Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32196-467-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-32196-467-0

Chapter 1 - First-Order Differential Equations - 1.6 First-Order Linear Differential Equations - Problems - Page 59: 2



Work Step by Step

Use an integration factor of $$\mu(x)=e^{\int P(x) dx}$$ where $P(x)=\frac{2}{x}$. $$\mu(x)=e^{\int \frac{2}{x}dx}=e^{2lnx}=e^{lnx^2}=x^2$$ Multiply the entire equation by this factor. $$x^2(\frac{dy}{dx}+\frac{2}{x}y=5x^2)$$ $$x^2\frac{dy}{dx}+2xy=5x^4$$ Integrate each side. Note how the left side becomes $y \times \mu(x)$. $$\int {x^2\frac{dy}{dx}+2xy}=\int 5x^4 dx$$ $$yx^2=x^5+C$$ Solve for $y$. $$y=x^3+Cx^{-2}$$
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