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Topic: differential equation
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Kevin J. McCann

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Re: differential equation
Posted: Jul 20, 1996 1:56 AM
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Poon Ming Yan (pmhui) wrote:
> I have a differential equation to solve, which is
> f''(x) + f(x)( A*cos[B*x] - K ) == 0
> where A,B and K are constants.
> Is it a mathieu equation ??


Check out Abramowitz and Stegun Handbook of Mathematical Functions ("Big
Red") Chapter 20:

Mathieu DE:

y'' + [a - 2q cos(2x)]y=0

is the canonical form.




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