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Homework Help: Solving simultaneous equation for an ODE BVP.

  1. Nov 17, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    We are getting a quick taste of Boundary Value Problems in my ODE class and the application is deflection of beams. Basically I get to the point where I need to solve for the constants, but each constant appears in each equation but the powers of L are throwing me off.

    2. Relevant equations

    c1L2 + c2L3 + woL4/24EI = 0

    2c1L + 3c2L2 + woL3/6EI = 0

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I've solved many systems with 2 equations and 2 unknowns but the L's and the powers are throwing me off. This is the only step holding me back from getting the correct answers for this section. Any help much appreciated! Thanks,

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