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May 21st, 2017, 05:48 PM  #1 
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Hello All Please help me to solve this differential equation which is nonexact. $(x^2 y^2+y^4+2x)dx+2y(x^3+xy^2+1)dy=0$ Thank you 
May 23rd, 2017, 07:59 AM  #2 
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May 23rd, 2017, 05:59 PM  #3 
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If $u = x^3 + xy^2\!$, $x^2u(1 + 3x^3)dx  x^3(1 + u)du = 0$, which is separable.

May 23rd, 2017, 07:15 PM  #4 
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May 23rd, 2017, 07:27 PM  #5  
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$x^2u(1+3x^3)dx=x^3(1+u)du$ $\dfrac{1+3x^3}{x}dx = \dfrac{1+u}{u}du$ $\left(\dfrac 1 x + 3x^2\right)dx = \left(\dfrac 1 u + 1\right)du$ $\ln(x) + x^3 = \ln(u) + u + C$ and you can take it from there  
May 23rd, 2017, 09:12 PM  #6  
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Please help!!!  
May 23rd, 2017, 09:51 PM  #7 
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If $x$ and $y$ have to be real, one can write $\lnx + x^3 = \lnu + u + \text{C}$. If the equation isn't exact and one can't find an integrating factor that makes it exact, it's difficult to know whether some substitution will enable separation of variables. Once the variables are separated, the equation is exact of course. Last edited by skipjack; May 23rd, 2017 at 09:58 PM. 
May 24th, 2017, 04:51 AM  #8  
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A "separable differential equation" is simply one in which you can put all "x" terms, as well as dx, on one side of the equation, all "y" terms, as well as dy, on the other side, and integrate both separately. For example, $\displaystyle \frac{dy}{dx}= x^3y xy$ is "separable" because it can be written $\displaystyle \frac{dy}{dx}= (x^3 x)y$ and then as $\displaystyle \frac{dy}{y}= (x^3 x)dx$. Since all x and y terms have been "separated", we can integrate each separately: $\displaystyle \ln(y)= \frac{1}{4}x^4 \frac{1}{2}x^2+ C$. Last edited by skipjack; May 24th, 2017 at 07:33 AM.  
May 24th, 2017, 05:52 PM  #9  
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And also I want to know how $x^2u(1+3x^3)dxx^3(1+u)du=0$ is developed from $(x^2y^2+y^4+2x)dx+2y(x^3+xy^2+1)dy $ ? Thank you. Last edited by skipjack; May 24th, 2017 at 10:24 PM.  
May 25th, 2017, 12:41 AM  #10 
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The original differential equation can be written as $2xdx + 2ydy = 2x^3ydy  2xy^3dy  x^2y^2dx  y^4dx = (2xydy  y^2dx)(x^2 + y^2)$. By inspection, that has $y = ix$ and $y = ix$ as (complex) solutions. For other solutions, let $u = x^2 + y^2\!$, then $du = 2xdx + 2ydy$, and so $du + (2xydy + y^2dx)u = 0$. By using $e^{xy^2}\!$ as an integrating factor, the equation becomes exact and integrating gives $ue^{xy^2} = \text{C}$ (where $\text{C}$ is a constant), so $x^2 + y^2 = \text{C}e^{xy^2}\!$. What you got was equivalent. So why did I include an extra factor of $x$ in my original substitution? Well, one can write $\text{C}xe^{x^3} = (x^3 + xy^2)e^{x^3 + xy^2}\!$. For certain values of $x^3 + xy^2\!$, that implies $x^3 + xy^2 = \text{W}(Cxe^{x^3})$, where $\text{W}$ denotes the Lambert W function. That leads to $\displaystyle y = \sqrt{\text{W}\!\left(\text{C}xe^{x^3}\right)\!/x  x^2}$ or $\displaystyle y = \sqrt{\text{W}\!\left(\text{C}xe^{x^3}\right)\!/x  x^2}$. This can be pursued further, but, as you weren't asking for $y$ as an explicit function of $x$, I leave that to you. 

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