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Re: Help with differential equation

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  • Subject: [mg112248] Re: Help with differential equation
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <kjm at KevinMcCann.com>
  • Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2010 06:36:35 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <i627tc$b9$1@smc.vnet.net>

I am sure will get a number of replies, but the correct functional call 
for cosine is:
		Cos[y]

not cos[y].

Kevin

mathpavi wrote:
> Dear experts,
> I tried solving  the following differential equation using DSolve:
> 
> y' ' [x]+a( y' [x] ) = b( cos[y] )
> 
> But I got error message which asked me to provide proper arguments for
> cos..
> So I changed cos[y] to cos[kx] and obtained solution...
> However, I have to solve the equation by keeping cos[y] in order to
> obtain a solution of relevance to my work.
> Please help.
> praveen
> 


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