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Night Sections Problem 2

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**Victor Ivrii**:

4.3 p 239, # 4

Find a particular solution and then the general solution of the following ODE

\begin{equation*}

y'''-y'= 2 \sin t .

\end{equation*}

**Victor Lam**:

General solution is the summation of the homogeneous and particular solutions. See attachment.

**Rudolf-Harri Oberg**:

We start by solving $r^3-r=0$ which gives that $r_1=0, r_2=1, r_3=-1$.

Variation of parameters is not a good method to guess a particular solution here. You can try guessing that the particular solution is $Y_p=A\sin(t)+B\cos(t)$ or just look at the equation and deduce that $Y_p=\cos(t)$

So, general solution to the equation is

$Y_G=\cos(t)+c_1+c_2e^t+c_3e^{-t}$.

**Victor Ivrii**:

Observing that the r.h.e. is an odd function and equation contains only odd derivatives we look for even solution: $y_p= A\cos(t)$ which makes easy problem even easier.

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