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5: Second Order Ordinary Differential Equations

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    106832
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    Chapter Objectives

    • Be able to obtain the general solution of any homogeneous second order ODE with constant coefficients.
    • Be able to obtain particular solutions when initial conditions are given.
    • Understand how to solve the equation of motion of a pendulum and a spring in non-viscous and viscous media.
    • Understand how to solve the Schrödinger equation for the one dimensional particle in the box. Obtain the normalized eigenfunctions and the eigenvalues.


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