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To find the solution of this equation, we assume that the solution is φ = constant. We assume that <math>\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial t} = M</math> and <math>\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial y} = N</math>. (If we substitute M and N back into (1), it yields <math>(\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial t}) dt + (\frac{\partial \phi}{\partial y}) dy = 0</math>, which makes sense.)

To find <math>y</math>, manipulate the substitutions of M and N to get <math>M \partial t = \partial \phi</math> and <math>N \partial y = \partial \phi</math>. Integrate both sides. To get the main function φ write the sum of each term found in each equation. For terms that appear in both equations, only write them once. To solve the expression for <math>y~~/,~~</math>, use the quadratic formula.

[[Category:Calculus]]

[[Category:Differential Equations]]