Wolfram|Alpha has become well-known for its ability to perform step-by-step math in a variety of areas. Today we’re pleased to introduce a new member to this family: step-by-step differential equations. Differential equations are fundamental to many fields, with applications such as describing spring-mass systems and circuits and modeling control systems.
From basic separable equations to solving with Laplace transforms, Wolfram|Alpha is a great way to guide yourself through a tough differential equation problem. Let’s take a look at some examples.
Wolfram|Alpha can show the steps to solve simple differential equations as well as slightly more complicated ones like this one:
Wolfram|Alpha can help out in many different cases when it comes to differential equations. Get step-by-step directions on solving exact equations or get help on solving higher-order equations. Even differential equations that are solved with initial conditions are easy to compute.
What about equations that can be solved by Laplace transforms? Not a problem for Wolfram|Alpha:
This step-by-step program has the ability to solve many types of first-order equations such as separable, linear, Bernoulli, exact, and homogeneous. In addition, it solves higher-order equations with methods like undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, the method of Laplace transforms, and many more. So the next time you find yourself stuck solving a differential equation or wanting to check your work, consult Wolfram|Alpha!