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Solution of ODE

  1. May 18, 2010 #1
    How can this equation be solved?

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  3. May 18, 2010 #2


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    By separation of variables.


    Now you can integrate both sides.
  4. May 19, 2010 #3
    The integral of the dx side requires decomposition into partial fractions.
  5. May 19, 2010 #4
    Many thanks!
    I'm a bit rusty in solving ODE's and was having a hard time trying to solve this one..
  6. May 22, 2010 #5
    dx/(ax(b-x)) = dx/abx + dx/ab(b-x)
    = dx/abx - d(b-x)/ab(b-x)
    and then you can integrate these terms.
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