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Re: Difference /recurrence equations

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  • Subject: [mg35129] Re: Difference /recurrence equations
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 19:55:01 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
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RSolve[{y[t + 2] - 2y[t + 1] + 3y[1] == 4}, y[t], t]


Andrew Biggs wrote:
> I'm new to Mathematica and am having trouble with inputting the
> equations I'm looking to solve. I know the basic input of RSolve, but
> can't quite get it. Here's a sample problem, if anyone could show me
> how to input into RSolve I can probably run with the ball after that.
> y(t+2) - 2Y(t+1) + 3Y(1) = 4
> With the part in brackets being a subscript denoting time. I know it
> sounds dumb, but I just don't know the input notatin well enough to
> get a problem typed in correctly, and the Mathematica book is a little
> overwhelming.
> Any help greatly appreciated!
> Andrew

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