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Second-Order Differential Equations

  • J. David LoganEmail author
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Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

Second-order differential equations are one of the most widely studied classes of differential equations in mathematics, physical science, and engineering. One sure reason is that Newton’s second law of motion is expressed as a law that involves acceleration of a particle, which is the second derivative of position. Thus, general one-dimensional mechanical systems are governed naturally by second-order equations.

Keywords

General Solution Erential Equation Homogeneous Equation Independent Solution Computer Algebra System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media,LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Nebraska—LincolnLincolnUSA

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