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Kovacic's algorithm in Mathematica?
Posted:
Oct 9, 1996 2:10 PM


According "the book" for Mma 3.0, it includes an implementation of Kovacic's algorithm for second order linear ODEs. Does anyone know whether that was already implemented in Mma 2.2? I only have access to 2.2 out here, and it surely seems unable to solve any *irreducible* equation of the form y''[x] + r(x) y[x] == 0 for various r(x). It does solve some reducible equations of the above form, but you don't need Kovacic's algorithm for that.
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