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Re: is this solvable?

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  • Subject: [mg56614] Re: is this solvable?
  • From: Peter Pein <petsie at>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 01:27:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <d4sov7$ale$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

ames_kin at wrote:
> 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.

 I guess you'll get infinitely many solutions. Your system is obviously
underestimated. I would say, the best you can expect, is to get b[t] in
dependence on a[t].

Peter Pein

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