The Method of Undetermined CoefficientsExpected Educational ResultsMethod of Undetermined CoefficientsInitial Value Problems [IVPs]Investigation 04CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

**Author**: John J Weber III, PhD
**Corresponding Textbook Sections**:

**Section 4.4**– Nonhomogeneous Equations: The Method of Undetermined Coefficients**Section 4.5**– The Superposition Principle and Undetermined Coefficients Revisited

**Objective 12–1**: I can find particular solutions to nonhomogeneous equations.**Objective 12–2**: I can find general solutions to nonhomogeneous equations.**Objective 12–2**: I can solve higher-order nonhomogeneous IVPs.

To solve IVPs:

- Find .
- Find .
- Find coefficients for .
- Use to find coefficients in .

**NOTE**: To find coefficients in for an IVP, you **must** use .

Solve the following IVPs:

- , ,
- , ,

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