Clairaut's Differential Equation
or
where
is a
Function
of one variable and
. The general solution is
. The singular solution
Envelopes
are
and
.
See also
d'Alembert's Equation
References
Boyer, C. B.
A History of Mathematics.
New York: Wiley, p. 494, 1968.
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Eric W. Weisstein
1999-05-26