Re: is this solvable?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg56599] Re: is this solvable?*From*: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>*Date*: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 01:27:08 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi, there is no general solution, because you have two unknowns and only one equation. Regards Jens <ames_kin at yahoo.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:d4sov7$ale$1 at smc.vnet.net... > a'[t] + b'[t]== -p1 a[t] - p2 b[t] > > where {a[0]== a0, b[0]== b0} > > is this solvable in Mathematica? If so, how will > I go about doing so? > > let's assume a[0]== a0, and b[0]==b0 > > if symbolic solution isn't possible, then intial > conditions of > a[0]== 1, and b[0]==0.5 couild be used...(or any > other numbers for that > matter) > > thanks in advance. >