What is the general solution of the differential equation # y''' + 4y'' = 0 #?

Answer 1

# y = Ax+B + Ce^(-4x) #

We have:

# y''' + 4y'' = 0 # ..... [A]
This is a Third order linear Homogeneous Differentiation Equation with constant coefficients. The standard approach is to find a solution, #y_c# of the homogeneous equation by looking at the Auxiliary Equation, which is the polynomial equation with the coefficients of the derivatives.

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The Auxiliary equation associated with the homogeneous equation of [A] is:

# m^3 +4m^2 = 0 # # m^2(m+4) = 0 #
Which has repeated solutions #m=0#, and a real distinct solution #m=-4#.

The roots of the axillary equation determine parts of the solution, which if linearly independent then the superposition of the solutions form the full general solution.

Thus the solution of the homogeneous equation is:

# y = (Ax+B)e^(0x) + Ce^(-4x) # # \ \ = Ax+B + Ce^(-4x) #
Note this solution has #3# constants of integration and #3# linearly independent solutions, hence their superposition is the General Solution.
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Answer 2

The general solution of the differential equation ( y''' + 4y'' = 0 ) is ( y(x) = c_1 + c_2e^{-4x} + c_3xe^{-4x} ), where ( c_1, c_2, ) and ( c_3 ) are arbitrary constants.

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