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Yuemile Wang
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Question about the constant C
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September 20, 2014, 10:19:03 PM »
C is arbitrary but how to find a way to determine C with an exact number. Can I just let the initial condition to be 0, then get C=0 with the corresponding equilibrium. Also I found in Chapter 2.1, C is equal to 1 for many differential equation.
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Victor Ivrii
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As long as we have just an equation constant $C$ (and from Chapter 3 constants $C_1$, $C_2$, â€¦ , $C_m$ where $m$ is an order of equation) is arbitrary. We need initial conditions to find them. There is no significance in $C=0$ or $C=1$ etc
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