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B Where is the best place to put the arbitrary constant?

  1. Jul 1, 2016 #1
    I am having trouble to where to put the arbitrary constant in solving order differential equations. Because sometimes when I am solving, I can't really where to put the arbitrary constant if it is either the left side or right side.

    I am only at equations of order one.

    Plss keep it simple stupid.
     
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  3. Jul 1, 2016 #2
    "Left side" and "right side" doesn't really mean anything. Do you have a particular example in which this is causing you confusion?
     
  4. Jul 1, 2016 #3
    Usually there is an integration step where you integrate your equation over some variable x. You can add a constant, say C, after the integration because when you differentiate again, the constant will disappear. Question:
    does it matter if the constant is C, -C or 100*C ?
     
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