out x(t).
[No matter which form f(t) is]
Thank you~
[No matter which form f(t) is]
Thank you~
Oh， I haven‘t learned that^v^BvU said:You know PF: what's your attempt ? Know about Laplace transforms ?
A second-order differential equation is a mathematical equation that relates the second derivative of a function to the function itself. It is commonly used to model physical systems in fields such as physics, engineering, and economics.
The general method for solving a second-order differential equation involves finding a particular solution that satisfies the equation, and then combining it with the complementary solution, which is the solution to the associated homogeneous equation. This can be done using various techniques such as separation of variables, substitution, or using a series solution.
An initial value problem for a second-order differential equation involves finding a solution that satisfies the equation and a set of initial conditions, usually in the form of initial values for the function and its first derivative. A boundary value problem, on the other hand, involves finding a solution that satisfies the equation and a set of boundary conditions, usually at two or more distinct points.
Yes, a second-order differential equation can have multiple solutions. This depends on the specific equation and the initial or boundary conditions given. In some cases, there may be an infinite number of solutions.
Second-order differential equations are commonly used in physics to model the motion of objects under the influence of forces, such as in the case of a pendulum or a mass-spring system. They are also used in engineering to analyze the behavior of mechanical systems, and in economics to model changes in economic variables over time.