Clairaut's Difference Equation

Clairaut's difference equation is a special case of Lagrange's equation (Sokolnikoff and Redheffer 1958) defined by


or in "x notation,"


(Spiegel 1970). It is so named by analogy with Clairaut's differential equation


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Clairaut's Differential Equation

This entry contributed by Ronald M. Aarts

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Sokolnikoff, I. S. and Redheffer, R. M. Mathematics of Physics and Modern Engineering. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1958.Spiegel, M. R. Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Calculus of Finite Differences and Difference Equations. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970.

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Clairaut's Difference Equation

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