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differential equation
Posted: Jul 6, 2017 11:53 PM
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On Tuesday, 2 August 07:30:36 UTC+10, none Rouben Rostamian wrote:
> In article <>,

> zz <> wrote:
> >y''''=(a+b*x)*y,a,b are constant. any hints or links, or good math
> >handbook recommendation? thanks.

> I tried this in Maple. It did not find an explicit solution.
> A series solution is possible, as in:
> y(x) = u[0] + u[1] x + 1/2 u[2] x^2 + 1/6 u[3] x^3
> + 1/24 a u[0] x^4 + (1/120 a u[1] + 1/120 b u[0]) x^5 + O(x^6),
> where u[i] is the ith derivative of y at x=0.
> --
> Rouben Rostamian

I tried this in wolfram, it cannot either. why?

reference math handbook

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