Without using $\LaTeX$, I would write the integrating factor as either:Ok so if its in this form
I will always compute the integral with
Or only then because of P(x) in the problem
Thanks so much!
Without using $\LaTeX$, I would write the integrating factor as either:
μ(x)=exp(∫P(x)dx ) or μ(x)=e^(∫P(x)dx)
Yes, this is how it is computed because of the special nature of the derivative of the exponential function with $e$ as the base. Did you understand how it allows the left side of the ODE in standard linear form to be simplified as the derivative with respect to $x$ of the product $y(x)\cdot\mu(x)$?