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Re: Can this ODE be solved?

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  • Subject: [mg15496] Re: Can this ODE be solved?
  • From: Paul Abbott <paul at>
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 04:22:42 -0500
  • Organization: University of Western Australia
  • References: <77f03h$>
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Harry Kiesel wrote:

> Mathematica 3.0 returned the following ODE unsolved. I beleive the
> solution involves special functions.
> Is there a way of sloving this type of equation with Mathematica.
> The equation is
>    (t-t^3/4)*D[G[t],t,t]+(t^2/4+2*x*t)*D[G[t],t]+(x+t/4)*G[t]==0.

I have not managed to solve this differential equation in terms of
special functions.  However, some comments about the solution can be
found in the following Notebook:


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