Re: A "singular" equation

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg14740] Re: [mg14704] A "singular" equation*From*: David Withoff <withoff>*Date*: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 17:53:42 -0500*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

> Trying to solve an ode ("Euler's" equation) Mathematica consistently > crashes as follows: > > % math > Mathematica 3.0 for Solaris > Copyright 1988-96 Wolfram Research, Inc. > -- Terminal graphics initialized -- > > In[1]:= DSolve[(1-x^2)y'[x]^2==(1-y[x]^2),y[x],x] Bus Error (core > dumped) > % > > This seems pretty bad form, I must say. This worked ok for me. Check with Wolfram Research tech support. Maybe you have a corrupted/old/etc copy of Mathematica. % math Mathematica 3.0 for Solaris Copyright 1988-97 Wolfram Research, Inc. -- Terminal graphics initialized -- In[1]:= DSolve[(1-x^2)y'[x]^2==(1-y[x]^2),y[x],x] 2 2 2 2 x - Sqrt[-1 + x ] + x C[1] + Sqrt[-1 + x ] C[1] Out[1]= {{y[x] -> -------------------------------------------------}} 2 C[1] Dave Withoff Wolfram Research