What form should the particular solution of a 2nd order linear non homogeneous differential equation take when the right hand side is a constant?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

if the differential differential equation has the form

Ay''+By'+Cy = g(x)

where g(x) is a constant

what form should the particular solution take?

I know if g(x) is an exponential the "trial" solution should be A(e^x)

If g(x) is trigonometric it should be A(sin(x))+B(cos(x))

And If it is a polynomial of degree n it should be A(x^n) + B(x^(n-1)) ... +C(x^0)

But what if the differential equation is just Ay''+By'+Cy = D

Should the trial solution be a polynomial of degree 0?

So I would try

y = D

y' = 0

y'' = 0

which would leave me with

CD=D

which is useless

Please Help!

Thanks!

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# What guess should I use when the right hand side is a constant?

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