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Higher order differential equations

MATLAB also enables you to solve higher order differential equations symbolically without first having to rewrite them as a set of first order differential equations. For example, the differential equation:

with initial conditions
,
can be solved with the command:

`>> dsolve('m*D2y+c*Dy+k*y=0','y(0)=1','Dy(0)=0')`

Esteur
2010-03-22