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Re: DSolveConstants question

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  • Subject: [mg3731] Re: DSolveConstants question
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 02:53:10 -0400
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Richard W. Klopp wrote:

> THE BOOK, p. 783, says that I can use the option
> DSolveConstants -> (Module[{C}, C]&)
> to have Mathematica not restart the index, but this does not seem to 
> work.

At least for this part, the following is what you need:

In[1]:= DSolve[y''[x] == 0, y[x], x, DSolveConstants -> Module[{C}, C]]

Out[1]= {{y[x] -> C$2[1] + x C$2[2]}}

In[2]:= DSolve[y''[x] == 0, y[x], x, DSolveConstants -> Module[{C}, C]]

Out[2]= {{y[x] -> C$3[1] + x C$3[2]}}

Paul Abbott
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