Differential equations/Integrating factors
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If the expression is not exact or homogeneous, an integrating factor can be found so that the equation:
There are 2 approaches to a solution.
- If the function is of the form , then the integrating factor is .
If the function is of the standard form , then the integrating factor is or .
- Substitute the integration factor into the equation and solve.