# The Calc/diff Menu; Solution To Linear And Non-linear Equations - HP 48gII User Manual

Graphing calculator.

provides functions for the solution of differential equations. The menu is listed
below with system flag 117 set to CHOOSE boxes:
These functions are briefly described next. They will be described in more
detail in later parts of this Chapter.
DESOLVE: Differential Equation SOLVEr, provides a solution if possible
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ILAP: Inverse LAPlace transform, L
[F(s)] = f(t)
LAP: LAPlace transform, L[f(t)]=F(s)
LDEC: solves Linear Differential Equations with Constant coefficients, including
systems of differential equations with constant coefficients

### Solution to linear and non-linear equations

An equation in which the dependent variable and all its pertinent derivatives
are of the first degree is referred to as a linear differential equation.
Otherwise, the equation is said to be non-linear. Examples of linear
2
2
differential equations are: d
x/dt
+ β⋅(dx/dt) + ω
⋅x = A sin ω
t, and ∂C/∂t
o
f
2
2
+ u⋅(∂C/∂x) = D⋅(∂
C/∂x
).
An equation whose right-hand side (not involving the function or its derivatives)
is equal to zero is called a homogeneous equation. Otherwise, it is called
non-homogeneous. The solution to the homogeneous equation is known as a
general solution. A particular solution is one that satisfies the non-
homogeneous equation.
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