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Homework Help: What type of question is this?

  1. Aug 19, 2008 #1
    methord to use?

    find the solution of the initial value problem y'+(3/x)y=e2x/x3 y(1)=1
     
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  3. Aug 19, 2008 #2
    What type of question do you think it is?
     
  4. Aug 19, 2008 #3

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    This is a linear differential equation. Probably the simplest way to do it is to find an integrating factor. Can you find a function, [itex]\mu(x)[/itex] such that
    [tex]\frac{d\mu y}{dx}= \mu\frac{dy}{dx}+\frac{d\mu}{dx}y= \mu\frac{dy}{dx}+(3\mu /x^3)y[/tex]?
     
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